There will be plenty of opportunities to purchase souvenirs during your trip When on Safari there are curio shops wherever you stop for a rest break whilst travelling between game parks, all with people trying to get you to part with your hard earned money. On the coast you will find plenty of people operating on the hotel beaches trying to persuade you to buy anything from a carved key ring with your name engraved on it to a weeks safari. Listed below are a few of the most common souvenirs on offer. Make sure you barter for your gifts and aim to pay about a quarter of the original starting price.

Wooden Carvings

These can be found almost everywhere you find a tourist normally depicting wild animals or tribes people.


You will find a verity of objects carved from soap stone which include chess boards, soap dishes, candle sticks, bowls and drinks coasters.


Kiondos are woven sisal baskets and are sold everywhere; they are strong, durable and long lasting.


All sorts of brightly coloured textiles are offered for sale the most common being cotton kangas which are traditional wrap-arounds worn by both men and women.


The most famous jewellery you will find in Kenya are bracelets and necklaces made from brightly coloured beads by the Maasai and Samburu people.