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The Village Market, Nairobi

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A large, modern shopping, recreation, and entertainment center, The Village Market hosts over 150 stores with international and domestic brands in over 20,000 sq m (210,000 sq ft) of retail space. Designed to resemble an open-air African market, the complex has waterfalls, rivulets, plants, and gardens intermixed with shops where you'll find designer wear, fashion, and accessories. Water slides, a cinema, mini golf course, and a bowling alley provide entertainment, and there is a large food court with diverse menus. Live music performances are held over weekends and holidays. A visit to The Village Market represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Nairobi online travel planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This large shopping mall has an eclectic collection of shops on various levels. A bit confusing to find your way around, but they have pretty much everything you need (if you can find them). Lots of g...  more »
  • If you like what you like it's definitely the best bargains. You don't like it leave because they don't reject stuck to politely leave.
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  • Lots of variety. The vendors are friendly and persistent but not too pushy. They were happy to barter considerably.  more »
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  • Great selection of artsy stuff, along with traditional crafts, furniture and fabulous designer clothes. Though it is being rebuilt and with two large hotels soon to open, it retains a sophisticated yet homely feel, with open veranda and lots of outside space and seating.
  • At one time this was 'the' place to be seen, not so much these days. Still has an excellent food court though.
  • Nakumat has Great service and fast lines because it TOTALLY EMPTY. It was missing a lot of items we needed.
  • Food court in village market has the best options available in nairobi. With new and new malls coming it still appeals old Nairobians..
  • The best place to do shopping. Safaricom shop, Apple shop, restaurant and variety of banking groups. I love the place.

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