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Utamaduni Craft Centre

Closed Now: 09:00 - 18:00
Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
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Had best meal in Kenya here, ordered the Zanzibar Fish and carrot soup. Outdoor seating in a very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CX239238
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Libertyville, Illinois
worth a visit

I liked getting away from all of the haggling and crowds. Prices were fair and there are guilty... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A_and_S_Madre
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Vilseck, Germany
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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...more
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Bogani East Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had best meal in Kenya here, ordered the Zanzibar Fish and carrot soup. Outdoor seating in a very pleasant environment with good service. As mentioned by others a bit more pricey than most places in Nairobi. Clean bathrooms. Would recommend. Did not buy anything but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked getting away from all of the haggling and crowds. Prices were fair and there are guilty goods

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank A_and_S_Madre
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many small shops under one roof. You can find all kind of local crafts. I am not sure price are lower than local markets but its clean and tidy.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shlbre2016
155anthony, Manager at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves on good quality, safe shopping and fair prices. We hope to see you back. Happy festive season from us all.

Reviewed 11 December 2018

My husband and I visited last Tuesday and it was a great place. Wonderful items for sale and there are so many rooms but clearly marked as what each room sells. You can buy every gift you need here and the prices, to me, were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wolfgang1Richmond_VA
155anthony, Manager at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Thank you for your nice review. We appreciate your visit and do hope to welcome you back again. Happy festive season.

Reviewed 24 November 2018

This craft center goes on forever. Dr. Louis Leaky, whose dig in the Olduvai Gorge located the famous Lucy, created the center to benefit his Kenya Wildlife Services. It contains every sort of Kenyan arts and crafts, all nicely displayed in the several rooms you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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155anthony, General Manager at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Thank you so much for your nice review. We so appreciate your visit and your comments. Our Centre was created very much with feedback from Dr. Leakey, who was then the Director of the Kenya Wild Life Service so that we could donate 20% of...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Visited on our way from Amboseli to Lake Nakuru while on safari, what a pleasant surprise. Lovely garden with outdoor seating area, small birds feeding around us. Very calming & relaxing atmosphere. Excellent food & staff were also very friendly. Souvenirs a bit expensive but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gaffargaffar
155anthony, Manager at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We hope to welcome you back again.

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch as part of a private tour. Nice outside and inside spaces for lunch. International style menu with some specials and local dishes. Food tasty enough served by nice staff. Not particularly cheap by Nairobi prices but sensed aimed at western ex...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

Although some have complained that the prices here are high I have always found that you need to pay for good quality and that is what we found here. We bought a wonderful carving that now has a place of honour in our home. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joanna D
155anthony, Manager at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Thank you for your nice comments. We hope to see you back. Karibu Sana

Reviewed 27 September 2018

Been at the Utamaduni craft center twice this year. For and foremost a really nice location in Karen when you have a great selection of art. if you have not much time, want to travel to Masai markets and have all the bargain (the best...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped on the way to Sheldrick orphanage. A diverse set of little shops there seemed to be fixed pricing. They do shopping if you're bags are stuffed!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Arthur C
155anthony, Manager at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you for your review. Yes we do shipping to all parts of the globe. Looking forward to seeing you back again.

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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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Response from mzungubabe | 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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