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Kazuri Beads Factory

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Address: Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 20 2328905
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World of Brilliant Colors

A must see if you are visiting Nairobi! You see the amazing colors of the beads and are given a guided tour on the process of making them. Highly informative and an enriching... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

A must see if you are visiting Nairobi! You see the amazing colors of the beads and are given a guided tour on the process of making them. Highly informative and an enriching experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Our visit to Kazuri Beads Factory was a pleasant one, and fitted in between Karen Blixzen's House (Out of Africa fame) and a trip to the recycle flip flop place- all three are close by. While the women were on lunch break, a staff member was happy to take us on a tour of the factory - a quicker version... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Recommended by a friend I was really looking forward to this visit to be a little disappointed. Factory tour is free. Can be a little awkward walking around these women discussing their work and private situations. Note: the guide will ask for a tip, though will not do this in front of her colleagues. The factory shop is well stocked,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A bit of a drive from town. It is located in Nairobis suburb called Karen. They have beautiful necklaces. Earrings etc made out of ceramic beads. A little pricy but worth it none the less. There is also a small coffee shop onsite.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The factory tour was great. These are hardworking, artistic women and they deserve a shout out. It is okay to take their pictures, but I always ask first. Can't be easy to do a job with staring eyes. Visiting the store was quite the visual overload. Like a kid in a candy store. I came away with a load of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The story behind Kazuri is deeply moving - a business established to employ single mums. Today the business employes more than 300 single mums, provides them with free medical care and exports the hand made beads and ceramics around the world. The beads themselves are beautiful in their designs, colours and patterns. Tips: Ask for a guided tour (no cost)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This shop provided support for local women to earn a living which was the only reason I stopped. We got there on Sunday and the factory was closed. However, we still could get the tour and the shop was still open. The tour was quick and would have been better if it hadn't been a holiday for them. The beads... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed my trip to Kazuri. The tour was great, although the speech was a bit fast for my liking. I found it fun to interact with the ladies and talk with them as they worked. After the tour we were ushered into the gift shop. Part of the reason I decided to come was to buy some jewelry.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

It was an informative trip, the most welcoming place you'd definitely love to go back again. And the products, i mean,,nothing compares so far. Talk about being colorful and magical!!! I'm most definitely going back there,, and also plan to visit their store in Village Market..

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very interesting to see the process from start to finish from hand rolling of the beads to the painting to the the final product. And all started to help empower the local women.

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