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Bombollulo Workshops

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

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Make the trip there - it is worth it.

I am biased as I worked at this crafts workshop in 2003-2005 with VSO. We had a hard time persuading tourists to leave their hotel compounds to come and visit us - to meet the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
thomas Y
Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am biased as I worked at this crafts workshop in 2003-2005 with VSO. We had a hard time persuading tourists to leave their hotel compounds to come and visit us - to meet the artisans, to see the 4 workshops in action, to learn about how fair trade helped and of course to dine in the restaurant and shop... More 

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New World Island, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got there with a few pre occupancies - but the visit was different. We saw the workshop for wheel chairs, metal, wood, textile. All well organized and supported with lots of German, Suisse and US money. We bought a bag that was quite nice and not expensive at all, but something thta also looks good once back in Europe

Thank FOL-1003
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Bombolulu Workshop is the most beautiful place ofmaking the local handicraft and cultural centre at Mombasa. Great art and craft items of wood ...stone are available here... Lot verity of craft are available here to a very low cost.. My suggestions for u..when your visit to Mombasa pls visit the one time in Bombolulu workshop . You seen a lot... More 

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Bawtry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Please visit Bombollulo. This is a charity which provides people with disabilities with the skills to be able to work independently. They have accommodation for the the clients and their families which is amazing. A tour of the workshops is a must and only costs a small donation to your guide. The workmanship on display is amazing and everyone is... More 

Thank AncoPR
Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

The Cultural Centre is a really educative place on Kenyan past history and the end of the tour entertainment by traditional dancers is very wonderful. Also the shop has a big variety of wonderful products to choose from. After the tour, lunch, entertainment and shopping one really feels good about her day. And best of all you go away knowing... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

I have visited this place many times the first to see the show and houses but other times to visit their lovely shop with many good things to buy for girts which go to a good cause but this time I was disappointed as they had their gift shop burnt down so there was little stock to buy so may... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

Had a very interesting tour at this workshop, a wide variety of souvenirs available produced by disabled people, By visiting and buying articles you are supporting those people with honest work.

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Almere, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great center to visit especially because most of the people are disabled. Look how they make jewelery. Visit the great performances of the teams, look at the different houses who you can see at this center. Buy some gifts to support the center they are cheap and nice

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Victoria, Seychelles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

We got robbed in the Bombollulo area while waiting in the traffic jam. A terrible experience and nobody and bystanders want to help especially if you are a muzungu. Every one in the vicinity saw what happened when they snatched the wife's hand bag from inside the vehicle and ran. Passports money travelers cheques jewelry which had been taken off... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2015

Here is a nice place to experience the culture of different tribes and also you will see a hard workers.Inviting everyone to visit here and see the attractions.

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