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Utamaduni Craft Centre

Bogani East Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 722 205028
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PLACE IS A SCAM!!!

As the owner of a large travel company in America and Ireland, and having brought my group to this... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Craftours
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Galway, Ireland
Easy one stop shop for local crafts and souvenirs

While some of the merchandise is more expensive than it would be say buying it directly from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Xtlsfx
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New York City, New York
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Bogani East Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi Central Business District
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As the owner of a large travel company in America and Ireland, and having brought my group to this place to shop, I was anticipating it was a nice opportunity for them get some good souvenirs. yes, the place looks great with all kinds of...More

Thank Craftours
utamadunicrafts, Owner at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We object VERY strongly to what you say and in fact it is libelous and gives a very wrong impression of our Centre, which has been open for 25 years, is known in many countries in the world and has been visited by and hosted...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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utamadunicrafts, Owner at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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.

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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.

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!

Thank Singapore0rchid
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

Reviewed 25 October 2017 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 22 October 2017

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 24 October 2017

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

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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.

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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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