Shopping in Nairobi, Kenya

  • Westgate Shopping Mall—one of East Africa’s top shopping destinations with family entertainment and events as well as arts and craft kiosks and over 80 stores; Mwanzi Road
  • The Hub Karen—a shopping mall located in the suburbs of Karen Nairobi that is home to both local and international stores and everyday necessities like dining, medical care, offices, and a wellness center
  • Nairobi Gallery—home to the Murumbi collection of African art and artifacts
  • Utamaduni Craft Centre—has a variety of masks, textiles, jewelry, and home goods; Bogani East Road
  • Spinners Web Kenya—a Kenyan crafts store; Getathuru Gardens off Peponi Road
  • Matbronze Wildlife Art—a gallery with sculptures, jewelry, and souvenirs; No. 2 Kifaru Lane

There really isn’t a wealth of shopping venues in Nairobi but the ones featured do seem like they are very cultural and provide a glimpse of daily life in Kenya.


Sights in Nairobi, Kenya

This provides an introduction to the sights of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. It seems like an interesting place to check out and explore.

  • Nairobi National Park—one of the highlights of Kenya’s first national park is the black rhino; Langata Road
  • Karen Blixen Museum—the farmhouse where Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa, lived between 1914-1931; Karen Road
  • Nairobi National Museum—a museum that highlights Kenya’s heritage through cultural, natural, historic, and contemporary art as well as a snake park, botanical gardens, dining, and shopping facilities; Museum Hill
  • African Heritage House—a national architectural masterpiece home to a variety of African textiles, masks, art, artifacts, crafts, books, and photographs; Mombasa Road
  • David Sheldrick Orphanage for Rhinos and Elephants—a rescue center where you can see baby elephants and rhinos who will eventually be reintegrated into the wild; Magadi Road, entrance at maintenance gate
  • Railway Museum—a museum dedicated to trains with a rhino catcher that Theodore Roosevelt rode in, a carriage where a railroad builder was dragged out the window by a lion, and other rail transportation; off Haile Selassie Avenue
  • Kitengela—a glassworks, hotel, and sculpture garden that has beautiful sculptures made from recycled materials; Glass Lane, Oloosirkon