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Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Nairobi

Utamaduni

Utamaduni is a large crafts emporium and easily one of the best places to souvenir shop in Nairobi, with more than a dozen shops selling all kinds of excellent African artworks and souvenirs. Prices start relatively…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Nairobi

Matbronze

More than 600 wildlife bronzes by Denis Mathews (from jewellery and small lion-cub-footprint dishes to much larger pieces running into thousands of dollars) make this one of the most appealing places to shop in Keny…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Nairobi

Souk

Some of Kenya's more creative artists, photographers, leatherworkers and other high-quality artisans and artists have come together under one roof – the result is one of Kenya's most discerning shopping experiences.…
Market in Nairobi

Tuesday Maasai Market

Busy, popular Maasai markets move around the city according to the day of the week and are excellent shopping experiences. Sites change regularly. At the time of research, markets were held every Tuesday at the Pres…
Market in Nairobi

City Market

One of the city’s main souvenir businesses is concentrated in this covered market, which has dozens of stalls selling woodcarvings, drums, spears, shields, soapstone, Maasai jewellery and clothing. It’s a hectic pla…
Arts & Crafts in Nairobi

Spinners Web

This place collaborates with workshops and self-help groups around the country. It’s a bit like a handicrafts version of IKEA, with goods displayed the way they might look in a Western living room. There are some ap…
Arts & Crafts in Nairobi

Banana Box

Amid the rather-less-altruistic commercialism of the Sarit Centre, Banana Box works in conjunction with community projects and refugee groups and offers modern uses for traditional objects. It’s one of the better ha…
Books in Nairobi

National Museum Shop

Apart from a small and largely unimaginative collection of curios, Kenya's museum shop has one of the country's best selections of books about Kenya and surrounding places. You can enter without paying the museum ad…
Market in Nairobi

K1 Flea Market

This small flea market at the K1 Klub House is a terrific way to spend a morning. The shopping experience is limited to a few stalls, but the brunch is excellent and the atmosphere casual and cool.
Books in Nairobi

Prestige Bookshop

If you're looking for books on Kenya and Africa in the downtown area, this small bookshop is a terrific resource.