Gigiri is home to the largest expatriate community in Nairobi as well as the HQ of United Nations Environmental Programme.
Gigiri neighbours two posh suburbs Runda and Muthaiga as well as Karura Forest which is ideal for early morning jogs and weekend picnics.
Some European, the USA and Canadian embassies can be found here.
A highlight of the area is The Village Market, a large shopping and entertainment complex. There are over 150 stores in the complex.
The Village Market offers tourists a lot from shopping to recreation and entertainment activities. At the market, there is a cinema hall, mini golf course, art exhibitions which are hosted weekly, Maasai cultural bazaar, health care centers and banking halls.