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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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  • A great collection of shops with a wide variety of artefacts, carvings, and colourful sarongs. You could feasibly do all your shopping in one stop, plus enjoy lunch afterwards in the outdoor garden.  more »
  • While some of the merchandise is more expensive than it would be say buying it directly from the artisans, Utamaduni makes it convenient as a one-stop-shop to purchase a huge variety of articles. We b...  more »
  • The Utamaduni Craft Centre was an unusual find. It’s part playground, part shop, part aviary and part restaurant. The food is not too bad (once the order arrives correctly) and the menu quite varied. ...  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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