On Tuesday 14th February, the much anticipated Two Rivers Mall opened its doors to more than 35,000 members of the public for the first time, adding a world class retail and entertainment destination with an offering that is “Two good to be true” to the Nairobi landscape.
The mall was officially launched by the President of Kenya, His Excellency Hon President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday 24th February. The ceremony was attended by key government officials including the Governor of Nairobi County, Hon Dr. Evans Kidero, the Chinese ambassador to Kenya H.E. Dr. Liu Xianfa, members of the Centum board, among others.
Set on 11 acres, with 67,000 sqm of gross lettable area, Two Rivers Mall is the largest mall in Sub-Saharan Africa outside of South Africa, with almost two hundred stores. A staggering 120,105 people visited the mall on Sunday 19th Feb alone, and about 14,767 cars drove in and out on the same day.
The mall boasts a diverse mix of both international and local brands, including brands that are new to the region such as global fashion retailer LC Waikiki, Swarovski, Platform whose merchandise includes brands such as Zara, Attibassi Coffee and Magic Planet, a leading indoor entertainment provider. In addition, Two Rivers is also home to exciting new local brands such as Nove Coffee Roasters and The Designer Studio to name a few. The Two Rivers offering also includes established local brands such as Chandarana FoodPlus, as well as a dedicated banking hall.
James Mworia, CEO, Centum Group officiates Chandarana Foodplus launch at Two Rivers Mall
In addition to an extensive retail offering, Two Rivers also provides an unparalleled outdoor entertainment experience, with one of the many stand out features of the destination being its unique riverfront incorporating spectacular dancing fountains and laser shows for visitors to enjoy from the numerous restaurants overlooking the water. Adjacent to the riverfront is a Theme Park with exciting rides for the entire family to enjoy, including bumper boats, water zorbing, and a thrilling flume ride.
In bringing the vision of Two Rivers Mall to life, the developers have sought to deliver a truly unique experience for its visitors. Its iconic design maximizes natural light and ventilation to ensure a pleasant shopping environment, whilst ease of movement through the expansive mall is ensured with its 18 escalators, 14 lifts and 4 autowalks. Advanced security solutions have been deployed to ensure a safe environment throughout the precinct, with minimal inconvenience to shoppers, and ample parking has been provided for, with over 2,000 parking bays available. Two Rivers has even developed its own app, Two Rivers App, in its efforts to provide a first class experience for shoppers; with features that include payment for parking through the app, as well as access to promotions and events at Two Rivers, to name a few, the app will undoubtedly further enhance the Two Rivers experience.
During the launch week, visitors were treated to chocolate fountains, a mystery key challenge where lucky shoppers won exciting prizes, amongst other activities, together with numerous promotions on offer from various stores. The launch weekend was jam-packed with special experiences for visitors to enjoy throughout the mall, including ballerinas, orchestra performances and African drummers. The little ones enjoyed endless hours of fun in the kiddies entertainment area adjacent to the Theme Park, while a host of celebrated DJs will kept shoppers entertained. On Saturday 18th, visitors enjoyed performances from Eric Omondi, Churchill, Nameless and Wahu, and Kenya’s very own award winning and critically acclaimed Sauti Sol. To top it all off, visitors were also be treated to a theatrical performance of “The Tale of Two Rivers”, a powerful yet entertaining production that told the story of Africa rising to stand shoulder to shoulder with the world.
Three years in the making, Two Rivers Mall is a dream come true for the developers and investors, who had a vision of creating East Africa’s pre-eminent destination within the 102-acre Two Rivers Development, with a world class retail, entertainment and lifestyle centre as its anchor. Even as Two Rivers Mall opens its doors on 14th February, the Two Rivers precinct will continue to develop in pursuit of the ultimate goal of establishing a “city within a city”, and Two Rivers will undoubtedly become a landmark in the city of Nairobi.