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“Good for shopping” 5 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 #27 of 86 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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“Good for shopping”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Shop local masai crafts here at the roof top. Its safer though alittle bit expensive than in the streets of Nairobi. Alot of eating places as well as other shops that you can get quality authentic goods.

Visited February 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“A place where Europeans and wealthy Kenyans meet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Besides a supermarket, boutiques, souvenire shops and a haircut salon there are a dosen of restaurants, ranging from chinese to turkish, currently the food court is under renovation

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India
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“A must in Nairobi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Everything you need is available under one roof, in terms of gifts, souvenirs, genuine handicrafts,
Friday Masai Market is the place to go to. As a tourist one has to bargain, but in the end one has
to spend time to get the right gift for people back home.

Visited January 2013
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Lagos, Nigeria
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“The place for lovely gifts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I bought most of my souvenirs for friends and family from here.

When I was walking in I was chuckling to myself because I could hear the foreigners say to the sellers 'I have no money left'. Turns out an hour later, I found myself saying the very same thing as I left. Lol

A must visit

Visited January 2013
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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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