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Address: Mombasa 80100, Kenya
Phone Number: +(254) 20 2399716
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Good entertainment !

the guys there have a motto disabily is not in ability ! have very nice carvings of all kind ! there is a restaurant and one can also have events there ! have dancers and lacol... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Semanami2010
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Mombasa, Kenya
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Few workers on site and almost no crafts. Apparently a large craft shop burnt to the ground and so there was very little to see. I appreciate how they are helping people.

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Mombasa, Kenya
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

the guys there have a motto disabily is not in ability ! have very nice carvings of all kind ! there is a restaurant and one can also have events there ! have dancers and lacol tribes homes full of history but not many like the ngomongo village !!! its an awesome to see the people there very friendly and... More 

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Hereford
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23 reviews 23 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We have been to Mombasa twice and visited here on both occasions. On our first visit I was shocked how bad the working conditions were considering how good the carvings are that they turn out. We returned the second time a little bit more knowledgeable and chatted to some of the craftsmen as they were working. The workers have their... More 

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Kisumu, Kenya
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Went to the showroom to purchase some Christmas gifts. They have a wide variety of very well made artifacts, jewellery, carvings and clothing. Take your time to walk through it all before purchasing anything. The workshops are also open to the public and you can see how they make the different items. Easily accessed by matatu (taxi) and tuktuks, but... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Thank you to Crispin our tour guide who showed us all around Bombollulo! We spent a few hours here! This centre has been built for those who are disabled, blind, deaf or learning difficulties to be able to learn craft skills and make items such as jewellery, clothing, sculptures and even wheelchairs! We met lots of the workers and they... More 

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London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We are currently working with Bombollulo who are making a range of bags and jewelery for us and so we have just returned from our second visit. This is one of the most worthwhile projects I have visited. It provides a secure and peaceful home and workplace to its unbelievable crafters who both live on the premises and come to... More 

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London
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

This is a project for people with disabilities. It is well known in Kenya. They produce a great range of goods and gifts for tourists as well as disability aids, all providing good employment for people with disabilities.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

very worm reception. price is fare.all u can think of is here in terms of a present or a SUV.good value for money. keep it up. i,ll definitely come again

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Johannesburg
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

When you see African made stuff it is always the same. Here I found some really great different and stylish gifts at very affordable prices. Also done for a good cause as the production staff are all handicapped

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Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

A nice opportunity to visit artworkers and see their work in action. They were very friendly and inviting, and their artwork is very nice.

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