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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 selection of craft items at Utamaduni is very good. Each of the several rooms appears to offer goods from different sources and the quality overall is very good. Prices are a bit on the steep side...  more »
  • This was a nice spot for lunch having visited the giraffe centre and elephant orphanage in the morning. I’d recommend the chicken kiev.  more »
  • The Craft Centre is located close to the Karen Blixen house, the Giraffe Centre and other attractions in Nairobi. We stopped for lunch and shopping. We placed our food order, went into the shops, and ...  more »
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  • Had booked our trip from Game viewers adventure limited and on the way back to airport had stopped here very good place to buy handicrafts not at all expensive .
  • Nice and affordable food on the same compound with a souvenirs shop. Perfect lunch stopover spot for tourists
  • Great food. Great place
  • This is a lovely shopping for carvings and other traditional items
  • Unique,good service, variety

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