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Address: Airport Rd, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 41 3432241
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Half Day Mombasa City Tour
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Interesting and a souvenirs haven

We came here as part of a city tour of Mombasa and it was probably a highlight of our trip. Our guide explained it was a co operative and that all the people that did their wood... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
LadyLawless
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bristol
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bristol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came here as part of a city tour of Mombasa and it was probably a highlight of our trip. Our guide explained it was a co operative and that all the people that did their wood carvings were not allowed to sell directly, but through the organisation. 5% of the earnings are donated to orphanages. We bought a few... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

A great experience, a little compound were the akamba people carve beautiful wooden sculptures. My husband and I went without our children and bought a couple of sculpture. We liked it so much we had to go back with our children, they had a great time.

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2 Thank Norma7610
Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

This Cultural activity of the Akamba (Bantu) people epitomise the unique adventures of these long-distance traders, capturing Kenya's heritage. You can never miss a souvenir to take home, at quite pocket-friendly prices. A life-size Giraffe carving is a favourite, shipped right to your home if you wish!

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1 Thank Swabra M
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Akamba Handcraft is a wood carving co operative with about 2,800 active Members and more than 7000 non members. When visiting you can walk through the grounds and see them actually doing the carvings and take photos etc. After you can visit the shop where you can buy the finished products. Each worker is assigned a number and he is... More 

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1 Thank Craig M
Mombasa, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

For buying genuine handicrafts and curio one must visit this place. It's located on Mombasa Airport Road, so it's easy to carry your items properly packed and ready to take them as check in baggage or cabin bag according to the size of your item. The prices are fixed so no bargaining required. All types of currency acceptable so no... More 

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1 Thank VIRENDRANAGORI
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Decent souvenir shop for Africa. If you've been to one within 1,000 miles it has the same stuff. Pretty good variety but since it is more of a consignment shop they won't negotiate or haggle on any of the prices. That being said you'll end up probably paying more than you would if you just randomly saw what you wanted... More 

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1 Thank John A
Mombasa, Kenya
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

I once visited this place is an amazing place and you will get all the natural and man made traditional,believe me u won't regret visiting the place,it's a long the moi international airport a walking distance from the main road,

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1 Thank Hillary25
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Walking through the little wooden workshops where is seems over 1000 people work, i was in awe with the amount of talent these craftsmen have. With a little hammer and cutter, they can make everything from coffee cup coasters to life sized giraffe! As an art lover its a must to visit!

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1 Thank Steph H
Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

A visit to Akamba was included in our city tour. You first walk through the area where they make all the woodcarvings. It's interesting to see how they make all the figures from different types of wood - the guys working here are very skillful. This tour takes maybe 20mins, then you can explore the shop which is HUGE and... More 

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Canada, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

Ideal for souvenir shopping at best prices. This shop contains a variety of everything you will want to take home with you. Each employee has a number and that number is recorded on the items they make. When a sale of the goods are made, a % goes to that employee. You have the option to just shop or see... More 

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