About Bombolulu Coast workshop and cultural centre

It is a non-profit organization that employs over 100 disabled people and produces high-quality handicraft items. Visit this place for a sobering experience where the non-profit organization is granting livelihood to disabled people. The workshop not only provides a livelihood to people with disability but also showcases African culture. A visitor to the workshop will witness traditional African tribal dance, handicrafts, artifacts. Visiting this place is a humbling experience.  It is a place for disabled people to learn skills and produce goods, be part of a community, and feel that they aren't useless because of their disability.  At present, it helps 80 disabled artisans to overcome their physical limitations. In five sheltered workshops, the disabled persons produce a range of jewelry, tailored goods, wood, casting and leather items for both domestic and worldwide markets. The visitors and tourists are welcome in the workshops to purchase the handcrafted souvenirs which include jewelry, textiles, wood carving, and leather crafts. Bombolulu center includes housing units for artisans. The concept of recycling and reuse to make new product plus the fact that it's made by those who have overcome challenges in life is touching. The products are very good - some basic and rustic, but that's part of their appeal The products can also be bought from one of their stores located in the city. Bombolulu Workshop is your one-stop local handicraft and cultural center at Mombasa that leaves you asking for more.

Must See

  •  learning about the mission of Bombolulu.
  • Very beautiful and unique handmade African pieces.
  •  the sales area, which has a large variety of clothing, jewelry, etc, at good prices
  •  venues where people work (wood, jewelry, clothing, wheelchairs, etc
  • The knick-knacks on sale are all of excellent craftsmanship and quality 
  • Great art and craft items of wood ...stone 
  • Woodcarvers provide for an eye-opening experience. 

How to reach

8 min (2.7 km) via Malindi Rd/B8 by taxi.

32 min (2.5 km) via Malindi Rd/B8 by walking.

 A matatu ride starts from Ksh 20 just to go 500m 

The price for a tuk-tuk ride is Ksh 50-100 and boda-boda around Ksh 50.

 

Tips

  • Good place for buying handicrafts and souvenirs 
  • Unique jewelry designs.
  • Best use of waste or recycled ornaments is amazing here.
  • Designed by some great disabled artists.
  • Try a local trade fair coffee shop, a refreshing one.
  • They exhibit in shops, festival fairs and online.
  •  There is a restaurant where one can have lunch
  • You may also have a guided tour and a short talent show. But call ahead to make sure that you do not miss it

Visit Time

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:00 a.m to 5.00 p.m.

Thursday:  8.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m

Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday:  8.00 a.m to 12.00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Waiting Time

Nil.

 

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Entrance Fee

No

 

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Time you can spend

2 to 3 hours

 

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Weather

Broken Clouds 24°C

 

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