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“Everything under one roof”

Utamaduni Craft Centre
Ranked #9 of 42 Shopping in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

After hearing from my friends about Utamaduni, I paid a visit to the raft center. It is right next to Catholic University in Karen. What make Utamaduni special is you can find all the crafts, textiles, gifts under one roof. They have a nice coffee right next to the centre surrounding by beautiful greenery. Prices are higher than street vendors but they are much more nicely displayed.

2  Thank Zeynep V
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

We stopped here mostly for lunch and were suprised! The food (we ate vegetarian ravioli) were wonderful, the best we hade on the whole visit.

As the crafts store is very big with several small shops in one place you need a little time if you want to see everything. We were here on our first day of the visit, but a good plan could be to go there the last day when you might know what you need and want to buy.

2  Thank StW739
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Only went there for lunch as recommended by our favourite safari company - WILDLIFE SAFARI of Nairobi.
As the place was full, the four of us had lunch under a lovely sheltered arbour. It was teeming with rain, which made it all the more fun. Very well looked after by rain soaked waiters who continued to smile even though they were drenched bringing us our meals. The food and wine was extremely good and we were not rushed in any way. Thoroughly enjoyable time was had by all. Would recommend it and next time we're in Nairobi, we will have a good look at the shop.

2  Thank lainey6477
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

My wife and I visited here one afternoon and loved it, alot of gifts to chose from and about 20 different little shops in one place, proces also were some of the best we found. the cafe on site also does a very nice lunch allowng you to recover from the shopping, well worth a visit....

4  Thank Dom1874
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

This is a great spot for one stop shopping - its a house that has been transformed into room after room of different crafts, sculptures, cloth, beaded products, tea, coffee, high end sculpture...you name it.

I was able to find some really great souvenirs - there's one room just for kids, which is very reasonably priced with books, stuffed animals, and really cute clothes.

I ended up coming back twice as the prices were really fair and the selection was spot on.

2  Thank DC-IMF-FAOtraveler
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