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The Village Market

Address: 9/418 Limuru Road | 100, Nairobi, Kenya (Highridge)
Phone Number: +254 712 248890
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: East Africa's largest entertainment and shopping destination. Description: The Village Market is...
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Owner description: East Africa's largest entertainment and shopping destination. Description: The Village Market is East Africa's largest Shopping, Recreation and Entertainment destination. The complex is home to over 150 outlets covering 210,000 square feet of retail space, 20,000 square feet of office space in addition to a host of recreation facilities. The mall essentially provides residents of the area with high-end shopping and entertainment, satisfying a niche that was not previously explored. As the name suggests, the complex embodies the spirit of the African market in an open-air setting. To live up to its African theme, are waterfalls, rivers and over 2000 exotic plants and gardens, giving this magnificent shopping centre an edge over other shopping malls. Since its inception 14 years ago, The Village Market has revolutionized shopping while redefining recreation and entertainment. Over the years, the centre has successfully been able to blend modernity and culture to provide an aura of modern shopping.This innovation has not gone unnoticed. Due to its remarkable architectural design, The Village Market has earned numerous accolades including the coveted International Council of Shopping Centres' Design Award.

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Queanbeyan, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

The Village Market is the name of an up-market and over-priced shopping centre frequented by diplomats, ex-pats and ladies-who-lunch - you won't see many black faces (except for the wait staff). It is also consequently a potential terrorist target, and is/has been the subject of security alerts. There is a large Maasai craft markets in the upstairs carpark on Fridays,... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2010

I live in Nairobi and I go often - grocery shopping at Nakumatt, nice food court, toy shop, culture shops, and I take visitors there. That said, there are 3 ways to buy curios/souvenirs from Kenya: 1. From the people who make it - near the places you go visit - the Masai Mara, Kisumu...they tend to be cheaper but... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2010

Classic (so I'm told) Maasai Market. You can really get a great deal here, but haggle at each vendor directly. Don't let anyone try to lump all your goods together to "give you a better deal." Do a walk through of the entire place first before you buy anything. As an American, your first bid should be 1/3 of the... More 

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Kisumu, Kenya
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2010

This is a great spot in Nairobi. The mall has a Dorman's coffee and a food court type area where you can get all kinds of good food (that is safe for the western stomach). Several of the spots sell Tusker beer and the open air seating is nice when it's not too hot. You can get a GOOD manicure... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2010

For those seeking the Masai Market which is featured at the Village Market on fridays, I recommend that you wait until saturday and visit the Masai Market located next to the Hilton Hotel- as prices tend to be much lower there. Please note you will be grabbed by a broker claiming to help you make deals. While I would like... More 

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Sawyer, MI
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2010

I would recommend this shopping place for anyone looking to pick up some gifts from Kenya. They have a little bit of everything that you would see in the shops all over the country. Beware of pick-pocketers (no personal experience). I have spent many days and much money here and you can get some really good deals.

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2009

I had been to the Village Market while travelling on the safari between Amboseli National Park and Lake Nakuru for lunch. On my last full day in Nairobi, I took a taxi there again because I had seen such great stores. There is a co-op there with arts and crafts from all over Kenya. I filled my entire Christmas list... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2009

I has visited Nairobi recently during the 3rd week of October 2009 and had two days in Nairobi.Durng this time, we visited the Giraffe Centre, The City View Point and Lake Nakuru. Every place we visited, we checked out souvenir shops nearby. I found that the souvenirs were priced very high and required a lot of bargaining. This proved very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2009

i went to the village market for the friday maasai market, during lunch hour i went to the food court as i came down the stairs, my attention was drawn to khazana curry outlet. the first thing that hit me was the gorgeous smell of the wonderfu spices, i couldnt resist and ordered my favorite dish, the butter chicken. i... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2009

I absolutely love the Village Market, I was staying at Tribe - the Village Market hotel and found both establishments an amazing oasis. Although some of the shops were slightly pricey, in comparison to shopping in developed countries, I thought there were lots of lovely boutiques. Namely Kalabash for amazing african arts, the store has a great selection of unique... More 

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