Shopping


Kenya has a lot to offer and many items can be bought, either for personal use or as souvenirs and gifts. Some items of special interest include tea, coffee, wood carvings, traditional African woven cloths, hand-woven carpets and mats, baskets, leather goods, gems and gemstone jewellery, batik artwork, and traditional – especially Maasai –

There are a number of big shopping malls within and in the outskirts of Nairobi that incorporate a wholesome shopping experience amongst them: Nakumatt Junction, Sarit Centre, Westgate Mall, Nakumatt Lifestyle, Nakumatt Prestige, TRM Mall, Nakumatt Highridge, Nakumatt Galleria and Nakumatt Cross roads, Yaya centre and The Village Market

Look out for the Masai market that is a rich collection on African handicrafts and curios of different types and sizes.

  • Wednesday: Capital Center on Mombasa Road near the airport
  • Thursday: Nakumatt Junction Shopping Mall on Ngong Road
  • Friday: Village Market in Gigiri (the upper car park)
  • Saturday: The High Court parking lot in the city center (behind the Hilton)
  • Sunday: Yaya Centre in Hurlingham

The market typically runs from 8am to 6pm at each location