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Utamaduni Craft Centre, Nairobi

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Browse through a variety of African arts and crafts at Utamaduni Craft Centre, a fixed-price mini-shopping center centered on souvenirs. Some 18 shops offer antiques, wood carvings, bronze pieces, various fabrics, beaded glassware, Kenyan kiondo baskets, bags, soapstone, and antique African silver and gold jewelry. Don't miss the Masai design shops, the large array of khangas and kikoys, and crafts made by former street children of Nairobi. Created by Kenya-born British anthropologist Richard Leakey, the center supports various artists all over Kenya and features a tranquil garden serving refreshments and light meals. You can also purchase postcards, Lamu furniture, and African music. Make Utamaduni Craft Centre a centerpiece of your Nairobi vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Nairobi trip itinerary builder.
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  • The collection of handicrafts, artifacts, art objects, household goods of daily use, etc., is humongous. Quality of all products is very good. Whether buying for yourself or gift shopping, you need...  more »
  • As a frequent visitor today I am extremely disappointed. I have been sitting at the garden no one interested because I am not a tourist πŸ™„πŸ™„The waiters come out to welcome the tourists and ignore me....  more »
  • My driver and I had the pleasure to stop here for lunch. What a nice, pleasant place to rest after running errands that day. The staff/employees were all nice and attentive. Our food was excellent. I....  more »

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