Shopping in Kenya allows for very diverse opportunities which range from handmade curios to African art that is unique to Kenya.

The array of unique products that are sold on the Kenyan market include traditional dresses, wood carvings, stone carvings, precious stones, decorated furniture, traditional and modern music, tea, coffee and a selection of contemporary art that will catch the eyes of almost anyone.

Tourists are guaranteed the possibility of visiting different shops and stalls. Most of these facilities are scattered across the major cities, even in many hotels. Plan to visit the open air markets where you will be able to purchase original curios, while affording you the opportunity to mingle with the local folks. At open air markets, you will be able to acquire products at flexible prices. Be prepared to bargain as this is the order of the day. Bargaining is typical art form in Kenya that is deployed by industrious locals who want nothing more than to share their culture through their talented wares. The Maasai Market is a must see shop-stop on any given Saturday in Nairobi at the High Court entrance next to the KICC.

The Hilton Hotel in Nairobi’s down town has one of the most fascinating art galleries and gift shops in Kenya. The Grand Regency’s gift shop and the city market are destinations that will not disappoint you even though the retail prices are relatively higher than in the open air markets.

While on safari, in various parts of the country, visitors are able to acquire articles too e.g. the Maasai Mara has the Maasai village shop depot, and the same applies for various parts of Mombasa. Your guide could lead you through large communities where you can see hundreds of artists in action.

El regateo en los mercados está al orden del día, tiene raíces muy profundas, y además forma parte de la cultura, sin olvidar que es considerado un talante en la venta. Regatee pero sé razonable, no se trata de sobrepasar los limites, ya que allí­ es donde esos vendedores encuentran su pan de cada dí­a.

El hotel Hilton en Nairobi, tiene una galería muy interesante y tiendas de regalos. No olvide pasar por allí­, también el Hotel Grand Regency tiene una buena tienda. No olvide visitar el `City Market’ y entrar en sus puestos, encontrará verdaderas maravillas.

De camino a los diversos destinos turí­sticos del país, también pueden encontrar muchos sitios donde hacer alguna compra de artí­culos de recuerdo. Una vez en Mara, pueden hacer una visita opcional al pueblo Maasai algo que puede oranizar con su guí­a, y allí pueden adquirir artículos del arte local de las Masai, también le puede guiar a través de diversos pueblos donde puede ver a estos asrtistas en acción.