The Kenya Market displays the contrasting rare and exotic goods of Africa and modern the western merchandise. The comparatively booming economy of Kenya is the reason why the markets of Kenya have all kinds of things from around the world. As tourism is a major industry of Kenya many visitors makes it a point to visit the markets of this East African country to get a feel of the local lifestyle. The free market economy, good administration and industries have made Kenya one of the most affluent countries of Africa.
The few things which must be shopped for in the Kenyan market are beads, bags and African craft items. The tribal beads jewelry by the Masai and the Ilkisongo tribes are colorful and vibrant. These make a very good gift item, collector's item and souvenir for the tourists. The Maasai Market which is held on every Tuesday at the capital city of Kenya is the best place to the get original tribal items of your choice. The African art depicted on the soapstone and blackwoods are very popular among the tourists. The two markets which are famous in the other big city of Kenya, Mombasa, are Mackinnon and Makupa markets. African wraps which are also known as kangas are best found in Malindi and Mombasa two coastal cities of Kenya.
Apart from national importance Kenya also serves the other neighboring countries of Africa. As Kenya is a member of the PTA it enjoys a favored tariff rate while trading with other member countries which also belong to the eastern and southern Africa.