Bombolulu Workshops
Bombolulu Workshops
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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302lovefood
Edinburgh, UK23 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Great experience. We showed up on a week day morning without calling ahead. Staff were very friendly and we had a personal guided tour of the workshops (for making jewellery, clothes, wheelchairs, etc.). This part of the tour was free. We then paid 750 KES per person for the cultural tour, seeing replicas of the traditional houses of different tribes. It was all very interesting to see. The gift shop had a huge variety of different things to buy, all very reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend visiting if staying in Mombasa.
Written 12 July 2022
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Carol P
Leeds, UK33 contributions
Feb 2022
We visited here during our stay in Mombasa, this is a delightful place and we were given a tour of the workshops and told the history of the place. I can highly recommend a visit as this organisation offers those with disabilities the opportunity to earn a living and support themselves and their families. The shopping area is amazing and we bought a number of items that are exquisite. The craftsmen and women are artists.
Written 24 February 2022
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Atito
10 contributions
Sep 2019 • Business
The environment is very calm,with a lot of great activities going on. Its a place that builds youth and talents of the vulnerable groups in societies
Written 13 September 2019
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monique w
6 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Having leaved in bombolulu some years back I had to show my friends this specific place its an interesting place to be in...we always enjoy the Swahili food and culture and it would not be complete wethout such places as bombolulu workshop...we appreciated the service,the kind and humble staff if me and my friends were to come back to Mombasa we wouldn't fail to come back to this place
Written 9 September 2019
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denisb070251
14 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
We visited from our nearby hotel expecting the usual tat. Far from it!!!! It was a place for disabled people to learn skills and produce goods, be part of a community, and feel that they aren't useless because of their disability. The products are very good - some basic and rustic, but that's part of their appeal. And they aren't expensive from the shop, unlike many other places. We found the same products in other shops at 4 times the price!!We took the time to talk with Peter (our excellent guide) who gave us much more background about the workshops, and their workers. Kenya doesn't have any government help to provide wheelchairs, and if someone can't afford to buy one, they have to do without. To see how some of them got about was heartbreaking and humbling at the same time. The workshop actually makes wheelchairs, but can't offer help to that end. When we came away, we did more thinking and did some research. Two days later we went back and selected a worthy person and bought them a wheelchair propelled by hand pedals.
To see the look on that person's face and their gratitude brought us all to tears. The chair cost 20,000 Kenyan shillings, which sounds a lot, but equates to about 170 Pounds .... worth every single penny ....
Written 2 February 2019
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michael p
chesterfield16 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
Love going to this place ,have a friend in wood work shop.
Only this time we found it run down and moral very low ,it's a shame because they have some very talented people here,,they had a fire a couple of years ago and it seems there is very little drive in them, It needs someone with some enthusiasm and determination to get this place back to its former glory. So to help them please go and visit you will definitely find something of interest in one of the work shops
Written 29 November 2018
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esther900
Mombasa, Kenya17 contributions
Nov 2017
A little run down these days but your visiting it will help restore this place. It produces wonderful products by physically disabled persons. It’s purpose is to keep physically disabled people from begging on the street by giving them a livelihood. Please support by visiting or donating money. Recently heavy rains damaged structures.
Written 14 October 2018
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audrey r
Philadelphia, PA78 contributions
Jul 2018
Visiting the workshop was well worth it!! We really enjoyed the tour and learning about the mission of Bombolulu. If you are in Mombasa make this a stop! There is a gift shop and cultural museum on the grounds as well. We did not do the museum, but the items available in the shop were beautiful, well priced, and for a good cause!
Written 1 September 2018
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Brenda
Nairobi, Kenya61 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
Very beautiful and unique handmade African pieces. It's amazing how much more people with disabilities can do and this place show cases just that. Great cause and worth a visit.
Written 12 August 2018
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Abby254
Mombasa, Kenya68 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
We all have those ugly coasters we guiltily purchased at a charity event. I am yet to see any goods at the Bombolulu workshop to inspire such distaste.

Their products and craftsmanship are worthy of review as art in their own right and among able and differently abled peers.

Good work.
Written 9 July 2018
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