City Market

Market in Nairobi
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One of the city’s main souvenir businesses is concentrated in this covered market, which has dozens of stalls selling woodcarvings, drums, spears, shields, soapstone, Maasai jewellery and clothing. It’s a hectic place and you’ll have to bargain hard (and that means hard), but there’s plenty of good stuff on offer.

It’s an interesting place to wander around in its own right, though you generally need to be shopping to make the constant hassle worth the bother.