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Kazuri Beads Factory

Address: Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 20 2328905
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Ranked #15 of 126 Activities in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Some would tell you that this is too commercialized, but I did not find any pressure to buy. The studios are separate, and the tours through the workshops are enlightening. In the end, I did buy a small piece or two. I regret that I did not purchase more. Nice to combine this stop with the Karen Blixen museum nearby.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A noble cause turns into great business and now supplied to USA , Europe etc. Over 300 ladies moulding clay into magical , colorful , hand painted beautiful beads . Nice shop to purchase strings and many lovely creations . Compliments.

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South Haven, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Karen, Nairobi is a must to visit. And especially the Kazuri Bead shop. See the talented jewel makers making beads, necklaces, earrings, and more. High quality merchandise. Tour the facility and see things in progress. Great place to buy gifts for family and friends back home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We missed doing this at our last visit to Nairobi 2 years ago, but we were lucky to do it this time. Was brilliant to see all the processes required to produce these very intricate beads. They employ destitute women which makes you want to buy even more of their exquisite items! All the staff looked ever so happy, talking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The purpose of the bead factory is why you visit, the remarkable work of the women employed by the factory is why you linger in the shop. There is even a nice little place for men (or women) to wait outside if they are not interested in moseying around the shop. Tips for the guide are expected. Generally 100 kew... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

As a regular visitor to Kenya and in particular Nairobi, I have to commend Kazuri Beads for producing such beautiful necklaces, bracelets and earrings. The colours are wonderful and it's so difficult to choose between them. Every year we visit the shop and factory are on our list of places to visit and I always end up with a little... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I used to take all my guests to Kazuri when I lived in Nairobi. Without exception all enjoyed it. A fantastic collection of great quality beads. You can even customize and put together your own. They also have some interesting pottery.

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Vail, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I had been recommended by a friend about the Kazuri bead center prior to our visiting Kenya. It was great! Very cool to see the entire process and how everything is made. So much goes in to each and every bead. Also nice to be able to meet and natch the amazing people who craft the beads and pottery. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you're in Karen, make sure you visit the bead factory (preferably when the factory is open so you can observe how their products are made). The sheer variety of their collection is fantastic, meaning you can pick up some real gems as souvenirs - there are ornaments and crockery as well as a wonderful jewellery range, all at reasonable... More 

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Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Our overpriced, less than competent tour company, Kensington Tours, got us to the Kazuri factory well after after it closed. So all we got was a tour of a closed factory. My grandchild was rather disappointed at not seeing the woman working, but this was just the first of many problems we had with Kensington Tours. We did buy some... More 

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