Karatina Market: The Second Largest Open Air Market in Africa

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A cross-section of Karatina TownKaratina market is the second largest open air market in Africa. It is famous for its fresh fruit and vegetables. The market operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with Saturdays being the busiest.

Traders travel from all parts of Central Province and other parts of the country to buy and sell diverse farm products for both local consumption and export. Most of these products find their way to the market through donkeys found within Karatina region. Farmers as well as brokers prefer to pay for donkey services for transportation as compared to vehicle transport whose costs are relatively high. Read more on Karatina Market from our landscapes page.

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About Henry Muuthia

Henry Muuthia is a travel writer and photographer. He writes for a range of online platforms including Technorati, Google+, EzineArticles and ArticleBase where he has published several articles, mostly on Kenyan travel. He is a resident writer for Enchanted Landscapes Travelogue and also occasionally writes for the travel section of Nakumatt''s SmartLife Magazine.
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