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Address: 9/418 Limuru Road | 100, Nairobi 00621, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 20 7122488
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

East Africa's largest entertainment and shopping destination.


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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Beautiful and safe mall but expensive

This mall is so far where I have felt the most safe. It is located in the UN embassy area so you will see all kind of nationalities but it is also what makes it more expensive... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Aalborg, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Village market is one of the most safest places in Nairobi, as I could experience it. I was misguided and I thought it is a market like Massai Mara. It is really overpriced and some of the big brands seemed fake as well. The food court is well equipped and the Noodles bar ( cannot recall the name of it... More 

Thank Annabella S
Aalborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This mall is so far where I have felt the most safe. It is located in the UN embassy area so you will see all kind of nationalities but it is also what makes it more expensive. However a visit is a nice trip since it is very beautiful and have many shops.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Village market is a unique mall in the sense that it has a bit of indoor as well as outdoor mall concept. You have some areas where you can be in the outdoor and take in the weather as well as enjoy the small little things it has to offer. There is a man who converts balloons into different shapes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

I regularly hold my business meetings here. Coffee and atmosphere is good. It's not noisy unlike some other busy coffee shops and restaurants

1 Thank Nawir I
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Great upmarket mall in one of Nairobi's high-end suburbs. There is something for everyone. A vibrant food court for families and teens and lovely restaurants if looking for something more formal. Good variety of shops as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice place to shop , also to get something to eat, it got many small boutiques and small cafes, it's in a high rollers area, so bit expensive

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Decent outlet with an outdoors setting and good food but not worth the traffic if you are not nearby. They have an excellent curio shop upstairs, a good cafe, a big supermarket, a couple shops that sell nice African clothes and a wonderful art shop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

A nice place with many shops selling exclusive products. My wife really loved the place. It was full of expartriates and tourists

Thank Machoman6363
Miami Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

This place could double as a labyrinth with up and down and winding aisles amid a variety of stores that range from chic local arts and crafts to outdated European fashion. Worth visiting to kill time. Is in a kind of remote area of Nairobi not far from where most embassies are located which means that on the way you... More 

1 Thank Liban10452
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

This is an interesting mall, though it used to be more interesting when I visited during its early days. On this return visit I found the place to have added extensions very haphazardly and made the moving about and looking at shops and restaurant very confusing. Ugly is a good adjective. However, we were here for a quick lunch and... More 

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