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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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Lovely factory, beautiful jewellery

For people who love jewellery, this is a must visit! You get a free guided tour of the factory which has the feel of a quaint English town! You get to see every step of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Madhupotter
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For people who love jewellery, this is a must visit! You get a free guided tour of the factory which has the feel of a quaint English town! You get to see every step of the jewellery making process and you end the tour with the lovely shop where you can buy some pieces to take home! Beautiful jewellery which... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I set out to visit Kazuri Beads rather hesitantly. I liked the thought of finding out how the beads are made, but loathed the thought of falling into a tourist-trap. I soon found out that the Kazuri Beads Factory is many things, but it is not a tourist-trap! This is definitely a visit not to be missed. On arrival you're... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were met by John who showed us around the factory explaining the process of making the beads from the Clay to the finished article. There is no charge for this visit but a tip is very welcomed. The ladies are keen to show you how they make the beads and one was determined to be in a photo with... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited here last week. The tour of the factory was fascinating. And the beads and resulting jewelry were beautiful. Plan at least an hour so you can do the tour and have time to shop. The people in the shop were incredibly helpful. Though they don't sell the earrings and necklaces together, but one of the... More 

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kennett square, pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did this on a whim, and I'm glad we did it. It turned out to be a very interesting tour of the Kazuri Beads workshop, and also an opportunity to buy some gorgeous beads and jewelry at a really reasonable price. Kazuri beads was founded by the wife of one of the Kenya Flying Doctors in the 80's and the... More 

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Thank marinakaplan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

This is a fantastic shop for pottery and beaded jewellery, beautifully run with a huge selection of wonderfully crafted goods. I will have to make another trip here very soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Our friends, who love this venue, took us for our first visit, and we found it an extremely enthralling trip. We learned that 300 + women are employed here making highly decorated beads from an unusual clay found near Mount Kenya. Some men were also producing pottery, and again these were decorated by the artistic women. To see such activity... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Our driver strongly suggested we stop at the Kazuri Bead Factory. We have been on other tours where we were told we were visiting a "Factory- i.e. leather, lace, carvings, etc. - where one person was there demonstrating the craft but it was actually just a way to get you in the door and give you a high pressure sales... More 

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Tromso, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Kazuri is women's factory where you can buy presents for your friends and family. There is also a guided tour where you get to see how their magnificent products are made. It's purpose is to provide jobs for single mothers and uneducated women.

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Thank Lance_Kerwin
Bathurst, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

After not buying jewellery at the beginning of the tour,after seeing all the work the women put into the making of the jewellery,I went back and purchased a lovely necklace,this tour should start in the factory and then go shopping in their shop.

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