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Akamba Handicraft

Airport Rd, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
+254 41 3432241
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“wood carvings” (5 reviews)
“life size” (2 reviews)
“city tour” (2 reviews)
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Airport Rd, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
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+254 41 3432241
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"wood carvings"
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"life size"
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"city tour"
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"cooperative"
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"shop"
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"carver"
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"souvenirs"
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

It was fun to wander through the co-op area and speak to the carvers. We were able to watch them carve some incredible things with what appeared rudimentary tools. The shop had a great variety of items at reasonable prices.

Thank SlcPearl
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

A place that is a must to see. At least an hour or longer is needed to weave your way through the this massive area of workshops. here wood carvers demonstrate their excellent carving skills. They can be bought direct from the workshop or from...More

Thank GordonW318
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing craftsmanship is show cased here with the sculptures and verity of items hand made for sale. life size to small detailed carvings are available Different types of wood is used and soap stone too. Good items and value for money spent

Thank AamirSK
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

We visited the Akamba Handicraft cooperative as part of our visit to Mombasa. It was very interesting to understand the difference between the different types of wood, to see the carvers at work and to get familiar with the process. Everything feels genuine, it is...More

Thank traveller_justsara
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Hey guys. I just come back from Akamba. amazing...works, masks, bowls everything highest level...and when u going in that workers village and see how they doig...oh men...they deserve every shiling what u pay for them work. so everybody who will visit Mombasa, go there...u will...More

1  Thank Dovydas B
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Akamba is a cooperative operation, and each carver receives a fixed share of the purchase price, which is non-negotiable. The balance goes to support the operations of the carvery compound and the communal shop. You can probably buy cheaper stuff by the side of the...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

And it helps the disabled you can see them do their work and do your shopping. They have huge selection

Thank Aysegul B
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

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...More

2  Thank LadyLawless
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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...More

2  Thank Norma7610
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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...More

1  Thank Swabra M
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