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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.

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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