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going to Kenya on a buying trip

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going to Kenya on a buying trip

hello,

I am going to Kenya in search of baskets. I will need a driver/guide. I only have 6 days to do this in and I would like to go to see weavers in Machakos and I am wanting to find the Kiondo weavers in the North, not sure of where they are yet.

I will need a centralized hotel and a driver. and if any one know's where the Kiondo weavers that make the Boabab Tree baskets can be found I'd love any info possible.

I would appreciate a hotel suggestion as well. I will be traveling there mid May.

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1. Re: going to Kenya on a buying trip

Hi - 2 of the best locations for Kiondo baskets are Machakos & Mombasa.

Taita in the coast province make these baskets mostly from Baobab tree, which is what you're looking for.

Try to plan your itnenary based on this info.

Can i suggest heading straight to Machakos from the airport, since it isn't very far from JKIA. Maybe 90 mins drive. Then proceed to the coast to see more weavers.

Have a look this link.

http://www.mifuko.fi/mifuko/en/nairobi-2

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2. Re: going to Kenya on a buying trip

Did you not ask this question before" tripadvisor.com/…46004514

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3. Re: going to Kenya on a buying trip

Thank you so much for the information! Can you suggest a place to stay In Machakos?

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4. Re: going to Kenya on a buying trip

Garden Hotel. It's the only decent place to stay in Machakos. Also reviewed on TA

gardenhotels.co.ke/index.php…

tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g3337083-d322…

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