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Kazuri Beads Factory

Nairobi, Kenya
1-800-941-2759
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Ranked #1 of 14 Shopping in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours
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Babylon, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW 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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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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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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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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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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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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DFW
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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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Charlotte
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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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