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“A must-see place to visit in Mombasa”
Review of Akamba Handicraft

Akamba Handicraft
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$84.00*
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Half Day Mombasa City Tour
Ranked #3 of 5 Shopping in Mombasa
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

Wherever you go in Mombasa (and elsewhere in Kenya) you will find people selling key-rings name-plates and carvings. Although some of it is made in places such as Bombolulu, most of it is made here.

Akamba really miss a trick by not having pictures of this place displayed wherever the goods are sold as it would really highlight the VALUE of what these craftsmen do.

A wonderful place to visit for a couple of hours. Extremely friendly craftsmen who are more than happy to show you what they do and how. You can't buy directly from the men, only from the shop at the entrance/exit where every item is marked with a price and "maker". The men get a commission from everything sold with their number on it. Prices are fixed.

Why let the middle-men take a slice (and typically at well over-inflated prices) when you can buy direct from the people who made it.

A hidden gem :)

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