Nairobi Area Shopping

  • Shopping
    by Dizzyhead
  • Shopping
    by Dizzyhead
  • Shopping
    by Dizzyhead

Nairobi Area Shopping

  • Souvenirs, gifts, books, maps

    Just near the Stanyley Hotel is Safari Kit Ltd within the Fairview Hotel. Shop No 2 Good quality and well designed art and craft piences, things for your safari, and post-safari mementos.I bought some bird and animal field guides to Africa here. On the expensive side, but some of the things were quite unique and some of the books apparently with...

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  • curio, curio, curio

    there are several of the so-called massai markets - open air markets where small traders gather on the ground of a parking lot surrounding one of the malls, places where lots of tourists and expats hang out at. There is one on the parking roof of Westgate shopping mall every Tuesday and another one on the parking lot of Yaya Center every Sunday....

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  • pearls, kikoys and carvings

    there is a Massai market on Sundays at the parking lot of Yaya Center in Kilimani, open till afternoon. Besides, there is a kind of permanent massai market (a number of stalls) opposite Sarit Center in Westlands. Both are located relatively close to the city centre, and if you cannot agree on prices with the traders (you need to haggle), you can...

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  • Obamanania goes kanga

    Obama rocks - especially in kenya, the home country of his late father where many people see him an an inspiration and the tourism industry is hoping to make some money with his name. It did not take long after his election until his face appeared on the traditional cloth, the kanga the "Obama kangas" appear in a number of colors, and by now there...

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  • arts and crafts

    the RaMoMa art gallery in Parklands should be a good spot to start when looking for contemporary art. They also help young artists to exhibit their works open air on their grounds - I think it is usually on the first Saturday of the month - and have a good reputation. There is also a website: http://kenya.africancolours.net/both Alliance Francaise...

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  • Shopping in Busy Nairobi

    The Nakumatt is a major store in Nairobi... it actually is similar to the American WalMart. It contains jewelry, food, candy, electronics, a nice bank and several other amenities. This was a great place to stop and get a taste of home while visiting the area. The store had little ethnic items and mostly merchandise from Britain. It is better to...

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  • For cheap groceries..

    Tusker Mattress is much like Nakumatt, but is in general cheaper in price. If your looking for everday staples like beer/wine, rice, fruit, vegetables, meat, etc you can find it here. The bottom part of the store is usually groceries while the top half has clothes, books, games, and appliances. You can pick up a pair of US brand jeans for the...

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  • The Village Market

    Not exactly a masaai village, this.The Village Market is a big shopping plaza and department store. Very chick and everything is spick and span. Expensive, but they've got what you need in terms of luxury items and western goods, books, toiletries, clothes etc.It is a bit far out, and not much for the backpacker, really. But for travellers who miss...

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