Kenya has a robust economy, save for a little drop during this election period. Kenya has in the recent been named as one of the top countries in Sub-Saharan Africa with the largest shopping malls.
Kenya probably as the largest retail market in East Africa followed by Ethiopia. There have been concerns that the mall population is rising rapidly and the availability of malls could me more than the demand hence lending other malls obsolete and run into losses…well, so far, all malls are doing good.
Other ultra-modern malls are coming up with provision for cubes for people to live, work, shop and play, all under the same roof.
Below is a list of the biggest and most visited malls in Kenya.
1. Two Rivers Mall
Two Rivers is the youngest and largest mall in Kenya and East Africa at large. Located 10 Kilometers from Nairobi CBD, the mall offers Retail, Entertainment and Lifestyle facilities, modern parks, residential apartments, restaurants, hotels, public amenities e.t.c
2. Garden City Mall
It is located strategically along the Thika Superhighway and is just 10 minutes from the CBD. Garden City Kenya has 420 apartments, duplexes & townhouses, a 50,000 square metre retail mall a 20,000 square metres of office space, modern business hotels, ample parking, playground and lush green lawns.
3. Westgate Shopping Mall
Westgate Shopping Mall is located in Westlands and it offers the finest shopping, leisure and pleasure destination for both resident and international visitors.
Westgate Mall provides for almost everything from entertainment, to office space, to kids space, to eateries and many other services.
4. Thika Road Mall (TRM)
TRM is one of the biggest, magnificent and resilient malls in Kenya. It is strategically stationed along Thika Super Highway.
It boasts of executive shopping complexes, a selection of eateries, 5D cinema experience, Kids’ entertainment complex among many others.
5. The Junction Mall
Located along Ngong Road, this magnificent mall consists of over 100 stores owned by both local and international retailers.
The mall gives its customers extraordinary experience with its modernity and services.
6. Yaya Centre Shopping Complex
Yaya Centre is one of the major shopping malls in Kenya.
It is located to the east of Ring Road Kilimani and to the south of Argwings Kodhek Road just 5km from the Nairobi CBD.
Behind the Yaya Centre shopping mall are about 100 furnished apartments for short term and long term accommodation.
7. Galleria Shopping Mall
The Galleria Shopping Mall is located on Langata Road, adjacent to the Bomas of Kenya Stage and The Brookhouse International School.
Galleria stands on a class of its own as a vibrant modern shopping mall, dining mall and entertainment destination in Kenya
8. The Sarit Centre
Probably one of the oldest malls Kenya, The Sarit Centre located in Westlands is one of the most industrious malls in Kenya. It offers retail shops spaces, offices, medical facilities as well as other utilities. Many exhibitions also happen here.
9. Village Market
The Village Market is a large shopping arena that provides other services like recreational, office space and entertainment services
It is located in the Gigiri residential area which is about 10 minutes from the CBD.
It has an open-air market outlook.
10. The Hub Karen
The Hub Karen Mall is a premier shopping mall located in the beautiful leafy suburbs of Karen and provides services for recreational, entertainment, office spaces, retail spaces, medical facilities, and eateries.
11. Mega City Shopping Mall
This was probably the biggest mall in Kenya before Two Rivers Mall and garden city mall. This mall is located in Kisumu.