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“A must in Nairobi”
Review of The Village Market

The Village Market
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Nairobi City Tour
Ranked #17 of 122 things to do in Nairobi
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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“A must in Nairobi”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Everything you need is available under one roof, in terms of gifts, souvenirs, genuine handicrafts,
Friday Masai Market is the place to go to. As a tourist one has to bargain, but in the end one has
to spend time to get the right gift for people back home.

Visited January 2013
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Lagos, Nigeria
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“The place for lovely gifts”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

I bought most of my souvenirs for friends and family from here.

When I was walking in I was chuckling to myself because I could hear the foreigners say to the sellers 'I have no money left'. Turns out an hour later, I found myself saying the very same thing as I left. Lol

A must visit

Visited January 2013
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Sandy, Oregon
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“Fantastic variety of products from around the world and all over Africa.”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

I found it a great place to shop in Nairobi. I could buy locally grown and raised grocery items as well as imported necessities. The shops had very good prices as a norm and the Friday Massai Market was as great as you were willing to spend time and haggle! A wonderful experience.

Visited February 2012
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“Great Shopping Center”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

This is a great shopping center in Nairobi. They have a wide variety of stores that you can purchase things from, and the prices are quite reasonable. They have a pretty good food court, which has excellent theming and decorations. The prices in the food court are, however on the upper side, and in my opinion most of it isn't worth that much. They have some other great attractions as well, including a movie theatre, bowling alley, as well as mini golf. The only downside is that it is quite rushed at most times and you may not be able to get parking. They also have a great market which runs on Fridays, where you can grab a lot of great items for some pretty good negotiable prices.

Visited August 2012
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Lahore, Pakistan
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“Village Market Shopping”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Nairobi is the main city of Kenya being its Capital. Village Market is one of the main shopping market in the Nairobi, one finds Massai market which is only available on Friday. As tourist you need to buy so many souvenirs, Massai Market is the best for this. food items can also be bought here. Village Market is good

Visited December 2011
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