Curios and Souvenirs may be bought
from curio stalls found in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu etc
and along the major roads to tourist destination areas. The Masai
market held in Nairobi city centre on Tuesdays is a good place to
visit for better bargains. Wood carvings are sold throughout the
country and especially in popular tourist spots.
Most tourist hotels have in-house
shops that sell curios, souvenirs, post cards, curvings, hand wooven
baskets and the like.
For ordinary shopping e.g groceries
and cosmetics, it is advisable to visit the local supermarkets.
Here one is likely to get better products which have not over stayed
on the shelves.
Most supermarkets sell greens and
it is advisable you shop here. The prices are slightly higher than
those at the local markets but unless really constrained by finances
it is advisable to avoid the local vegetable markets to avoid mugging
or being pick pocketed especially if you are an European.
There are duty free shops at the
airports. Purchases are done with convertible currencies.