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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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Success Women's Enterprise and unique place if you love handmade Beads

I took my guess from Mexico there so she could meet Kenyan women working hard for a living and so she could take a piece of Kenya home with her in the form of a Necklace, Earnings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I took my guess from Mexico there so she could meet Kenyan women working hard for a living and so she could take a piece of Kenya home with her in the form of a Necklace, Earnings and Bracelet. We were taken on a tour were 340 women were hand making a variety of beautiful bead in different stages from... More 

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Very interesting place to visit. Our guide was very friendly and told us in great detail how the clay is harvested from Mt. Kenya, all the processes is goes through, how the beads are made, baked, threaded and finally displayed for our viewing (and buying!) pleasure. It was interesting to see the whole process. The beads are also more affordable... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We toured the Kazuri Bead Factory in May 2015. it was quite interesting to see the whole process from start to finish. The factory employs single moms and also provides them with medical. Everything is done by hand, wonderful to see the beautiful patterns and variety of colours and designs. So much to choose from! Buying at the fit shop... More 

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Londoner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Take the short but informative factory tour and get an understanding of this amazing company and the work it does. Then head to the Aladdin's Cave of a giftshop to pick up a necklace, earrings or bracelets in every colour under the sun...as well as jewellery there's pottery, so you can get gifts for pretty much everyone in one place.... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We were late so our guide was rushed. We learned how beads are made, starting from the mud of Mt Kenya and ending up beautifully handpainted. So glad we went.

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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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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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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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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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Address: Address: Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 20 2328905
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi

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