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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 - 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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Very safe, great dining, service very slow. Nice place to pass some time. Had a table for 11 people at the Cafe however, getting a meal took an hour. Great place to relax and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very safe, great dining, service very slow. Nice place to pass some time. Had a table for 11 people at the Cafe however, getting a meal took an hour. Great place to relax and people watch.

Thank rain2643
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Village Market is a pleasant shopping mall in Gigiri, Nairobi, frequented mostly by UN and embassy staff living close by. The mall looks more like a collection of adjacent houses giving it a distinct feel and its name. You can basically find anything you need though theselection may not be as good as compared to one of the larger... More 

Thank Barnskybeat
Navi Mumbai, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Nice place to pick-up some Souvenirs for Family members and friends. Locals visit this place for all their Grocery, Fruits and Vegetables. There are several eating joints where you can get decent meal / snack / Coffee etc. We enjoyed the Ice Creams

Thank Dalbir_S_Virdi
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The Village Market is located right next to the Tribe Hotel. Very convenient for dining and shopping while in Nairobi. The dining options were numerous and varied, from sit down restaurants of varying cuisines, to a food court with top-notch service. Shopping is fun at the Market. There are several high end shops in the complex, along with vendors with... More 

Thank novicetraveler51
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

It's a mall with everything in it. Different Restaurants, spas, salons, art, movies, bawling, shopping you name it! It's got beautiful paths, waterfalls and sceneries too. You will enjoy it.

Thank Treaze
Lagos State, Nigeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

The Village Market located just before the Tribe Village is one of the largest shopping malls i visited in Nairobi. You'll find almost everything you ever looked for in this market. Prices are great and quite competitive. A safe and secure place. No wonder tge large throng of people coming in from the nearby cities for shoppingvand relaxation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

One of its own kind - you can consider this a unique shopping Mall in Nairobi and any city for that matter. Lots of options to do shopping, eating, drinking and cafeterias. It is very differently design and quite different than the other shopping mall. Area is huge and you can easily spend couple of hours going around and shopping.... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I had my breakfast there, the restaurant was very good but the shopping wasn't as good as I expected. I didn't find a coffee shop or a place selling the nuts that Kenya is famous for

1 Thank Amr_Alkady
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place has collection all unique items prepared in Kenya. If bargaining is does properly, then you can find collectible items at very low and decent price.

Thank guru2003rahul
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Lots of choices and lots of time to be spent here based on if you enjoy shopping & eating. The family & kids had a great time & I got good food to eat & a few drinks... An evening to remember! However, expensive for most...

2 Thank SaumyaAnand

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