The village market is an extensive recreation, shopping, and entertainment complex found in Nairobi. The facility houses over 150 stores with 20,000 sq feet covering office space and 210,000 sq feet for retail space.
This magnificent shopping complex is situated at Gigiri residential area on Limuru road. It lives up to the African theme and hence, the name village market. It embodies the African markets, which are generally in an open-air setting.
The village market has got several outlets that offer various services and products to visitors. Many retail shops are open and sell designer wear, local wear, accessories, fashion, and even footwear falling in specialty and lifestyle categories. Carrefour supermarket is also a significant tenant at the premises.
This fascinating shopping complex houses an outdoor food court that allows visitors and tourists to have a taste of the African delicacies. Several restaurants are open daily, offering dinner, lunch, and breakfast. High-end salons and beauty services cannot go unnoticed at this marvelous shopping mall.
Refinery grooming, Nairobi’s latest era male grooming company, has also established its presence at the shopping complex for all types of haircuts. There is a fitness and health center on the premises that offers dance classes, yoga, and barre.
Village Market has also catered for the disabled as they are provided with individually accessible restrooms, a prayer room for the shoppers, and even a baby room for the nursing mothers. You can access the mall through five entrances making it very convenient. The complex has also placed more than five customer care desks strategically for the shoppers and visitors to seek any information.
Entertainment and Recreation Center
The village market initially had a cinema hall (Nu Metro), a mini-golf course, water slides, and bowling alleys. However, in 2019, the newly refurbished aw-inspiring bowling alley was reopened. The Village Bowl is a modern 11 lane facility that is well furnished and decorated. The waiting bays and seats are made from state of the art fabric that makes them very cozy.
The Ozone Trampoline Park cannot go unmentioned if you really toured the Village market. This park occupies an extensive space, and the artwork displayed on its walls is just sensational. Above the reception desk resembles the front end of a matatu (14-seater), and behind it is a decorated larger matatu front-end with flashing LED lights.
All the walls of the park are covered with astounding graffiti of perplexing urban landscapes. The trampolines are irresistible to many, as this is sheer fun and excitement. The park has distinct sections, including ‘slam dunk’ trampolines, dodge ball court, rock climbing walls, a ninja course, and foam pits.
Events and Activities
This shopping complex hosts many events, among them a weekly art exhibition that happens in the exhibition halls. There are also promotions done frequently to reward visitors and shoppers in the mall. The bonus card program is aimed at rewarding loyal shoppers with redeemable points.
Various essential services can be found at the facility, such as health care and banking. There are five established banks in the premises and ATMs. A Forex Bureau, an investment firm, a DHL center, and a post office are also available in the mall.