Nairobi: Shopping Holiday

Shopping is a pleasure in the city of Nairobi. The markets have a great atmosphere with a wide range of merchandise to choose from. The more popular shopping areas in the city are in the Westlands, Parklands and Gigiri. Shopping malls like the Village Market in Gigiri and the Sarit Centre at Westlands house a wide selection of shops, food courts and cinemas. The Friday Masaai Market is an interesting place to pick up African artifacts and curios. For clothes and traditional fabrics head towards Biashara Street. The Embakasi Village Crafts Market is full of colorful souvenirs and craft items. Most of the local markets you must haggle in but if you prefer shops with fixed prices then there’s a wide range to choose from. Shops like the Spinner’s Web, Libra House, Viking House, The Utamaduni Craft Centre and scores more have fixed prices. The real essence of shopping though comes from the local markets!