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Kibera Tours

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Address: Starts at Adamsarcade, Java house, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: (0)7 23669218
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Not to be missed tour in Nairobi !

Freddies tour of the Kibera community was one of the best walking tours we have ever done. We were picked up from our hotel right on time by Freddie and our driver John. The tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Freddies tour of the Kibera community was one of the best walking tours we have ever done. We were picked up from our hotel right on time by Freddie and our driver John. The tour was done at an easy pace and we did not feel rushed at any time. Visiting the Womens Co Op, the Bone Factory and the... More 

Thank Bradbury2711
Bloomington, Indiana
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I went to the elephant sanctuary but enjoyed this walking tour more because it is so unique to Nairobi. My tour guide Freddy, who lives in Kibera and started this company, did a good job. He took photos for me and while I often had to ask him more questions to get the info I wanted, he was at the... More 

Thank Scott B
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

The Kibera tour is definitely worth doing. We were picked up from our hotel, and then first drove through the slums before meeting others at our starting point. Freddy, who runs the company and is a resident of the slums, walked us through Kibera and he and his friends told us about life there. The tour included the Women's Collective,... More 

Thank Lily F
Tallinn, Estonia
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Freddy was very responsive and also helped me organise transport from the airport and the day of the tour. As to the tour, our guide was Philip who was very informative. I assumed there would be more people, but there was only me and my daughter - so it was essentially a private tour. It was a Sunday, so we... More 

Thank paul_ku
Healdsburg, California
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Freddy was a good guide. He's super charismatic and knew many people in Kibera. Evans the other guide was knowledgeable but softer spoken. It was nice to call Freddy (07 23669218) the day before and be able to schedule the tour for the next morning for just 2 of us. It cost us 2500 Ksh total. There are plenty of... More 

Thank Renee B
Bergen, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Freddy and friends from Kibera took my family of six (16-56y) on a 3 h walk through this very different world than affluent Norway where we come from. We had 4 stops of 15-30 min: a women support group for hiv+, a bone jewellery workshop, a school for young children and Freddy's home. All very friendly, highly informative and very... More 

Thank Ivar-dad
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Between our time on safari and our time on the beach, we simply had to pause for an authentic tour of the Kibera "city", which is home to more than 1M people. Freddy, Leo, and the guys were the best. They picked us up at our hotel, showed us around Kibera, and ensued we were safe, conformable, and informed throughout.... More 

Thank Jake M
Akron, Ohio
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I really appreciated the chance to really see the "Chocolate City" in its entirety. It completely changed my impression of what a slum was actually like and exposed me to the realities, both hopeful and sad, about living in Kibera. This was an incredible opportunity, and I think it's very important for more people to see how their fellow humans... More 

Thank Maggie O
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We were welcomed to Kibera by Freddy, Phillip and friends, who showed us around their home. I felt a very solid sense of community despite the hard way many people live. Once I looked past some of the harsher realities of living there I saw children playing and laughing, people smiling as we walked past, friends visiting, people working at... More 

Thank planetmooney
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I've been to Nairobi a number of times, and done short safaris and seen the glitzy side of the city. Kibera though is completely different experience and my guide Philip really helped me understand the history and culture of this unique settlement. It was one of the best trips I had in Kenya. If there is a heart on Nairobi,... More 

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