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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
08:00 - 12:00
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 08:00 - 12:00
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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Very nice place to eat and shop in Nairobi

The market offers a very nice variety of places to shop local handcraft, local art, international shops, a well stored supermarket, ATMs and different Restaurantes. You can arrive... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laura G
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The market offers a very nice variety of places to shop local handcraft, local art, international shops, a well stored supermarket, ATMs and different Restaurantes. You can arrive by taxi and spend the whole afternoon reviewing the different shops to buy presents and memories from your visit. We had breakfast twice (there is a nice bakery with good Capuccino and... More 

Thank Laura G
Edmonton, Canada
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We were living in Nairobi when Village Market opened. It was the place to go for shopping, eating out and entertainment. Fifteen years later the mall is showing its age. Steps are broken and it needs a paint job. I visited quite a few stores. Store clerks just do not believe in customer service. Cashiers are literally with their heads... More 

Thank peonygarden
Cairo, Egypt
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Lovely mall include almost everything .. I like mall employees Black and white photos it's very nice idea in such a place also I like KAZURI stones jewelry shop for handmade items despite it's expensive (for Nairobi) but very good quality .

Thank Emam78
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I'm not a shopper, so this review isn't about going here as a tourist. Instead, we went here multiple times just to stock up on supplies. For that purpose, it is great. For starters, there are plenty of ATMs. There's a grocery store which can get you whatever you need for your day trip. The ArtCafe was also great for... More 

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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

After enduring about a half dozen near death experiences on the way to the market due to using those little buses called matatus (Swahili for three), I finally got to the Village Market for the Friday Maasai flea market. I really liked visiting here a lot!!! The vendors were very friendly, although some were very pushy, which can be annoying.... More 

Thank Tigerman777
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

No ramps to new parking - only stairs. What to do if you have full trolleys? Post office boxes moved - no one could tell me where to. Lovely trees all cut down and is now a concrete wasteland. What a shame. Nothing villagey or markety about this shopping Centre.

Thank JoJoNairobi
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

The atmosphere at the village market on new years day 2017 was awesome! the band( whose name i momentarily) forget was soo awesome.. great voices, great instrumentalist and the the lead singer acting as his own hype man was great! The Sangria was from one of the restaurants was nothing to look forward to but the music made the bland... More 

Thank Lena K
Multan, Pakistan
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Village Market Nairobi is a luxurious shopping center of western style with expensive and modern shops. It is located in Gigiri residential area near United Nations Crescent and US Embassy, 10 km away from city center, across Nairobi River, at the back of Karura Forest on Limuru Rd. It is in fact a large shopping and recreational and entertainment complex.... More 

Thank Tassaduqhussain51
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The place looks nice, but trip advisor should update the information. It shows that it's open until 11 pm and when we got here at 7 pm the only thing open was the food court. Local market is only on Fridays. Trip advisor please update information

Thank Lesliegd22
Sparta, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

It is all about expectations! We were there yesterday after freeing up a couple hours from our work schedule. I was expecting a traditional market with local vendors with local wares who'd haggle over prices. This is really a conventional outdoor mall with a mix of local stores, international (BOSE audio) and services (music lessons, interior design). NO price negotiations... More 

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