It takes heart to venture into the chaotic-looking, sprawling marketplace of Addis Ababa, but despite what it may seem at first glance, the market is very much organised, subdivided into "quarters" dedicated to a specific kind of wares. Come with a guide to help you navigate; many vendors keep goods inside permanent stalls, so what it is that is being sold might not be apparent at first glance. Items worth browsing for are leather goods, silver jewellery, spices, and more.
Address: Addis Mercato, Addis Ababa
Opening hours: Mon - Sat 6am-7pm
Phone: +251 91 250 2236