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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Akamba is named after the Akamba tribe, who are the most skilled wood carvers in Kenya.
This centre employs up to 3,000 people, making it a fairly major industry.
You can walk around the site, which consists of row after row of corrugated iron sheds, where the carvers work.
The carvers are not formally trained, the skills being handed down in the family. They get a significant proportion of the price, though a small percentage goes to an orphanage fund.
The quality of the work is amazing, and the prices in the shop are WAY lower than you will be charged by the beach boys and tourist traps, so take plenty of money!
For example, a medium sized Ebony rhino is 1000 shillings!

Date of experience: September 2013
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Akamba is a wooding curving cultural place. where by you can see how they make alot of things in there shapes and buy as much as you like. you can see and know diferent kind of wood too. its in Mombasa close to the airport. any one would like to visit can contact me. I do take around visitors all over Kenya. Am a tour guide by profesional. Contact me on +254733624042/+254725680193.

Date of experience: July 2013
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

Ever wondered where all the wooden carvings seen in the shops and beach come from? Well most of them come from here. Its interesting to see the people at work designing and carving out these models.

Date of experience: September 2012
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Reviewed 12 January 2013

If you travel through Nairobi, stop instead at the Masai Mara market where things a fraction of the price here.

If you can't, don't worry they accept MasterCard here.

Date of experience: January 2013
1  Thank Reniestar
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

Excellent wood carvings - see their web site for pictures. You can also visit the carvers village and meet the men producing these wooden beauties. Located 4 km from city center direction the airport, take Matatu from GPO (general post office), 30 ksh.

Date of experience: December 2012
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