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“7 kitheka safaris”

Bombolulu Workshops
Ranked #1 of 5 Shopping in Mombasa
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

wat an amazing place wathing the people make all the differant animals and the way the do it some with their feet and some with their hands in them little huts in all that heat and dust ,u then c them paint it ,then it goes into the shop were u can bye items to take home

Thank mandabernarddawson
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

if you do a Mombasa tour, please ask your driver/guide to take you to Bombolulu. Not only do they have the best curio/tourist shop on the coast, but all the items you buy there profit a good cause. Most are produced by disabled artisans. They also not only focus on the usual carvings, but also have a great choice in leather and textile products, jewelry and local art. The traditional houses of the different tribes in Kenya are also worth seeing, so don't miss it

Thank Stachu01
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

Ok, if you are the kind to buy on the beach or at the hotel, forget about my remarks, you will have a better deal at the place.

Personnaly I prefer to buy my handicraft at the reseller depot in Akamba and the prices simply cannot compete. But Akamba is mostly about wood carving so if your interest is on textile or leather Bombolulu is still a good option, far better than any deal you can have at your hotel or on the beach.

If you are not buying, you can just visit and the place is not bad. People are friendly and will enjoy a chat.

Since you are in Africa, you can try to negociate, it doesn't hurt, but in my experience you cannot expect miracles in Bombolulu, they are not very opened to negociation there.

Don't buy wood carvings there, go to Akamba, you will see the difference. I bought handbags and belts which I could not find anywhere else though.

If you can spare the time or if you really need to buy this kind of article, go there, but in my opinion there are better places to see in Mombasa.

Thank zenalf
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

This was amazing seeing the skill that these used to make beautiful wood carvings which were then available to buy in the showroom. Thousands of styles and types in different woods. Each worker has his own number, so he got paid for each item sold.

2  Thank Dlh627
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

Such a friendly atmosphere! They need visitors to help them continue helping these people in need. They love talking to us visitors as well. Another amazing worthwile day out. Eye opening!

1  Thank WolmWlamWelm
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