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“Watch Your Purse” 1 of 5 stars
Review of River Road

River Road
River road, Nairobi, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
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Ranked #151 of 184 Shopping in Nairobi
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Nairobi
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Watch Your Purse”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

River Road is in downtown of Nairobi and is always crowded owing to the fact that the bus terminus and most public vehicles terminus are nearby. It also caters for most small and medium business. You will not also miss out on a few idlers and hence, pick pockets, so watch your purse or wallet. However, if you want the best bargains in clothing, beauty products, household items, electronics, school textbooks you ought to visit the shops along this road.

Visited November 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Affordable stuff at your own risk!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

The place is like a shopping mall with everything you need at a very good price but there are muggers so shop but keep an eye out for pickpockets.

Visited January 2013
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“DO NOT GO AT NIGHT”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

hi this is one of the most dangerous places for a non local u are likely to be mugged, beaten or kidnapped stay well clear

Visited December 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Worst Street to walk along”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Very crowded street with the hawkers running around.
Cheap/substandard good sold along these streets except for a few places.
In fact the word river road is often synonymous with substandard goods.

Visited November 2012
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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“Stay away!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This street is not only dirty and filthy, it is totally unsafe for tourists to walk in this area. Theft and fraud is rife in this area and if you treasure your belongings you will surely stay away from this area of the CBD

Visited August 2012
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