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Kibera Tours

Starts at Adamsarcade, Java house, Nairobi, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
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Ranked #22 of 108 Activities in Nairobi
Type: Tours
Traveler Description: Take a walking tour of Kibera, the largest slum in East Africa and the "friendliest slum in the world"! It truly is a city of hope, as you will... more »
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It was a very informing and well organized tour. You get a insight into how the life in Kibera is. You meet some very strong people who has startet different projects with Hiv/aids, schools for children etc. I can really recommend this tour. 😊

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had wonderful tour at Kibera with Kennedy and Freddy. I loved hearing directly from residents about their experiences -- regarding daily life, Kibera's history, sanitation, housing, HIV/AIDS, the government, and more. The tour guides were incredibly well-informed and down to earth. Definitely the highlight of our trip to Nairobi.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It came to my attention that not all residents of Nairobi live in villas behind barbed wire so I decided to check out how the other half lives. Enter Kibera tours. NB: my colleagues thought I was stark mad to go there but I thought otherwise. Part of Kibera slum is a giant open door market which sells everything from... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This was an amazing tour. I was the only person on this tour but Philip made me feel very safe & was happy to answer any questions that I had. Great to see behind the scenes of Nairobi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Our Kibera Tour was fantastic!! Firstly, our flight from Uganda was rescheduled to be quite early in the morning which we only found out 12 hours earlier! We were able to contact Freddie via email who arranged for our airport pick up to meet our flight perfectly. We had thought we may of been spending many hours at the airport... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My family and I went on a Nairobi city tour organized by Kibera tours. It gave us a different view of the city. My sense after our visit to Kenya was that most tourists zoom in on the safaris, glossing over any experience of real life in Kenya. In all other countries, there are typically tour operations proudly showing off... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I can only recommend the tour for everyone who can handle a three hour walk on a sometimes difficult terrain! Really interesting walk, with very friendly guides!

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jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I really liked the tour. My tour guide Philip was very friendly and gave me lots of information. I learned many things about Kibera and Kenya. Bring comfortable walking shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Thanks!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Such a powerful experience! I was so very grateful to Freddy and John for their insightful tour of Kibera. Having experienced tours of slums in India and Rio, I was still not prepared for the utter disparity between rich and poor neighborhoods in Nairobi. It was distressing to learn that the life-expectancy is only 30 years and that 1 in... More

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Skip the elephant place (so crowded and contrived - see elephants in the wild instead) and the Giraffe center (total rip off) and go instead to see Kibera. It will change your life. Freddy and Martin are amazing - so warm, so passionate about being ambassadors for the place they have called home their whole lives. They will show you... More

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