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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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  • Our driver suggested a stop at Utamaduni Centre, so happy that he did. We had been looking for a couple of specific items that we had seen on our travels through Africa. We found them and many more. B...  more »
  • This store is beautiful they give back a lot of their profit to so many different things all local artists showed you just how talented the African people are. The Staff give excellent customer servic...  more »
  • The food was lovely, especially the Zanzibari Fish soup. We sat in the garden, entertained by amazing birds and beautiful flowers. The shops are filled with authentic African craftsmanship. You can't ...  more »
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  • Some nice goods here. Well worth a visit. Packed extremely well for travel. No bartering required
  • Great place to shop and have lunch at the same time at a restaurant called Makutano with great tasty halal food.
  • One-stop shop for souvenirs. Decent prices: coffee, food, clothing, jewelry, metal work...worth a look.
  • The food was amazing and the people were the nicest. Stores are a little bit too expensive and not a lot of variety
  • Such a vast collection of culture in one place! beautiful pieces
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