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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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  • Fairly standard shopping mall with outdoor craft market. Couple of places to get bite to eat/drink, supermarket and nice book store.  more »
  • Nice mall without a mall-esque feeling, looks like boutique shops next to each other, beautiful Christmas lights all over in December  more »
  • Super Mall with many shops, banks and restaurants. There is also a hospital open soon. The safety precautions are very intense, so there are no gangs of beggars or pickpockets. The new cultivation of the Mall is open for a few weeks. The architecture alone is worth the trip to the village market! Anyone looking for a place to relaxed/safe strolling and international snacks/cake is right here! Tip: is always the famous "Masai market" in the garage on Friday. Great and cheap - depending on the negotiation skills - souvenirs can be purchased there. You should however look because some raw materials such as ivory or ebony are subject to certain regulations / and should not be purchased anyway!
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  • I love being here... so many shops, so many things to explore, so many restaurant which basically means so many dishes and cuisines to taste. This is a happy place.....😉
  • Many more stores are yet to come. If you are looking for some handicraft you might like it. However, not much of to choose from. I would give some time and wait for some more stores to open up. For now it's just another mall.
  • Although traffic has reduced this side due to the closure of Nakumatt Supermarket and stiff competition from Two Rivers Mall, the atmosphere here is very cool. This place has an aura of comfort and calmness.
  • The atmosphere of Village Market is enjoyable, with the open-air restaurant area in the middle. But the chaotic parking area and entrance is unbearable. I know they are doing construction, but it seems like there wasn't much thought put into the layout of the entire space. I would much prefer to go to one of the nearer, newer malls if I have the choice. Paying 50 KES for parking each time is also quite annoying when I don't always carry cash on me. The stores like Zucchini and Prime Cuts are worth checking out, but there is nothing else that brings me to Village Market instead of its competitors.
  • 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.

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