NEIGHBOURHOOD

VILLAGE MARKET

The Village Market is one of East Africa's largest Shopping, Recreation and Entertainment destination. The complex is home to over 150 outlets covering 210,000 square feet of retail space, 20,000 square feet of office space in addition to a host of recreation facilities. The mall essentially provides residents of the area with high-end shopping and entertainment, satisfying a niche that was not previously explored. As the name suggests, the complex embodies the spirit of the African market in an open-air setting. To live up to its African theme, are waterfalls, rivers and over 2000 exotic plants and gardens, giving this magnificent shopping centre an edge over other shopping malls. Since its inception 14 years ago, The Village Market has revolutionized shopping while redefining recreation and entertainment. Over the years, the centre has successfully been able to blend modernity and culture to provide an aura of modern shopping.This innovation has not gone unnoticed. Due to its remarkable architectural design, The Village Market has earned numerous accolades including the coveted International Council of Shopping Centres' Design Award.

Karura forest

The Karura Forest Reserve is an urban upland forest on the outskirts of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. This remarkable geographical location and natural resource is one of the largest gazetted forests in the world fully within a city limits. It covers an area of about 1,000 ha (2,500 ac) and today is a shining example of how country-based corporate social responsibility and individual philanthropy can serve to secure and protect a country’s natural resources. The forest offers eco-friendly opportunities for Kenyans and visitors to enjoy a leafy green respite from the hustle and bustle of the city to walk, to jog, or simply to sit quietly and experience the serenity of nature in all its diversity.

Kiambethu farm

Just a short drive from the heart of Nairobi, Kiambethu Farm at Limuru provides a tranquil insight into life on a settler farm. Situated at 7,200 ft., Kiambethu was bought and farmed by AB McDonell in 1910. He was the first person to grow, make and sell tea commercially in Kenya - now one of Kenya’s biggest exports. Five generations have lived on the farm and it is currently run by his granddaughter Fiona Vernon. The farm house is set within beautiful gardens surrounded by acres of tea and indigenous forest - home to the Colobus monkey and plenty of other wildlife.

Brown’s cheese farm

Brown’s cheese was founded on a passion for delicious, fresh, additive-free cheese. Established in 1979, our family-run business is now in the hands of the second generation of Browns. The farm lies among the beautiful tea plantations of Tigoni, and is run on purely biodynamic and organic principles. Guests are now welcome for cheese tastings and tours of the factory and farm, followed by delicious lunches with food sourced from their kitchen garden. Here, biodynamic and organic techniques are used to cultivate a wide and imaginative range of vegetables, herbs, fruits and edible flowers. Their herd of Freesian cows supply them with milk and cream, while a vocal flock of chickens and bantams provide orange-yolked eggs which pair beautifully with mascarpone and cream cheese in cheesecakes.

African Heritage House

The African Heritage House, overlooking the Nairobi National Park, is a combination of the mud architectures from across Africa. Inside one journeys through a spectrum of African textiles, masks, art, artifacts, crafts, books and photographs.

Giraffe centre

The Giraffe Centre is the creation of the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (A.F.E.W. Kenya), a Kenyan non-profit organisation. Their main purpose is to educate Kenyan school children and youth on their country's wildlife and environment, as well as give local and international visitors an opportunity to come into close Rothschild Giraffe.

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

At the heart of the DSWT’s conservation activities is the Orphans’ Project, which has achieved worldwide acclaim through its hugely successful elephant and rhino rescue and rehabilitation program. The Orphans’ Project exists to offer hope for the future of Kenya’s threatened elephant and rhino populations as they struggle against the threat of poaching for their ivory and horn, and the loss of habitat due to human population pressures and conflict, deforestation and drought.

Nairobi national park

“The World’s Wildlife Capital”

A short drive out of Nairobi’s central business district is the Nairobi National Park. Wide open grass plains and backdrop of the city scrapers, scattered acacia bush play host to a wide variety of wildlife including the endangered black rhino, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded. Visitors can enjoy the park’s picnic sites, three campsites and the walking trails for hikers.

Leleshwa vineyard

Enjoy the crisp, refreshing flavours that will enchant and tingle your taste buds from the wildly, mysterious Rift Valley. This fun and memorable Leleshwa vineyard tour will expose you to a world of wine making, wine tasting and so much more.

House of treasures

The House of Treasures Emporium is a one-stop shopping gallery in Karen that houses a wonderful selection of architectural pieces, indoor and outdoor furniture, household accessories & home decor, lighting, ceramics, linens, glassware, carpets, Africana, books, art, photography, fashion, fashion accessories, jewellery, children's furniture & toys, baby clothes and beauty products.

Maasai MarkeT

Whether you’re looking to spice up your wardrobe or get memorabilias for those special ones back at home, the maasai market is the best place to find a modern display of an indigenous people’s culture. For years Maasai women have catered to those in search of authentic African artifacts by creating a space where they could empower themselves as they share their heritage. Though the open air market moves from one location to another, you can take a stroll to the Village Market on Fridays and spoil yourself.
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