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.
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Located within 5km from the City Centre, with adequate access from Argwings Khodek Road and Ring Road Kilimani. Yaya 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.
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.
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.
Westgate Shopping Mall
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 shopping, leisure and pleasure destinations in Nairobi, Kenya.
Two Rivers Mall
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 Development, a vision 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 boutiques, modern cinemas and various shopping, service and recreational outlets. Visit here and find yourself in a stretch of popular department stores and other modern architecture constructions. Two Rivers is one of Kenya’s most known and loved shopping destinations.
The Junction Mall
Since opening its doors in November 2004, the Junction Mall has been one of the best shopping malls in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. There’s a wide variety of leading local and international brands conducive for any shopper’s needs. Visit the mall and experience the shopping revolution from stores covering a wide range of items and budgets. Lovely experience for a daily shopper.
Sarit Your City
Opened in 1983, Sarit Centre is considered a pioneer in the shopping mall landscape in Kenya. The mall sits over 500,000 square feet of space featuring diverse retail shops, offices and medical facilities. As well as restaurants and amenities for all your daily needs. The Sarit Centre is Nairobi’s busiest shopping centre in Nairobi welcoming over 25,000 visitors everyday. Its Expo Centre is a popular venue for international exhibitions as well as private functions and banquets in Nairobi, Kenya.
Garden City Mall
Amongst shopping malls and modern architecture department buildings in Nairobi, you’ll find Garden City Mall, one of the best shopping centres in the city. This integrated residential, retail, and office development centre has over 100 stores covering a wide range of items and budgets as well as one of East Africa’s largest IMAX cinema.
The Hub Karen
The Hub Karen Mall is a premier shopping mall to be added in your must–visit list when in Kenya. Situated in the beautiful leafy suburbs of Karen Nairobi catering to unique experiences and aims to give you all you need for a relaxed shopping day. Hosts numerous local and international retailers. Featuring clothing and shoe boutiques, beauty stores and electronic shops, Hub Karen is a favourite shopping spot in Nairobi for both locals and tourists.