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Utamaduni Craft Centre

Bogani East Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 722 205028
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Lots of goodies

We nearly didn’t go, our guide squeezed it in with our other stop offs. So glad we did! Masai... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Singapore0rchid
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Good selection of crafts, but not cheap!

The selection of craft items at Utamaduni is very good. Each of the several rooms appears to offer... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Raintree_Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Utamaduni is the best African artisan market in Nairobi. Perfectly located in the leafy suburb of Langata the shop is easy to drop into on you way to some of the exciting venues in Nairobi such as the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust or the Giraffe Centre. You can sit in the beautiful garden with refreshments and then wind your way through a treasure trove of shops, with friendly staff to assist and help pack or ship if needed. Make sure you make Utamaduni a part of your Kenya holiday itinerary.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“local crafts” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Bogani East Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi Central Business District
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+254 722 205028
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We nearly didn’t go, our guide squeezed it in with our other stop offs. So glad we did! Masai blankets, beaded baskets, jewellery, wooden pots. A one stop shop!

Thank Singapore0rchid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The selection of craft items at Utamaduni is very good. Each of the several rooms appears to offer goods from different sources and the quality overall is very good. Prices are a bit on the steep side, however.More

Thank Raintree_Thailand
utamadunicrafts, General Manager at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and nice comments. We feel our prices are competitive in view of the fact that we offer a safe haven, quiet atmosphere and also the fact that our prices are fixed, means you know that you are paying the correct...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice spot for lunch having visited the giraffe centre and elephant orphanage in the morning. I’d recommend the chicken kiev.

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Craft Centre is located close to the Karen Blixen house, the Giraffe Centre and other attractions in Nairobi. We stopped for lunch and shopping. We placed our food order, went into the shops, and were called when lunch was ready. The food was delicious....More

Thank Ken07960
utamadunicrafts, Manager at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely comments and we do hope you will come back and visit us again.

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Even though this is mainly an arts and crafts center, it also has a decent restaurant. What's more, the staff at the restaurant go out of their way to make you comfortable. We were provided good vegetarian options even when we landed there at lunchtime...More

Thank srimysore
utamadunicrafts, Manager at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for your kind comments and we are very happy you had a pleasant experience at Utamaduni Craft Centre. So sorry that you had to spend time looking for cash on account of the credit card machine not working. This should not have happened...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

I am bringing a group here for lunch and shopping and want to know if I can make reservations for lunch ahead of time? If so, how? Asante...

Thank Meraz
Reviewed 13 July 2017

it was our last day in Nairobi and we had plenty of souvenir shopping to do - Utamaduni came highly recommended and did not disappoint - kind of a one stop shop - it's like a house and each room offers something different - we...More

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utamadunicrafts, Manager at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thank you for your kind review and we welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 1 May 2017

We visited here based on a recommendation from our travel guide given my interest specifically in the carved wooden bowls with animals that are handcrafted in Kenya. The selection was varied and of excellent quality. There were so many beautiful handcrafts (besides the bowls) it...More

1  Thank bsk2017
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This was our favorite stop in Nairobi. Everything is nicely organized. A huge variety of high quality and unique masks, textiles, jewelry, home goods, etc. from different groups and locals they also had fair pricing We ended up spending over $600.00 for a suitcase full...More

Thank ceramicsgrl
utamadunicrafts, General Manager at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back again. In the meantime we are about to open one more shop in the complex. Karibu and Asante sana.

Reviewed 15 March 2017

We had some time before our flight, so we went to the Craft Centre where we found a good selection of local craft art for sale. The prices were high, as the Centre is of, by and for tourists.More

Thank Max G
utamadunicrafts, Owner at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Thank you for your nice comments of our Craft Centre. We try to have as many varied crafts as possible and also try very hard to keep our prices competitive. We do understand that we are not as cheap as the markets, but do hope...More

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Mor A
3 February 2017|
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Response from utamadunicrafts | Property representative |
Yes we accept all credit cards (visa, master, American Amex etc). Looking forward to seeing you here.
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lummels
23 January 2017|
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Response from utamadunicrafts | Property representative |
Yes we ship to all parts of the world and have been doing this for 20 years. We are known for our reliable and efficient shipping. But please feel free to ask more specifically where you would like goods shipped and we can... More
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Travelbug_Chicago09
22 May 2015|
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Response from Helen A | Reviewed this property |
Utamaduni doesn't stock a lot of furniture, although last time I visited there were a few beaded/mosaic tables and stools. I would suggest you try Sunny Daze, which has a range of good quality indoor and outdoor furniture... More
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