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Kazuri Beads Factory

Address: Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 20 2328905
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Ranked #16 of 125 Activities in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours

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Nanyuki, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Kazuri (swahili for small and beautiful) beads found on women around the world have a humble beginning at a small establishment in Karen, Nairobi. The "factory" provides employment to about 300 workers, many of whom are single mothers. The product, stunning handmade jewellery and an increasingly diverse line of pottery. Tour the factory and watch the development of richly coloured... More 

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Newcastle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

It was interesting to see how the beads were all made by hand. The manufacturing is all done by single mothers who needed support. Beautiful jewellery for sale.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

It ticks all the boxes, worthwhile enterprise, great products, interesting tour, meet the people, super ladies gifts

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Nairobi, Kenya
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

The factory in Karen is a great stop, since you can watch bead creation from start to finish and see the beads made into a variety of jewelry--necklaces, bracelets, earrings, etc. And don't miss the lovely pottery available, too!

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Elizabeth City, NC
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

This factory is wonderful. Not only does it produce quality, one-of-a-kind glass beads, but it also provides work for many, many women in a country where employment for women is not so easy to find. We loved the jewelry here.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

If you visit it is well worth trying to go round the factory to see the beads being made.

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

It was great seeing this cottage industry that has grown with time and appears to be well run. The beads are beautiful and I have several necklaces myself and bought a number of gifts too.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

the drive to Kazuri is relaxing and beautiful, and the area of Karen is stunning. Kazuri only a 5 minute drive from Karen Blixen museum and giraffe center. The people and their mission is the best part - and plan on spending your dollars here where it benefits the people instead of the shopping malls.

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NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

This place is special for it shows how long hours of work provide a beautiful product that each worker can be proud of....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

I had heard about the beads, but didn't think I would be interested ... but was I ever wrong. What an incredible place! Though they were closed for the holidays, one of the staff offered to walk around with us and tell us about the factory and the work that is done there. The support they give the community and... More 

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