Analakely Market (Arabe Rahezavana, Antananarivo) – Tana’s main marketplace is not a tourist attraction, but a bustling, chaotic destination full of local vendors selling everything from traditional fabrics to household items and souvenirs. Discover stalls overflowing with mountains of colorful fresh produce, including exotic fruits, pungent seafood and local delicacies such as grilled lizard. If […]
Sable Square Shopping Village (Highway A104, Arusha) – located in the western outskirts of Arusha, this is a two-level mall that has a variety of shops (such a supermarket, a wine store, coffee shops, pharmacies, and other retailers).
Maasai Women Fair Trade Centre (Simeon Road, Arusha) — this an awesome spot to pick up gorgeous handmade crafts and special gifts to take back home. Profits from the sale of these intricately crafted beaded goods are used to help empower local Tanzanian women through access to education and healthcare. Besides beautiful Maasai products, visitors […]
Kilombero Market (Dodoma Road, Arusha) – this old school outdoor market is where residents shop for fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, spices and hundreds of other things.as.
AIM Mall (Dodoma Road, Highway A104, Arusha) – this is the closest there is to a real shopping mall in Arusha. Along with various retailers (from electronics to apparel, jewelry, etc.), there’s a food court offering various types of cuisines, a movie theater, and a kids play area.
The Village Market (Limuri Road, Gigiri district, Nairobi) – in existence since 1995, this shopping center (located in the upscale surburb of Gigiri) has over 150 retailers. This complex, which resembles an open air African market (including backdrops like waterfalls, rivers, plants and gardens), is better-known for the upscale food shopping that’s provided here (in […]
Sarit Centre (Lower Kabete Road, Westlands) – this is reputed to be Nairobi’s first shopping mall (opening in 1983). It’s currently a six-level shopping center with 70 mostly local & regional stores (along with a Woolworth’s), a Fox Cineplex, and other amenities.
Galleria Mall (Langata Road, Nairobi) – this shopping center has various local and regional retailers, along with a food court (including a KFC eatery), services (such as banks and cell phone providers), and children’s play areas. Like other malls, this one holds a variety of promotional events & concerts as well.
City Mall Nyali (near Guptas Complex, Nyali, Malindi Road, Mombasa) – once known as The Nyali Mall, this is Mombasa’s first modern shopping center. Over 62 retailers are located here (including some international ones like Woolworth’s, Converse, and Levi’s), along with various mall amenities (food courts, entertainment, etc.).
Capital Centre (Mombasa Road, Nairobi) – this is one of Nairobi’s major shopping malls. Over 60 retailers are found here (mostly local & regional stores). Services offered at the shopping mall include a mega-Uchumi supermarket, pharmacy, forex bureau, jewellery, perfumes, cosmetics, household appliances, home decor, computer hardware, optical centre, beauty salon, cinemas, casino, pubs, courier […]