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The Village Market

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Address: 9/418 Limuru Road | 100, Nairobi 00621, Kenya
Phone Number:
+254 20 7122488
8:00 am - 12:00 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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Expensive but Charming Shopping Center

Village Market Nairobi is a luxurious shopping center of western style with expensive and modern shops. It is located in Gigiri residential area near United Nations Crescent and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Multan, Pakistan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No ramps to new parking - only stairs. What to do if you have full trolleys? Post office boxes moved - no one could tell me where to. Lovely trees all cut down and is now a concrete wasteland. What a shame. Nothing villagey or markety about this shopping Centre.

Thank JoJoNairobi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere at the village market on new years day 2017 was awesome! the band( whose name i momentarily) forget was soo awesome.. great voices, great instrumentalist and the the lead singer acting as his own hype man was great! The Sangria was from one of the restaurants was nothing to look forward to but the music made the bland... More 

Thank Lena K
Multan, Pakistan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Village Market Nairobi is a luxurious shopping center of western style with expensive and modern shops. It is located in Gigiri residential area near United Nations Crescent and US Embassy, 10 km away from city center, across Nairobi River, at the back of Karura Forest on Limuru Rd. It is in fact a large shopping and recreational and entertainment complex.... More 

Thank Tassaduqhussain51
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place looks nice, but trip advisor should update the information. It shows that it's open until 11 pm and when we got here at 7 pm the only thing open was the food court. Local market is only on Fridays. Trip advisor please update information

Thank Lesliegd22
Sparta, New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is all about expectations! We were there yesterday after freeing up a couple hours from our work schedule. I was expecting a traditional market with local vendors with local wares who'd haggle over prices. This is really a conventional outdoor mall with a mix of local stores, international (BOSE audio) and services (music lessons, interior design). NO price negotiations... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for Shopping and Lunch. Good quality stores with local products too. The Art Cafe restaurant offers some great dishes and drinks too. The Maasai market is around the corner and opens on Friday, but i recommend going with someone that knows because prices can get ridiculously expensive if vendors see you are a tourist.

Thank Manu S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Very safe place to hang around. The ArtCafe is a very chic place any time of the day. Missing a cinema desperately otherwise would've been perfect. Food court is great especially Orchid, Thai Village and Khazana Food court shut by 9 so do make it in time.

Thank Shazia M
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

I come here often for shopping but also for lunch. There's a good selection of food from around the globe. Also, you will find the best butcher in town here (prime cut), hair salons, Nairobi sports house, health shop, a book shop and also art galleries.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

It has an array of continental and Kenya Dishes to satisfy your needs. I was impressed by the prices and hygienic environment. similarly the complimentary free wifi made communication easier.

Thank Halidu I I
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

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 

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