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Utamaduni Craft Centre, Nairobi

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Browse through a variety of African arts and crafts at Utamaduni Craft Centre, a fixed-price mini-shopping center centered on souvenirs. Some 18 shops offer antiques, wood carvings, bronze pieces, various fabrics, beaded glassware, Kenyan kiondo baskets, bags, soapstone, and antique African silver and gold jewelry. Don't miss the Masai design shops, the large array of khangas and kikoys, and crafts made by former street children of Nairobi. Created by Kenya-born British anthropologist Richard Leakey, the center supports various artists all over Kenya and features a tranquil garden serving refreshments and light meals. You can also purchase postcards, Lamu furniture, and African music. Make Utamaduni Craft Centre a centerpiece of your Nairobi vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Nairobi trip itinerary builder.
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  • We stopped here while out with a guide seeing some sites around Nairobi (per his recommendation) It was gloomy and had been raining most of the morning. We were able to be seated next to a fireplace....  more »
  • I have to admit - I found myself beginning to yell back at vendors yelling "Come into my shop and look around" by saying "Why? It's the same junk as every other store...." Thank goodness I...  more »
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