In the past decade or so, there has been this craze with investors putting up malls in Kenya; especially in Nairobi Country. Some malls actually do make good economic sense while others just leave you to wonder why the investors thought it was a good idea to put up one. With these many malls, there are the chosen few which are popular and the most preferred by most Kenyans. This is your look at the top 10 most popular shopping malls in Kenya.
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10. Rupa’s Mall
This is one of the newest malls to be put up in the country and is currently the biggest mall in Eldoret town.
It is a game changer in Uasin Gishu having introduced brands such as KFC, Java House, Woolworths, City Walk, Chandarana Foodplus, Vivo Activewear, Zaika Lounge among many others. Also, there is a movie cinema in Eldoret. Finally! However, it’s not 3D. Yeah…it’s still an improvement though.
Rupa?s Mall is placed away from the hustle and bustle of the central business district, making it easily accessible with ample parking space and play area for children.
9. Westside mall
The mall is located in the western part of Nakuru town at the junction of Kenyatta Avenue and the Nakuru-Eldoret highway.
It hosts several high-end brands offering a wide variety of goods and services including Java House, KFC, Nakumatt, Vivo Activewear, Imperial Bank and Prime Bank.
8. Buffalo Mall
Buffalo Mall is strategically located adjacent to the Nairobi-Nakuru highway making it the ideal spot to shop or grab a bite for those who take a weekend break in the lakeside town as well as those travelling to or from upcountry.
Its location offers a stress free shopping experience with Tuskys, Java House and City Walk being the top attractions.
7. City Mall
City Mall is located 20 minutes along the Mombasa-Malindi highway in the upmarket Nyali neighbourhood.
The mall comprises over 70 stores and is home to a myriad of high-end local and international brands including Shoprite, Cafesserie, Domino Pizza, City Walk and Woolworths among others. Also, all major banks have a banking hall and/or ATM lobbies in the mall.
It is located at the junction of Lang?ata and Magadi Road in Nairobi. The mall comprises three floors of shopping, dining, entertainment and other lifestyle services with 70 outlets of prominent brands such as Carrefour, Java, Brewbistro, KFC, Mr Price, Woolworths and among others.
The shopping mall offers a gratifying shopping experience to the residents of Nairobi West, South B, Ngong, Langata and Karen.
5. The Hub Karen
The Hub Karen Mall is arguably one of the most stylishly designed shopping malls in Kenya. With over 85 retail stores, the mall ensures that all your fine dining, entertainment, fashion and grocery shopping needs are met under a single roof.
The Hub Karen Mall is a superb place to visit with family, guaranteed to keep kids occupied and excited in the indoors amusement park while parents shop.
4. Garden City Mall
Garden City is the second largest shopping complex in East Africa after Two Rivers Mall. It is the first of its kind in the country to incorporate shopping, residential and office space into one joint development ingeniously blending work, home and leisure activities.
Boasting over 120 local and international luxury brands outlets as well as a 3-acre recreational park, Garden City Mall is the destination of choice for families seeking an exceptional experience in shopping, dining and entertainment on Nairobi-Thika Highway.
3. Sarit Centre
Sarit Centre is easily the oldest shopping mall in Kenya having opened its doors in 1983. The mall is located in Nairobi?s Westlands and it offers a 300-seater cinema, food courts and a roomy exhibition space. Sarit Centre reportedly handles 25,000 visitors a day. Can you imagine that? 25000 customers every day. That’s impressive.
2. Two Rivers Mall
Two Rivers Mall is the largest shopping centre in East Africa featuring a plethora of food and beverage outlets, fashion stores, health and beauty shops, banking services, children play areas and massive office spaces.
It is in close proximity to the affluent neighbourhoods of Muthaiga, Gigiri, Nyari and Runda; offering the residents of these areas an excellent shopping experience with high-end local and international brands such as Turkish clothing line LC Waikiki, French retailer Carrefour and Burger King among many others.
We might talk about Two Rivers being so big but it is a dwarf when compared to other African malls. It’s actually the smallest. Make time to read that article.
1. Village Market
The iconic Village Market is one of the oldest shopping malls in Nairobi. There is no one (except new born toddlers) who hasn’t heard about the mall. It accommodates 150 outlets on three levels, an outdoor food court and a health and fitness centre.
Village Market offers a recreational and shopping experience within the hot diplomatic zone of Gigiri.
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