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Bombolulu Workshops

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Address: Mombasa 80100, Kenya
Phone Number:
+254 20 2399716
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08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 08:00 - 12:00

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Nice place to learn about culture

The guide though half blind was very good. The dancers went all out to entertain us even though we were only two. the shops had lots of good things at a reasonable price. The... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

The guide though half blind was very good. The dancers went all out to entertain us even though we were only two. the shops had lots of good things at a reasonable price. The restaurant was also fairly priced.

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Multan, Pakistan
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179 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Bombolulu Workshop and Culture Center is a project of a non-profit organization (NGO) the Association for the Physically Disabled in Kenya with five sheltered workshops and a cultural center alongwith a restaurant. It is located in Nyali area of Mombasa, about 10 km from city center. It was started in 1969 to help disabled, physically and mentally retarted and blind... More 

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Thank Tassaduqhussain51
Mombasa, Kenya
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Bombolulu Workshop may be refer to as a distant Carnivore restaurant of Nairobi located in Mombasa. Without the culinary variety of carnivore, Bombolulu (check the proper spelling) is gradually trying to imitate the world renowned Carnivore with some little success. it is run through charitable initiatives by the Association of the Physically Disabled People of Kenya (APDK)

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Thank Melckzedeck
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We wanted to go there as we both work in healthcare. Lovely project going on for 50 years. We went there on our own and a bit late so we didn't see any of the touristic shows. We saw the workshops and chatted with the workers. We bought our souvenirs there. Price is good and everything goes to a good... More 

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Thank Mireia G
Mombasa, Coast, Kenya
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Was once a great place till bodabodas got the roads so crowded there is hardly no space left to walk. Inside the workshop though is a world of fascination and awe.

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Thank DestinySafaris
Nairobi, Kenya
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I am biased as I worked at this crafts workshop in 2003-2005 with VSO. We had a hard time persuading tourists to leave their hotel compounds to come and visit us - to meet the artisans, to see the 4 workshops in action, to learn about how fair trade helped and of course to dine in the restaurant and shop... More 

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Thank thomas Y
Trinidad and Tobago
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

I got there with a few pre occupancies - but the visit was different. We saw the workshop for wheel chairs, metal, wood, textile. All well organized and supported with lots of German, Suisse and US money. We bought a bag that was quite nice and not expensive at all, but something thta also looks good once back in Europe

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Thank FOL-1003
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Bombolulu Workshop is the most beautiful place ofmaking the local handicraft and cultural centre at Mombasa. Great art and craft items of wood ...stone are available here... Lot verity of craft are available here to a very low cost.. My suggestions for u..when your visit to Mombasa pls visit the one time in Bombolulu workshop . You seen a lot... More 

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Bawtry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Please visit Bombollulo. This is a charity which provides people with disabilities with the skills to be able to work independently. They have accommodation for the the clients and their families which is amazing. A tour of the workshops is a must and only costs a small donation to your guide. The workmanship on display is amazing and everyone is... More 

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Thank AncoPR
Mombasa, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The Cultural Centre is a really educative place on Kenyan past history and the end of the tour entertainment by traditional dancers is very wonderful. Also the shop has a big variety of wonderful products to choose from. After the tour, lunch, entertainment and shopping one really feels good about her day. And best of all you go away knowing... More 

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