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Explore Kibera Tours

Prestige Plaza, Ngong Road | Ngong Road, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #29 of 103 Activities in Nairobi
Type: Walking tours
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Denver, Colorado
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our Kibera tour was remarkable. It definitely gave a glimpse into a world that was far removed from anything you find back home. Almost 1 million people living with essentially no services in 1 square mile. Our guides were very helpful, friendly, and took us to see some remarkable businesses trying to make their way in desperate conditions. Being able... More

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Denver, Colorado
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

A Kibera tour should be mandatory for all tourists visiting Kenya. It is such an essential reality check for everyone who never thought twice about having electricity, running water, sanitation, trash removal, and other basic services. The Women's Power Center, Victorious Group, Kibera Widowed Mothers and other groups have all managed to find a way to make beautiful crafts out... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I'm very interested in development so on a six week work trip to Nairobi, my top priority was visiting Kibera and scheduled a tour with Explore Kibera for my first weekend. The tour was good but there are are two things people should note about the tour. The first thing is that whilst the tour confirmation stated that the tour... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

Alistair and Robert were excellent hosts on our tour through the Kibera slums in Nairobi. My boyfriend and I spent most of our day walking through the slums with Alistair. On our walk, we visited a bead/jewelry factory and an HIV/AIDS orphanage school, both of which offer opportunities for volunteering and donations. Come prepared! If you want to help, ask... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We liked this tour and we highly recommend "Explore Kibera Tours" as the tour operator. It was a great experience for all of us. Program was well done. Our tour guide Alistair was excellent! Milan and his friends

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San Diego, California
1 review
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

It wasn't a tour. You're not there to take pictures for Facebook. Kigulu is a place where a few incredible people work together to create a better life for children born into the toughest circumstances one can imagine. I think it is something everyone should experience. It will shift your priorities and perspective on so many issues and hopefully influence... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We undertook a tour with Sande on a Sunday afternoon. The tour took us on a walk through Kibera that included the large markets and a stop at a bone carving collective. At no point did we feel insecure and people seemed happy for us to be there. Sande is a good guide and pateintly answered our many questions on... More

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This was my second tour through Kibera and I have to say Explore Kibera Tours really has the best grasp on how to do this right. You don't just feel like a voyeur watching people in distress as if they're a show like I did on a different tour. Explore Kibera gets involved with organizations and the people there so... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I had a walking tour of Kibera with Sande. I had looked into several of the "slum tours" through tourist operators and this was an easy choice. For one, it's a local organization and a non-profit. The other places charge A LOT of money and they go to a big commercial tour group operator with all kinds of tours. This... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

First time I took the tour was in February 2011. I was invited to do a tour of The Kibera with Freddy Otieno Omondi. What a fantastic experience!!! If you're ever in the neighbourhood I would highly recomend this (don't go if it rains or has just rained though!). The tour takes about 3 hours and starts at 10:00AM or... More

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