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A shopping mall (or simply mall) is a North American term for a large indoor shopping center, usually anchored by department stores. The term “mall” originally meant a pedestrian promenade with shops along it (that is, the term was used to refer to the walkway itself which was merely bordered by such shops), but in the late 1960s, it began to be used as a generic term for the large enclosed shopping centers that were becoming commonplace at the time. In the U.K., such complexes are considered shopping centers (Commonwealth English: shopping centre), though “shopping center” covers many more sizes and types of centers than the North American “mall”. Other countries may follow U.S. usage (India, U.A.E., etc.) and others (Australia, etc.) follow U.K. usage. List of Shopping Malls in Nairobi, Kenya
Many malls have declined considerably (especially in the United States and Canada), and some have closed and become so-called “dead malls“. Successful exceptions have added entertainment and experiential features, added big-box stores as anchors, or converted to other specialized shopping center formats such as power centers, lifestyle centers, factory outlet centers, and festival marketplaces
Top 10 Best Shopping Malls in Nairobi, Kenya
1. Two Rivers – Limuru Road
Two Rivers Mall is dubbed as the largest shopping mall in East and Central Africa. It was opened in October 2016 and houses many international brands like LC Waikiki, Virgin Active, and Swarovski. French retail giant Carrefour is the main and anchor tenant of the mall.
The mall is located in Kiambu County neighboring some of the best neighborhoods in Nairobi like Gigiri. Here is the google map location of the Two Rivers Mall.
2. The Hub Karen – Karen, Kenya.
The Hub Karen Mall is a premier shopping mall located in the beautiful leafy suburbs of Karen Nairobi catering to unique experiences and aims to trigger three of our five senses – Taste, Color and Sound all while placing importance on Real Estate in The Service of the Community.
The HUB Karen is all about experience – The Hub is an environment where you can spend the whole day with all your needs being under one roof; from fashion, to entertainment, to fine dining and beyond. The Hub hosts both local and international retailers all while supporting small businesses.
The Hub Karen has been developed over two phases, the first phase being a 35,000sqm gross area (excluding parking), featuring a retail, offices, medical, wellness centre which opened on February 4th 2016; phase 2 includes more parking and a hotel/conference centre.
A skilled and experienced management company, Broll Property Group Kenya Ltd has been appointed to manage the complex with the mandate to achieve international standards.
The Hub Karen is likely the most beautifully developed mall in Nairobi, Kenya. This elegant mall is located at the heart of the lefty suburbs of Karen. It was opened in February 2016 and has some of the best restaurants and mall recreational facilities in the city. Here is the google map location of The Hub Karen.
The Hub Karen
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3. Garden City Shopping Mall – Thika Road
Garden City is already home to 215 homeowners and residential tenants enjoying private access to our fully equipped gym, heated swimming pool, and clubhouse, and the convenience of living alongside a thriving mall with over 100 shops, a range of popular restaurants, bars and cafes, and East Africa’s largest iMax cinema.
These integrated amenities complete ‘the perfect mix’ of the ‘live, work and play’ themed Garden City development and offer excellent add-on value to the anticipated 3,000-strong office community from Garden City Business Park, offering over 20,000 sqm of lettable Grade A offices once completed, plus a healthcare facility, two hotels and over 400 mid-market residential units.
Designed by a team of international architects for both functionality and comfort, Garden City is another world-class real estate development by Actis, the largest real estate private equity investor in Sub-Saharan Africa. With a 70-year track record of delivering flagship retail, office, residential and industrial assets, since 2006, Actis has invested in eighteen real estate developments in eight cities and seven countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, representing USD $1.3 billion on a gross asset value basis. Over the same period, Actis has invested a total of US $300 million into Nairobi real estate projects alone, including Nairobi Business Park, Junction Mall and Garden City (Mall, Residences and Business Park).
