Nairobi Crafts & Markets

Travel to Kenya and visit Nairobi, exploring the wide array of local crafts and markets in this bustling capital.

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Travel to Kenya and visit the lively markets of Nairobi.

Travel to Kenya and check out the best of Nairobi with a friendly local guide. This is a great way to get some excellent local advice as well as see the best of the city in a safe and comfortable environment. The colours, craftsmanship and detail of Nairobi's crafts will delight, and the atmosphere at markets and shops will entertain. This is a great add-on to a longer stay in the region or the perfect opportunity for some last-minute shopping.

  • Visit a bead workshop
  • Explore the shops of the Utamaduni Craft Centre
  • Gain an insight into local culture
  • Travel to Kenya and explore Nairobi with an expert local guide
  • Visit markets humming with life
  • Mingle with residents shopping for fresh produce

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Finish:

    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    1 breakfast, 0 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Minibus
  • Included activities:

    Kazuri Beads, Utamaduni Craft Centre, Walking tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    60kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    Please note that this trip is being discontinued in 2013

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Day 1 Arrive Nairobi

Travel to Kenya and start explorations of vibrant Nairobi with a visit to markets in the city and Westlands area. Mingle with residents shopping for fresh produce and search out a bargain or two at the numerous craft and souvenir shops. Also, visit the open-air mobile markets scattered throughout the city.

Day 2 Nairobi

After breakfast, it's time to gain an insight into Kenyan culture and view some of the country's best craft markets. Visit Kazuri Beads, a workshop providing employment to single mothers. Depending on the day of the week, there may be an opportunity to tour the factory. From there, take a short drive to Utamaduni Craft Centre, which houses shops filled with African crafts, antiques, wood carvings, jewellery, bronze items, glassware and cloth. Return to the city centre in the afternoon where this short break through Nairobi's crafts and markets comes to an end.
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