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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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Convenient place, somewhat expensive

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... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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 

Thank Veronica F
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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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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.

Thank Christopher P
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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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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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Reviewed October 9, 2015

You want to spend your saturday afternoon or sunday afternoon here.... Just sipping in a cup of coffee, or a glass of wine, or icecream, or shopping at the nakumatt stores!!!!

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Reviewed September 21, 2015

We are staying in a hotel within walking distance of the Village Market. The food court has good options--Thai, Indian, African, Asian, and German. Seating outside with shade is available. There is a huge grocery store that sells anything you might need. Also, several stores selling clothes and handicrafts.

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Reviewed September 11, 2015

Village Market is the outskirt area and little far from the city center. But once you reach there, you will feel the people around the world is gathered here only at one place and people are enjoying the feast. Plenty of shops and variety of stuffs is the main attraction of this place.

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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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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 

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