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Kazuri Beads Factory

Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #1 of 14 shopping in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours
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Haifa, Israel
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I visited the Kazuri factory on an organised tour. What a trip! We received information on the origins of the factory and were given a tour of several buildings that showed the bead making process from start to finish. It was great to talk to the local artists and watch them at work - and even have a go at... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

What a fabulous place! My sister and I recently visited and certainly supported the local economy! The tour was fun and informative. By the time you get to the shop, you want to support all these single parents working there. Kudos to Kazuri Beads for how they are supporting the people of Kenya. You are spoiled for choice with the... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Take you time to tour the factory to see how these beads are all hand made and the colours are amazing after they are fired. This business was sent up to give single mother employment and you can now find these beads all around the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We toured this factory and saw the quality of the hand made beads and what went into making them. They are amazing and the women who work here are very talented at making uniform size and shaped beads and glazing them with different colors and patterns. The finished beads are beautiful. I figured when we were done that maybe I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you want to pick out the very best souvenirs for the women in your life, head over to the Kazuri Bead factory. You will receive a wonderful tour of their factory, and are even able to watch the ladies creating their clay beads. It is a rainbow of gorgeous beads to suit anyone's fancy. Next door is a gift... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It is marvelous place where women are working to make ceramic jewels and pottery. I admire their passion of hard work to produce beautiful beads. If your travel tour is including Karen attractions, this place must be one of the visits you should make. You can buy souvenirs and gifts from the place as the beads are unique and from... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

340 ladies get work in this factory - producing both pottery and ceramic jewels. Impressing tour round the factory makes one more interested of buying. I do prefer the jewels - than the pottery. More detail is put in the production of beads than in the pottery. And for sure its easier to travel with nice bracelets than with coffee... More

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Redlands, California
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85 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I'm not much of a shopper and I was a little horrified about this visit. However, I was so impressed to learn about the people who work here, particularly single mothers, and to see the long process that creates such a wonderful product. By the end of the tour, I was determined to buy some beads, no matter the price,... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had a brilliant morning on our visit to the Kazuri Bead factory. We visited the actual factory out in Karen. We combined our visit to Kazuri with our visit to the Karen Blixen Museum. It made for the perfect day. Upon arrival we were greeted warmly and offered a tour of the facilities. We were shown how these beads... More

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