Kenya has many types of souvenir on offer including wood carvings, soapstone carvings, musical instruments, basket ware and textiles. Also look out for fantastic women's hand-made leather sandals with Masai beading on them, especially at the coast. Other Masai crafts such as beaded jewellery, decorated gourds and spears are available to buy in southern Kenya as well as the distinctive red checked Masai blankets. Brightly coloured sarongs called
are worn by women all over Kenya and Tanzania; they're sold in pairs and emblazoned with a traditional proverb. Woven with vertical stripes,
are similar but are traditionally worn by the men of the Swahili Coast as wrap-around sarongs. There are many other items made from these clothes including trousers, tops and skirts, cushion covers and bags. Kenyan
, made from sisal and leather, are also popular and cheap.

Prices in tourist shops are largely fixed, though in the depths of the quiet low season, can be negotiable. Prices at roadside stalls or markets are always negotiable.
There are generally no discounts for students in Kenya and student rates advertised for museums and parks will usually only apply to local residents. There are a few hostels affiliated to the YHA network, but you do not need to produce a card to either stay there or ask for a discount.

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