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Utamaduni Craft Centre

Address: Bogani East Rd, Nairobi, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
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Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
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Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Nairobi, Kenya
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420 reviews 420 reviews
71 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Brilliant place. Not cheap but very good quality of handicraft sold here. The restaurant attached is very good with nice varied menu and good service., Spend at least one hour in the shop so you dont miss anything. Textiles from Mail were my favourites.

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East London, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great selection Good prices Lovely atmosphere Huge variety - bags, shoes, clothing, kitchen, bathroom, kids toys. Don't miss the Street Boys Art section outside the main house - beautiful work produced by very talented street children You'll need at least an hour to grouse around. Lovely spot for coffee or lunch.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stopped here after the Sheldrick / Giraffe centre to get some lunch. I wasn't expecting such a cosy and lovely cafe with nice simple international food. The lit fireplace and the furniture added to the quaint atmosphere. We didn't do any shopping so it's great if anyone just wants to eat.

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Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I had heard positive reviews about this place and was glad I added it to my itinerary - not only on the front end of the trip, but also on the back end after I had seen what the curio shops along the way had to offer. The quality and variety of what they sell is fantastic. The prices may... More 

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Utah
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I had a long layover in Nairobi after climbing Kilimanjaro and this was my first "real" meal after the climb and it was great way to be introduced to Kenya. This is a quite restaurant with great food. The service was outstanding and everything I saw looked delicious. It was close to the Giraffe center and was great relaxing lunch.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Our group were looking for the wooden hand crafts from Kenyan from our family but we found only the way too expensive one at shops along the way from Mara to Nairobi. So, we looked up from Tripadvisor and found this place. This place is worth going for Hassel free shopping. The place is quite big with two stories offering... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Shopping for local artcrafts and handcrafts is an adventure in nairobi, but in this center, you can find many things and their prices on each... from tshirts to artwork, from bags to tableware, and prices are reasonable, pay. With credit card,,,

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Whitehorse,Yukon
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

After enduring the various crafts outlets along the Kenyan Highways, this is a great place to spend your time uninterrupted or pressured. The selection is amazing, well laid out and decently priced. Sit down and enjoy a nice lunch or repas. We really enjoyed the visit and their selections.

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Naples, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Anything you would want to buy is here. Just one stop and you can get carvings, soapstone, children's gifts, clothing, furniture--everything. The prices are very reasonable and they will ship if necessary. I will definitely visit the next time I'm in Nairobi.

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We visited this complex at the recommendation of our Tour Guide and we are thankful to him for getting us here as we had a wonderful experience here! They have a huge collection of Kenyan Memorabilia, clothes, accessories and jewellery. The entire collection is impeccably arranged and formatted! the best part is no pushing, bargaining or haggling! We could peacefully... More 

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