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“Fantastic variety of products from around the world and all over Africa.” 5 of 5 stars
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The Village Market
9/418 Limuru Road | 100, Nairobi, Kenya (Highridge)
+254 712 248890
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Ranked #21 of 92 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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“Fantastic variety of products from around the world and all over Africa.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I found it a great place to shop in Nairobi. I could buy locally grown and raised grocery items as well as imported necessities. The shops had very good prices as a norm and the Friday Massai Market was as great as you were willing to spend time and haggle! A wonderful experience.

Visited February 2012
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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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