Guide to the Best Shopping Malls in Nairobi

Shopping Malls in Nairobi
Image courtesy of Westgate Shopping Mall

As the city is a gateway to prime African safaris, Nairobi has a well-deserved reputation as one of the foremost fashion capitals of Africa.  With so many stylish boutiques and fashionable shopping destinations scattered all over Nairobi, the Kenyan capital is a shopping Mecca for every shopaholic in East Africa. There are plenty options to fit every budget, every style and meet your shopping interests. Here’s our list and guide to the best shopping malls in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Thika Road Mall

Featuring over 100 outlets consisting of shops, restaurants and cafes, entertainment and financial services, Thika Road Mall is one of the largest shopping malls in East Africa. Whether you in need of everyday groceries, update your fashion and style, grab some food or simply window shopping, this mall is welcoming to all. Its outlets include brands such as Barclays, Clarks, Carrefour and Subway.

Address: TRM Dr, Nairobi, Kenya

Yaya Centre

Yaya Centre Nairobi
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Located within 5km from the City Centre, with adequate access from Argwings Khodek Road and Ring Road KilimaniYaya Centre hosts a vast array of international fashion brands as well as local designers. The mall has been serving Nairobi since the late eighties, yet still holds its relevance till this day. A modern multifunctional shopping mall with over 100 outlets offering just about everything you need from retail shops and financial services to cafes, restaurants and homewares. There are plenty options to spice up your everyday shopping in Nairobi, Kenya.

Address: Yaya Shopping Centre, Argwings Kodhek Rd, Nairobi, Kenya

Nextgen Mall

Nextgen Mall
Nextgen shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya | © Joseph Kibaki

Located along the Mombasa road, about 15-minute drive from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and a 10-minute drive from the Nairobi Central Business District of Nairobi. Here, shoppers get to explore some of the finest style and fashion outlets in Nairobi as well as a fun dining experience by the food outlets. But there’s more, the mall has nearby attractions including Nairobi National Park, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Nairobi National Archives, and an ice-skating park. Nextgen combines nature with endless shopping to give visitors a memorable shopping experience in Nairobi.

Address: Mombasa Road, Nairobi, Kenya

Southfield Mall

Southfield Mall
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Southfield Mall is easily one of the finest mall constructions in Nairobi, Kenya. The mall is located in the centre of the industrial and residential hub of the high density Embakasi estate, and benefits from a wide catchment area. A stunning shopping mall with details architectural finishing – central atrium is crowned with a glass roof articulating light to various levels and to the water feature at the basement. Constructed to juxtaposed the surrounding low-rise buildings to form an anchored and vibrant environment. The venue consists of high-end as well as plenty retail, cafés and restaurants options. Everything is just amazing and it’s always to be here, an elegant looking place perfect for a day out in Nairobi. Open from 7.30am to 10pm everyday.

Address: Airport North Road, Nairobi, Kenya

Westgate Shopping Mall

Shopping Malls in Nairobi
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The Westgate Shopping Mall is an excellent place to dine, shop, hangout or just to get your groceries in the city. One of the most conveniently located shopping malls in Nairobi, and easily be reached from the city centre. With over 80 shops, Westgate is one of the premier shoppingleisure and pleasure destinations in Nairobi, Kenya.

Address: 15 Mwanzi Rd Nairobi KE, Kenya

Two Rivers Mall

Two Rivers Mall
Two Rivers shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya | © Masidza Galavu

Sitting on over 40 acres of land, Two Rivers Mall is the largest shopping mall in Kenya, and East Africa. The mall is part of the Two Rivers Developmentvision 2030 accredited development that sits on 102 Acres of Master- planned and Serviced land. Two Rivers Mall has been welcoming thousands of visitors to its fashionable boutiquesmodern cinemas an