The dictionary defines a flea market as ‘a street market selling second-hand goods’. In Nairobi, flea markets are where most people go to find interesting knickknacks or hard-to find items for their home or office. In addition, some flea markets allow people to sell whatever they’re not using in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. You can expect to find handmade crafts, jewellery and even small appliances. However, it can be hard to keep up with the many flea markets in Kenya, so here’s where you can find them.
Every Sunday, K1 Klub House opens its doors to revelers who get to experience the flea market in all its glory. In addition, they also get to enjoy fantastic brunch offers as they shop.
Location: Ojijo Road, Parklands
The Maasai market is one of the longest running flea markets in Nairobi. It can usually be found in different locations, depending on the day of the week. Here you’ll find a lot of African-inspired crafts and souvenirs that can get for your loved ones.
Location: Check this Maasai market weekly schedule to find out.
This open air market is a great place to go to if you’re looking for quality second-hand clothes, as well as fruits and vegetables. It is always open, and always busy no matter the time of day.
Location: outskirts of Kibera slum and can also be accessed through Ngong Road via Suna Road.
Is there anyone in Nairobi who doesn’t know about Gikomba? This flea market is also a great place to find affordable fashion, food and crafts. If you’re going there, go early so that you can get the best picks of everything.
Location: Kamukunji Road