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“A little oasis”
Review of The Village Market

The Village Market
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Nairobi City Tour
Ranked #16 of 121 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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Skierniewice, Poland
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“A little oasis”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

A range of speciality shops, cafes, restaurants, bowling ally, waterpark and other entertainment. One of the best things about this place is the open air rambling village feel.

One point to note it has a very good sports shop, probably the best of the shopping malls in Nairobi plus a very good electrical/electronics accessories shop where you can haggle the price down a little.

There is a play area for younger kids so there is plenty to do. one problem, it's not the cheepest place in the world.

Visited February 2013
2 Thank Paul J
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Toronto, Canada
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“Good for shopping”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Shop local masai crafts here at the roof top. Its safer though alittle bit expensive than in the streets of Nairobi. Alot of eating places as well as other shops that you can get quality authentic goods.

Visited February 2013
2 Thank Regina K
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“A place where Europeans and wealthy Kenyans meet”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Besides a supermarket, boutiques, souvenire shops and a haircut salon there are a dosen of restaurants, ranging from chinese to turkish, currently the food court is under renovation

4 Thank Mikhail S
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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
2 Thank JerryIndia
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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
2 Thank Reniestar
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