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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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Good Hangout place and lot of food options

Its one of the best shopping mall in Nairobi, can get everything including Nakumatt shopping center, Also have food court contains, persian, chinese, african, italian and Indian... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 29, 2015
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2015

Its one of the best shopping mall in Nairobi, can get everything including Nakumatt shopping center, Also have food court contains, persian, chinese, african, italian and Indian food options. Lovely place.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2015

I love Tiramisu Restaurant at the Village Market's food court. The Italian Hot Chocolate (my achilles heel) is "purely sinful" and the pastries heavenly! The Planet Yoghurt is also amazing. Don't forget to get some Fresh Vegetables and fruits from Zucchini as well as some household shopping at Nakumatt Supermarket

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2015

We've just discovered a really special coffee shop at Village Market. It is one of many in the Food plaza area right at the end, and is called Tiramisu. It has really marvellous cakes and special breads and the coffee is pretty good too!

Thank Travelttomuch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2015

Planet Yoghurt is also a favourite. Love also having the opportunity to buy good meat and eat from a variety of food outlets!

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

The Masai Market moves from place to place each day and is an outdoor setup with many very colourful stalls selling curios and local crafts and clothes. The vendors are extremely pushy and in-your-face and I found this to be unpleasant and that it spoiled the experience. It is not possible to browse and really examine the goods with several... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Medium sized mall popular with expatriates. It has a lot of small boutiques and even a Mac store. It also has a Woolsworth, a grocery store, and a spa/nail place. There are not a lot of trendy clothes but good for basics or high end African designers. It has a large good court and good cafe. There is a lot... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2015

Since this shopping mall is located in an area where lots of expats live, the prices are quite high. It's very convenient, clean and safe though so it's a great place to go and relax. There are beauty shops, clothing shops, restaurants and coffees places, post office, cell-phone carriers, grocery stores, health stores, sports stores, shoe stores, souvenir shops, toy... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

I was originally impressed with the amount of security on hand in the mall until the metal detector would go off when I walked through and was told "it's ok sir" and allowed to continue walking through without finding out what was setting it off, on multiple occasions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

This place was introduction to Nairobi...and it definitely set the mood. Open clean air on Sundays they have live music. Many shops the masai market is on the back side on Fridays. Great gifts. Fresh juice, decent sushi, friendly staff and a constant flow of foreign energy that has a passion for Africa. I often call Kenya the heart of... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015

The Village Market is a little far away from the city centre; but it is a very nice area. Behind the Village Market on Sundays - they hold the Masai Craft Market. Be aware of extreme over-pricing, use your bartering skills, generally you can halve the price suggested. Lovely gift ideas and lots to choose from.

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