The Maasai Market is the excellent area to save in case you are searching out affordable, lovely and colourful souvenirs to take lower back home. It’s an open-air marketplace with a huge sort of merchandise along with African pots and pans, garments, footwear, earrings, footwear and bags.

You call it, you may locate it withinside the Maasai Market. It is one of the best reviews for safari-goers in Kenya. Travelers can locate paintings, drawings, curios, garments and fabric with East African prints. Hand-made earrings and wood-carvings also are available.

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The most famous Maasai Market amongst many Nairobians is the only positioned withinside the town centre at the back of the Hilton Hotel on the High Court parking lot. It is constantly open on Saturdays.

There is likewise one positioned on the Prestige Plaza alongside Ngong avenue which additionally operates on Saturdays. Note but that the Market is constantly rotating across the town at some stage in the week. It operates from approximately 8am to 7pm each day besides Mondays.

If you aren’t to be had on Saturdays, then you could visit the Yaya Centre in Hurlingham on Sundays, and at Kijabe Street Park contrary the Norfolk Hotel and subsequent to the Nairobi River on Tuesdays. The one on the Prestige Plaza alongside Ngong avenue is likewise open on Tuesdays.

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On Wednesdays, visit the Capital Centre on Mombasa Road, the Junction Shopping Mall on Thursdays (alongside Ngong Road), or the Village Market in Gigiri and Lavington Mall on Fridays.

The Maasai Market Nairobi Items

  • Maasai Sandals
  • Jewelry
  • Shukas
  • Artwork
  • Kiondos

Maasai products/photo

The market moves around the city on different days of the week, typically operating from 8am to 6pm at each location.

  • Tuesday: Westgate Shopping Mall in Westlands (the upper car park) relocated to Kijabe Street opposite the Norfolk Hotel.
  • Wednesday: Capital Centre on Mombasa Road near the airport.
  • Thursday: Nakumatt Junction Shopping Mall on Ngong Road.
  • Friday: Village Market in Gigiri (the upper car park).
  • Saturday: The High Court parking lot in the city center (behind the Hilton).
  • Sunday: Yaya Centre in Hurlingham.

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