African Curios especially wood carvings bracelets and beads are extremely popular and make wonderful and practical souvenirs.
The Kenya Coast local clothing that has become world famous is the wrap around 'KIKOY' and 'KITENGE'. These are multi purpose and are used as table cloths dresses and wall hangings.
Trading on the beach is not legal in Kenya as in many other countries so please do not buy anything on the beach. We recommend the Akamba Wood Carvers and also the Bombolulu Workshop.
Kenya is well known for wood carving and the Akamba wood Carverslocated close to the airport are worth a visit as you can see the carvers at work. The Bombolulu Workshop employs handicapped persons and your purchase helps a good cause.
Do not buy ivory. this is banned.
Kenya Coast Playground