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Koinange St, City Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

The Nairobi City Market is a collection of individual stalls, all selling trinkets geared toward the tourist trade. The vendors are friendly and not overly aggresive in their sales pitches. Of the most interest is the building itself, which is an old airplane hanger, dating...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jackg641
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

The relatively small market is divided in different parts : meat - flowers- souvenirs/handycraft ! The souvenir vendors will push you to buy all kind of rubbish , but you will hardly find anything worth buying...

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kingofpeppange
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Lots of shops and people are friendly. Typical Kenyan items although we send better quality out on safari. We felt safe. One side is for tourists the other side is for food/produce for locals. Not really worth taking the time to search out. We had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ashtabulaone
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We went here and had a good experience. The market is tiny - we wanted to spend a good while there but depending on how much you like to shop you could probably see the whole thing in 15 minutes. Sellers are friendly and invite...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank eab561
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

This is a small market. It appears that there are two markets on Saturday. Not sure which one I was in. Lots of colorful items to see and choose from. I would suggest compare prices before you buy. People here are nice. Love calling you...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Rolf605
Reviewed 11 April 2018

One stop shop (market) for all your body and soul needs. Offers choma experience for those who dare to dare. The fresh fish and meat market is also very popular for its affordability and relatively good hygiene standards. While there you can shop around for...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Jackson M
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

This is a very happening place in Nairobi and if you are a tourist you must go to this market and roam the streets around it including the Town Center. But be very careful, try your absolute best to not look like a tourist, and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank 980fatemab
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

For a plate of quick, affordable goat meat with Ugali, look for Mucene's. Love the joint. The meal is so good.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Njui
Reviewed 20 March 2017

the place is nice but expensive, i negotiate hard to buy some souvenirs, but it is very nice and i bought many.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank mohosman
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We visited the city market on a Tuesday afternoon. We pretty much stuck to the souvenir shops as we were heading on safari the next day and didn't need any fresh food. The market was very quiet; I did not feel mobbed or swarmed at...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Response from Njui | Reviewed this property |
Or you can walk using google maps. It is less than 3km by my guesstimation.