Before Two Rivers Mall was opened, Garden City Mall which is located along the Thika Superhighway was the largest mall in East Africa. It’s the best shopping mall for people residing along Thika road and is easily accessible even by public means. The mall houses big brands like The Game, Nairobi Sports House, Bonfire Adventures, Toy World and Auto Express. Here is the google map location of Garden City Mall, Kenya.
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4. The Junction Shopping Mall – Along Ngong Road
Since opening its doors in November 2004, The Junction has grown to become one of the most sought after shopping mall in Nairobi owing to its expansive size that is home to over 115 stores both leading local and international brands offering wide variety of goods & services. Visit The Junction and experience the shopping revolution. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at the Junction because here shopping is all about you!
The Junction Mall is one of the most familiar shopping malls in Kenya among the Expats due to its strategic location. There are a number of cafes, restaurants, fashion shops and money ATM’s inside the mall making it one of the best. Here is the google map location of The Junction Mall, Kenya.
5. Galleria Shopping Mall – Karen-Langata Road
Located at the Junction of Magadi and Langata road, Galleria Shopping Mall brings you a selection of over 70 outlets of the most renowned brands in Shopping, Dining and Lifestyle choices such as Carrefour,Bata,Text Book Center, Woolworths, Java, Artcaffe, Brew Bistro Tap Room among others. We promise a stress-free, convenient shopping experience captured over 164,000 square feet, within our three floored,open-plan building design. Exciting new developments such as The Galleria Gardens Business Center and its Residential Town Houses, are among our endevours to create and complete our unique mixed development masterplan. Galleria Shopping Mall is taking long strides to become your Unlimited Experience, join us in our journey.
Located along the Karen – Langata road is the Galleria Mall. Besides shopping, dining, and entertainment, the mall is surrounded by some of the best places to visit and things to see in Nairobi. These attractions include Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi National Park, Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe Center. Here is the google map location of Galleria Shopping Mall, Nairobi.
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6. Thika Road Mall (TRM) – Thika Road
TRM is located in Roysambu along Thika road in Nairobi. This mall boosts its easy accessibility and big parking area. Its patrons are mainly the Nairobi middle class residing in the area. There are a number of big local and international brands including Java House, Nairobi Sports House, Toy World, Subway, and Textbook center. The main tenant is Carrefour retail Giant. Here is the google map location of Thika Road Mall.
7. Ridgeways mall – Kiambu Road
Ridgeways Mall is located along Kiambu Road. Here is the google map location for Ridgeways Mall.
8. Greenspan Mall – Donholm
Greenspan is the biggest shopping mall in the Eastland’s area of Nairobi. Most of the people visit the mall over the weekend. The mall has a big park with a number of entertainment activities for the kids. Here is the google map location of Greenspan Mall.
9. Capital center – Mombasa Road
Capital Center is one of the oldest shopping malls in Kenya. It is located in South B along Mombasa road. There is a Maasai Market every Wednesday in the Center’s car park where one can buy a variety of cultural items. Here is the Google map location for Capital Center, Nairobi.
10. Sarit Center – Westlands
Sarit Center is located in Westlands, Nairobi. Other than shops and restaurants, the mall has a movie theatre and an exhibition center which makes it very unique. Here is the google map location of Sarit Shopping Center, Nairobi.
There are many other medium-sized shopping malls in Kenya. Some of them are located along the main highways or close to residential areas.
List of shopping malls in Kenya
Nairobi Metropolitan Region
Nairobi Metropolitan region comprises Nairobi, Kiambu, Machakos, Kajiado and parts of Murang’a County.
