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Utamaduni Craft Centre

Bogani East Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
+254722205028
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Lunch Reservations

I am bringing a group here for lunch and shopping and want to know if I can make reservations for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Meraz
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Utamaduni Craft Centre

it was our last day in Nairobi and we had plenty of souvenir shopping to do - Utamaduni came highly... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
woodsisi
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Naples, Florida
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  • Excellent54%
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Bogani East Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi Central Business District
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank woodsisi
utamadunicrafts, Manager at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and we welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 1 May 2017

We visited here based on a recommendation from our travel guide given my interest specifically in the carved wooden bowls with animals that are handcrafted in Kenya. The selection was varied and of excellent quality. There were so many beautiful handcrafts (besides the bowls) it...More

1  Thank bsk2017
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This was our favorite stop in Nairobi. Everything is nicely organized. A huge variety of high quality and unique masks, textiles, jewelry, home goods, etc. from different groups and locals they also had fair pricing We ended up spending over $600.00 for a suitcase full...More

Thank ceramicsgrl
utamadunicrafts, General Manager at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back again. In the meantime we are about to open one more shop in the complex. Karibu and Asante sana.

Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had some time before our flight, so we went to the Craft Centre where we found a good selection of local craft art for sale. The prices were high, as the Centre is of, by and for tourists.More

Thank Max G
utamadunicrafts, Owner at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Thank you for your nice comments of our Craft Centre. We try to have as many varied crafts as possible and also try very hard to keep our prices competitive. We do understand that we are not as cheap as the markets, but do hope...More

Reviewed 25 January 2017

Utamaduni is a mecca for shopping, everything from jewelry, toys, clothing, carved wooden animals, and kitchen aprons. There are so many rooms designed with a theme to help make your browsing experience easier. Everyone is very helpful and friendly, and they wrap your bought treasures....More

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utamadunicrafts, Manager at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us. We look forward to seeing you back again.

Reviewed 23 December 2016

Wow, we came across this 'Aladins Cave' of African treasures by accident. Curiosity took us into the grounds. I saw lots of cars first, indicating this place was popular. To the right there was an eating place and it was packed out. My little grandaughter...More

Thank Linda R
utamadunicrafts, Manager at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us. We welcome you back again.

Reviewed 14 November 2016

this is set in an old mansion. All varieties of art and crafts, fabrics and jewelry, all arranged beautifully I bought a lot of fabric. My only turn off - they had scarves made in china. but everything else was african made. A must stop...More

1  Thank KMCBlood
utamadunicrafts, Owner at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Many thanks for your visit to Utamaduni and for your positive review. Thank you for also pointing out that you found some scarves made in China. All our suppliers are African or from Africa and we definitely want to be promoting only African produce. It...More

Reviewed 7 November 2016

It was fun wandering through this craft centre, which, I'm guessing, was once a very large two-story house, but now is filled in every possible room, nook, cranny and hallway with hand-carved wooden sculptures, bowls, trays, serving utensils, paintings, books, clothing, coffee, tea, candy, and...More

Thank Pi-T526
utamadunicrafts, Manager at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your visit. We welcome you back again.

Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

There is this place just off Langata Rd, frequented by few and yet holding much. I was looking for African crafts that go beyond the local bazaars spreadout in the city and accidentally fell into Utamaduni. Thirsty and hungry, I wasn't expecting it. As I...More

2  Thank Wanjiru M
utamadunicrafts, Owner at Utamaduni Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2016

Lovely to hear of your happy culinary experience followed by shopping therapy at Utamaduni. Thank you for writing your experience for us to hear about it. Looking forward to seeing you back here for the second course 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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