Maasai Market

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One of the great experiences for safari-goers in Kenya is a visit to the Maasai Market. At these open-air markets travelers can find curios, paintings, drawings, clothes and fabrics with East African prints, jewellery and wood-carvings, many hand-made in Kenya by local artisans. You can buy all your souvenirs and gifts in one-go but get ready for some serious bargaining.

The market moves around the city on different days of the week, typically operating from 8am to 6pm at each location.

Tuesday: Westgate Shopping Mall in Westlands (the upper car park) relocated to Kijabe Street opposite the Norfolk Hotel

Wednesday: Capital Centre on Mombasa Road near the airport

Thursday: Nakumatt Junction Shopping Mall on Ngong Road

Friday: Village Market in Gigiri (the upper car park)

Saturday: The High Court parking lot in the city center (behind the Hilton)

Sunday: Yaya Centre in Hurlingham