- Mountain View Mall – Waiyaki Way >> https://mvm.co.ke/
- The Waterfront Karen >> https://thewaterfrontkaren.com/
- The Junction Mall >> https://thejunction.co.ke/
- TRM – Thika Road Mall – Kasarani >> https://trm.co.ke/
- Nyang Digital Inc
- Capital Centre – Mombasa Road >> https://capitalcentre.co.ke/
- Comesa Mall (under construction) – Eastleigh, Nairobi
- The Crossroads Mall – Karen
- Galleria Mall – Karen-Langata Road
- Garden City Shopping Complex – Kasarani
- The Gift Mall
- The GreenHouse Mall – Ngong Road
- Greenspan Mall Donholm
- Highway Mall – Mombasa Road
- The Hub Karen – Karen
- Karen Shopping Centre – Karen
- The Hub Karen Mall – Nairobi
- The Mall – Westlands
- Mountain Mall – Kasarani
- Nakumatt Lifestyle
- The Point – Buruburu
- Prestige Plaza – Ngong road
- Sarit Centre – Westlands
- Shujaa Mall – Spine Road
- K-Mall – Komarock (off Kangundo Road)
- T-Mall – Nairobi West
Taj Shopping Mall – Embakasi Demolished
- The Village Market – Gigiri
- Nextgen Mall – Mombasa Road
- Westgate Shopping Mall
- Yaya Centre – Kilimani
- The Lavington Mall – Lavington
- The Southfield Mall – Embakasi
- The Ciata City Mall, Ridgeways
- Two Rivers Mall (largest mall In East Africa)
- Ananas Mall, Thika
- Flame Tree Park – Makongeni Thika
- Juja City Mall
- Kamindi Self Ridges – Kiambu (East) Town
- Cleanshelf Supermarket – Kiambu (East) Town
- Twiga Mart Supermarket – Kiambu (East) Town
- Smart Home Supermarket – Kiambu (East) Town
- KU Unicity Mall (upcoming)
- Nakumatt Ridgeways
- Spur Mall, Ruiru
- Tuskys‘ Mall – Section 9 Thika
- Ushirika Mall – Limuru
- onlinemall- Thika
- The Digital Mall – Mlolongo
- Gateway Mall – Syokimau
- Kiambaa Mall (Naivas Supermarket) – Machakos town
- The Masaa (Mulleys Supermarket)
- Signature Mall – Sabaki
- Maasai Mall – Ongata Rongai
- Milele Mall – Ngong
- Red Heron Mall- Kitengela
- Eastmatt Supermarket Kajiado town
- Masai Stores Kajiado town
- Kitengela Mall
- Mathai Mall
- Mwea Mall – Kirinyaga
- Naivas Mall – Nyeri town centre
- Uchumi Mall – Karatina
- kassmatt mall
- Thika online237 mall
Meru and surrounding counties
- Greenwood City – Under construction in Meru town centre. Largest Mall and integrated development in all of the greater Central and Eastern Kenya
- Cinemax Plaza/Nakumatt Cinemax/Nakumatt Cineplex
- City Mall Nyali
- Mtwapa Mall – Mtwapa
- Nakumatt Likoni
- Nakumatt Nyali
- Nyali Centre – Naivas
- Nakumatt Diani
- Oasis Mall Malindi – Nakumatt
- Planet Bamburi
- City Mall – CBD
- Dubai Shopping Mall – Nyamasaria
- Format Mall – CBD
- LBDA Shopping Complex – Mamboleo (under construction)
- Mega City – Nyamasaria
- Mega Plaza
- Mini Mall – CBD
- The Swan Centre – CBD
- United Mall – CBD
- West End – CBD
Rift Valley Region Kenya
- Buffalo Mall
- Jubilee Mall
- Naivas super centre Mall
- Rivanas Arena
- Tapoos Complex
- Westside Mall
- Imani Shopping Mall
- tuskys mall
- Golden life mall
- The Eldo Center
- Komora Centre
- Taj Mall
- Zion Mall
- Barng’etuny Plaza
- Rupa’s Mall
- Highlands Mall
- Paradise mall
- Mega Centre
- Khetia’s Shopping Mall
- Green Square Mall
- Simba mall
- Quick Budget
- Society Stores
- Cylet Mall – Uchumi
- Magunas Mall
- Naivas Mall
North Eastern Kenya