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Kazuri Beads Factory

Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
20 2328905
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Ranked #1 of 14 Shopping in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Just back from Nairobi and took a tour of the Factory. So nice to hear the story of its founding and see how well the organization works. The women all seem happy with having jobs- and there are 300 waiting to get jobs when they become available The beads are fantastic and incredibly reasonable- they are 3x as much at... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The lady who gave me a guided tour of the factory, asked for a tip for giving me the tour and I asked if the money would be given to a fund to be shared by all the lady workers there and she said it would. Turns out she lied and had done this before. I am told she was... More

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Miami, Florida
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have always wondered where those beautiful beads that I have seen in the finest boutiques in the US, UK and Australia came from. I do not have to wonder any more. This is the place. Harry Newman and his staff are gracious and quite helpful. My wife wanted a necklace cut down and it was done. But not with... More

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Naples, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Beads, beads, and more beads! Plus some pottery, but there are mostly beads. I didn't get a chance to visit the factory but would like to do so next time I'm in town. I bought some really gorgeous beaded necklaces for reasonable prices.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What an awesome place! Well worth the time to visit. So fun to see the workers rolling out beads & spinning bowls! Most of the souvenirs I bought while in Africa came from their gift shop.

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Babylon, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Did some research for a few stops near Nairobi to see the city and some wildlife and found this amazing gem. Just a quick drive from the city, this amazing place houses a unique tourist and shopping experience. My friend and I were able to tour the bead factory with a guide. Seeing the mud, the hand rolling of various... More

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is an absolute gem in Nairobi. The product made by the locals in this facility is both beautiful and amazing. Our guide walked us through the entire process of how the beads and pottery are made. Definitely a must see for anyone visiting Nairobi.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I really enjoyed this visit. The bead factory was begun in 1975 to provide work for single moms. I spoke with a woman who has worked there 30 years. They work 5 and 1/2 days per week get a fair wage and health insurance. They all get trained at the different stations, making beads, painting beads, firing beads, putting together... More

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Kannnapolis
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It was fascinating to see the process of making these beads from their initial raw state of muddy clay to spectacular beads and finally uniquely beautiful pieces of jewelry and china!

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Haifa, Israel
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This place is definitely worth a visit - the Kazuri project helps about 340 women (most are single parents) take care of themselves and their children, financially speaking. In addition to that, this factory makes amazing works and has a great shop in which most of their beautiful products can be bought.

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