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“Watch Your Purse” 1 of 5 stars
Review of River Road

River Road
Ranked #27 of 36 Shopping in Nairobi
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Nairobi
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Watch Your Purse”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

River Road is in downtown of Nairobi and is always crowded owing to the fact that the bus terminus and most public vehicles terminus are nearby. It also caters for most small and medium business. You will not also miss out on a few idlers and hence, pick pockets, so watch your purse or wallet. However, if you want the best bargains in clothing, beauty products, household items, electronics, school textbooks you ought to visit the shops along this road.

Visited November 2012
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2 Thank VirginiaNairobi
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Affordable stuff at your own risk!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The place is like a shopping mall with everything you need at a very good price but there are muggers so shop but keep an eye out for pickpockets.

Visited January 2013
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2 Thank paula k
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“DO NOT GO AT NIGHT”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

hi this is one of the most dangerous places for a non local u are likely to be mugged, beaten or kidnapped stay well clear

Visited December 2012
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3 Thank Darren B
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Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Worst Street to walk along”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Very crowded street with the hawkers running around.
Cheap/substandard good sold along these streets except for a few places.
In fact the word river road is often synonymous with substandard goods.

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Beatrice J
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Stay away!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

This street is not only dirty and filthy, it is totally unsafe for tourists to walk in this area. Theft and fraud is rife in this area and if you treasure your belongings you will surely stay away from this area of the CBD

Visited August 2012
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2 Thank Jaco C
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