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Utamaduni Craft Centre

Bogani East Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 722 205028
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This place is awesome!

Like others have said, you can get many of the items here in other places for less money — but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rayoboone
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Wonderful Selection of Traditional Crafts

Our driver suggested a stop at Utamaduni Centre, so happy that he did. We had been looking for a... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Lorigd
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Vancouver, Canada
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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.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
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Bogani East Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi Central Business District
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like others have said, you can get many of the items here in other places for less money — but you’d have to spend quite a lot of time visiting different markets to do so. And that being said, the prices here are quite reasonable...More

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utamadunicrafts, Manager at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind comments. That is exactly the way we set up our business, with the view not to pressurize, to be fairly priced, and also to make sure our quality is the best. We also want to give our customers a safe...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Our driver suggested a stop at Utamaduni Centre, so happy that he did. We had been looking for a couple of specific items that we had seen on our travels through Africa. We found them and many more. Beautiful selection of so many different items....More

Thank Lorigd
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utamadunicrafts, Manager at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thank you for your nice comments. We are happy you made it to Utamaduni and hope to see you back again. Hope you have had a lovely time in Kenya.

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

This store is beautiful they give back a lot of their profit to so many different things all local artists showed you just how talented the African people are. The Staff give excellent customer service full of great information . My only regret is not...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

The food was lovely, especially the Zanzibari Fish soup. We sat in the garden, entertained by amazing birds and beautiful flowers. The shops are filled with authentic African craftsmanship. You can't go wrong.

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utamadunicrafts, General Manager at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Thank you so much for your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you back again.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Delicious lunch, beautiful setting and lots of shopping options. A perfect stop while exploring Karen.

Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

A great collection of shops with a wide variety of artefacts, carvings, and colourful sarongs. You could feasibly do all your shopping in one stop, plus enjoy lunch afterwards in the outdoor garden.

Thank Delta W
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

While some of the merchandise is more expensive than it would be say buying it directly from the artisans, Utamaduni makes it convenient as a one-stop-shop to purchase a huge variety of articles. We bought a ton of hand-beaded bracelets and belts as well as...More

Thank Tracy F
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utamadunicrafts, Owner at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for your nice review of our Craft Centre. We are happy you enjoyed shopping with us. We look forward to you shopping with us again. Happy New Year.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

The Utamaduni Craft Centre was an unusual find. It’s part playground, part shop, part aviary and part restaurant. The food is not too bad (once the order arrives correctly) and the menu quite varied. Worth visiting if you’re passing, but not by any means a...More

Thank niknak586
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utamadunicrafts, General Manager at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you for your visit and we happy you had a good experience. We will pass on to the restaurant you comments regarding service and hope you will come again.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 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!

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

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

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utamadunicrafts, General Manager at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

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

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Mor A
2 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
22 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
21 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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