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Utamaduni Craft Centre & Verandah Restaurant

Arts/ Crafts Shopping Centre

Bogani East Road off Langata Nairobi, Kenya

(Utamaduni Crafts Centre (Meaning Culture, Tradition, Folklore) is located on Bogani East Road between Ostrich Park and Giraffe Centre in Langata open from 10am-6pm daily. Utamaduni Crafts Centre is situated 25 Minutes away from the City Centre. There are about eighteen individual Craft Shops in one large house offering a wealth of Kenyan Culture)


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Utamaduni Craft Centre, Langata - Nairobi

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Utamaduni Craft Centre; Utamaduni Craft Centre is located 25 minutes from Nairobi City centre close to Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre, Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Nairobi National Park and the Kazuri Bead Centre.


Utamaduni Craft Centre encompasses the best of African Art and crafts and supports craftsmen from all over Kenya. Utamaduni Craft Centre has a good selection of goods and the prices are fixed. Utamaduni Craft Centre in Nairobi is the best place to buy souvenirs and all the things that you'll find at the "souvenir shops" on the highways and byways can be found in one place. Good quality, too.


No bartering. And no disappointments. The centre offers antiques, wood carvings, bronze items, and jewellery of the highest quality. Utamaduni means “cultural heritage” and is a converted house containing (about 18) arts and crafts shops including:


* Kisii Soapstone

* African Fabrics

* Men's Boutique

* Beaded Glassware

* An African coffee table book shop

* Antique African silver & gold jewelry

* Masai design shop offering Masai Items
* Crafts made by ex-Nairobi street children

* A variety of beautiful Kenyan Kiondos (Baskets)




Utamaduni Craft Centre Tour Price

Dates From
Dates To
Price Per Person
1st January 2014
31st December 2014
150 US Dollars



Utamaduni Craft Centre Tour of Nairobi includes:

* A qualified Nairobi City Driver

* Assisted Shopping, packing and shipping

* Lunch at the Verandah Restaurant located at Utamaduni

* Return transportation from your Nairobi Hotel Residence




Utamaduni Craft Centre

Utamaduni Craft Centre has a children's shop which stocks fantastic toys and also a safari shop that can completely out the traveler for the bush or coastal shop for the beach with a large array of Khangas and Kikoys.


There is also a furniture store which displays Lamu furniture and a fabric shop stocks clothing and accessories made from West African fabrics.


Utamaduni Craft Centre has a tiny shop where you can purchase postcards and African music. A percentage of the profits go to Kenya Wildlife Services as the center was created by Dr. Leakey, former Director of the Kenya Wildlife Services.


There is a small cafe on site where guests can enjoy meals while they shop. Open (9.30am – 6.00pm).


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Utamaduni "Veranda" Restaurant

The Utamaduni "veranda" Restaurant is situated within the Utamaduni Craft Centre. The Verandah is a relaxed, informal daytime restaurant situated in Nairobi Kenya.


A short drive from the hectic city centre brings you to Nairobi's country suburbs, home of the Giraffe Centre, Karen Blixen Museum, the Giraffe Manor, and of course, The Verandah. The Restaurant caters to tourists and residents alike, equally popular with both and has inside seating, complete with a fireplace for those chilly Kenyan months.


The restaurant also has open views to the garden where tables are set under an immense fever tree amongst lush foliage and shady umbrellas.

The Menu

Enjoy a quiet country breakfast, a business brunch, a leisurely lunch with friends or a tête-à-tête for afternoon tea. The menu includes breakfast, soups ~ Nairobi's best Zanzibar soup ~ salads, sandwiches, steaks and fresh costal seafood selections ~ Lemon Lime Cheesecake, all prepared fresh daily in a hearty home-cooked fashion, served with typical Kenyan hospitality.


Utamaduni "veranda" Restaurant garden is host and home to numerous species of birds which flock to feeding trays and water dishes for your lunchtime entertainment.


Indoor "palms' are the nesting place of several generations of Rufous Sparrows. Seasonally you'll see fire finch, pin tailed whydah, various weavers, forest oriole, robin chat, indigo birds, sun birds and an elusive pair of paradise fly catchers.



Booking & Reservations for Utamaduni Craft Centre shopping Tour of Nairobi

Contact: Booking Office Tel: + 254 (0) 20 2437871

Mobile : 0721242711 (Safaricom) - Kenya

Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com





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