Nairobi Shopping Guide is here if you want to come to the best shops and markets in in Nairobi City .
It will depend upon the type of goods you want to buy. This page will guide you if you are ready.
There are several small branches of supermarkets in the city centre, including Uchumi on Market Street and Nakumatt at the junction of Kenyatta Avenue, Kimathi Street.
For fruit, vegetables, meat and fish, City Market is on Muindi Mbingu Street.
For maps, books and stationery, the Prestige Bookshop on Mama Ngina Street and the Textbook Centre in the Sarit Centre (in Westlands) have a good selection.
For national park maps, some are available from the Kenya Wildlife Service shop at the park headquarters on Langata Road.
For more detailed maps the Survey of Kenya (signposted to the left off Thika Road if driving out of town) has large-scale maps.
List of Nairobi Shopping centres
As Nairobi city centre became more congested, satellite shopping malls with safe parking multiplied in the greater Nairobi area.
In addition to the city centre, the shopping centres have a good range of services, including forex bureaux, banks, post offices, pharmacies and supermarkets.
Shopping centres in greater Nairobi include the Sarit Centre in Westlands, the Hurlingham and Yaya centres on Argwings Kodhek Road, Adam’s Arcade on Ngong Road, Muthaiga shopping centre (Esso plaza) and Muthaiga Mini Market on Muthaiga Road, Village Market on Limuru Road, ABC on Waiyaki Way, Lavington Green on James Gichuru Road and Karen dukas at the junction of Ngong and Langata roads.
The dominant chains of supermarket are Uchumi and Nakumatt. Uchumi has branches in the Sarit Centre, on Ngong Road (before Adams Arcade if heading out of town) and Langata Road (near the Carnivore), while Nakumatt, set back from Uhuru Highway (opposite the Nyayo stadium), is a vast emporium, selling foodstuffs, lifestyle, household and some camping items.
It you’re shopping to go on safari, you’re probably best to stock up at Uchumi or Nakumatt, while Abduls in Biashara Street (city centre) sells gas and hires out camping equipment.