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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately it's a bit annoying to deal with sellers whom I also understand as they only try to earn some money; but I could not take it more than one hour - maybe the problem is me. Yes, many options, so for souvenir, it's easy...More

Thank MelikeK314
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I picked lots of gifts but this decor was out of this world. The traders are friendly and prices are relatively cheap especially if you crack the bargaining puzzle. Half the price....

Thank Flyer626174
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Its not my first time visiting but again and again I feel like the local people ( some of them are not even Maasai ) are just looking to get stupid tourist to pay overpaid money

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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Its a crampt, small market in the mall parking lot. Can def bargain for souvenirs, which is why I went and was satisfied but be prepared - it is very tight space and literally EVERY booth person will engage you, try to get you to...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Decided to pop in to see if we could pick up a few souvenirs. I didn’t want anything big but just to poke around. A friendly guy on the street brought us there, he said he was selling his art there. Once we got there...More

Thank Erin B
Reviewed August 18, 2018

My husband and I love markets. We make an effort to visit as many as possible all over the world. This market felt uncomfortable the moment we arrived. Many vendors physically engaged you and made it impossible to casually shop. This is definitely a craft...More

Thank TraceyFogarty
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Good bargain and variety available. Loads of option to shop especially leather, wooden, limestone, paintings, etc.

Thank 839ameys
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Decided to go to this market for unique gifts where money goes to the local artisans. As soon as we arrived we were swamped with a dozen guys who wanted to show us around the market. It was very uncomfortable to say the least and...More

1  Thank wooski
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Handicrafts on sale were very creative and interesting but the buying experience was marred by shady men pretending to represent the seller but were actually just skimming off their profits with exorbitant prices. If you try to get away from them, they start threatening that...More

Thank C R
Reviewed August 2, 2018

...on display, but with a lot of repetition.We were immediately latched onto by touts who created barrier between us and the unfortunate sellers who presumably suffer from the touts as much as do the tourists. The touts didn't respond to ignore or downright rudeness. Prices...More

Thank Rainer L
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Ian T
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Response from dvick_or | Reviewed this property |
There are markets throughout the city just about everyday at different locations around Nairobi. I went to the one located at the Village Market. I believe there is a listing online of the day and locations. I tried to the... More