Must-see shopping in Kenya

  • Rift

    Lamu Island

    Beautiful handmade leather bags, wallets and belts.

  • Malindi Handicrafts Cooperative


    This community project employs local artisans and the woodcarvings are of high quality. To get there, turn off the main road to Mombasa near the BP petrol…

  • Nafisa Store


    Look no further for pieces of Africana, vintage furnishings, lanterns, soapstone carvings, antiques and – let's be honest – plain old junk. This is…

  • African Heritage Design Company


    With various outlets around town, including this one out in Karen, the African Heritage Design Company has a classy range of statues, ceramics and…

  • Equator Curio Shops


    The equator just wouldn’t be the same without the 30 or so shops that cluster around its sign. Each shop owner takes a turn at being the first to approach…

  • Cedar Mall


    This new mall has a variety of restaurants, clothing stores and a good grocery store. There is also a small casino upstairs, if you want to try and win…

  • 2 Degrees South

    Lamu Island

    Affordable souvenirs such as simple carved boxes, beaded sandals, brighly patterned clothes and purses made from recycled materials.

  • Sanaa Gallery


    A good place to check out traditional furniture-making, or if you're looking for an attractive yet bulky souvenir to ship home.

  • Atul’s


    Hires out everything from sleeping bags to folding toilet seats.

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