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“Great Shopping Center” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Village Market

The Village Market
9/418 Limuru Road | 100, Nairobi, Kenya (Highridge)
+254 712 248890
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Ranked #28 of 78 things to do in Nairobi
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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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“Great Shopping Center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

This is a great shopping center in Nairobi. They have a wide variety of stores that you can purchase things from, and the prices are quite reasonable. They have a pretty good food court, which has excellent theming and decorations. The prices in the food court are, however on the upper side, and in my opinion most of it isn't worth that much. They have some other great attractions as well, including a movie theatre, bowling alley, as well as mini golf. The only downside is that it is quite rushed at most times and you may not be able to get parking. They also have a great market which runs on Fridays, where you can grab a lot of great items for some pretty good negotiable prices.

Visited August 2012
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“Village Market Shopping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Nairobi is the main city of Kenya being its Capital. Village Market is one of the main shopping market in the Nairobi, one finds Massai market which is only available on Friday. As tourist you need to buy so many souvenirs, Massai Market is the best for this. food items can also be bought here. Village Market is good

Visited December 2011
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“Good one-stop shopping and souvenir shopping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

This is a good shopping mall with a Maasai market available on Fridays. It is clean and has a variety of shops ... a one-stop location for most of what you would need. Several good restaurants available and an international variety of food in the food court. The Maasai market made local wares available to tourists, like us. It was very large and seemed to be well-run, without the safety concerns I've read about with some of the other local markets. It ended up being our go-to place throughout our stay.

Visited July 2012
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“Great for souvenirs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Having very limited time off during a business trip to Nairobi, I really enjoyed the Masai market. Found a lot of nice artesan products, and got some very reasonable deals. Perfect gifts to bring home!

Visited June 2012
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“Our perfect sunday!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012 via mobile

We often visit Village market to spend our sunday afternoon...its the best place for the entire family.
Kids n adults can enjoy bowling and playing pool...they have a great place for kids n adults to swim on a hot day...mini golf...go carting...swings etc for children.
A cinema is an added attraction...
For shopping there are many stores from Nakumatt...toy shop...clothing stores and exhibition hall which has mostly something or other going on.
The food court has the biggest variety...Indian,Italian,Chinese to coffee shops...other fine dining and fast food is also available.
The live band on Sundays lets u spend hours and hours there.
Tribe hotel is just adjacent...anothet attraction.

In short we just love spending sundays there esp my 3yr old.

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