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Address: Nairobi, Kenya

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I took my white 77yo mother-in-law, and she will never forget

I live in Nairobi. My mother-in-law came to visit and, after a few weeks in Lavington, said she wanted to see the "real Nairobi". So I contacted Joshua (from the local NGO Kibera... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Good experience. Visited a school here and met successful adults who grew up here and received Ivy League educations. Perseverence and opportunity imagines success. Provide what you can. Very interesting to see som e of the small businesses.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

One of the best experiences I have ever had! People are so full of life, and you get to learn more about the importance in human interaction (no children screaming for their ipads). People will say what they will, but it is just a place. Be sure to volunteer if you have time or visit one of the NGOs.

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Bologna, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I live in Nairobi. My mother-in-law came to visit and, after a few weeks in Lavington, said she wanted to see the "real Nairobi". So I contacted Joshua (from the local NGO Kibera Community Empowerment), based on a couple of good reviews of him I found here. It was the right choice. He was a great guide -- he was... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Manky, horrible crap. I live here, and tourists love to go there. But it's like tours to a Soweto-that-never-was. Everyone who lives there wants out of there. Do-gooders try to make out Kibera (and other African slums like Mathari valley) as launching points or innovation hotspots like Silicon Valley. They're not. They're sad, desperate urban scenes with people playing out... More 

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Silsden, West Yorkshire,Uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

But a living, working, vibrant community. My guide, Joshwa (from the locally created NGO Kibera Community Empowerment), was born and bought up in the area, and spent most of the 20 minute walk to Kibera from the Wildebeest Ecocamp explaining the politics of the slum area (his description), its history, and how it worked. Once there, he led me through... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I find Kibera slum is very interesting place to visit. Half an hour away from the town where there are banks, expensive restaurants, Kibera is a completely different world. It is a good place to learn more of the other side of Nairobi and different tribes culture. I met some people there and the way they greet was different from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Did the tour with a lovely guy called Joshwa and the organisation Kibera Community Empowerment Organization (KCEO). They are doing a lot of things to help improve Kibera and they are doing the right things and they seem to be working. It is a good tour, they help you get there on public transport, and they take you around Kibera(you... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

First of all, it's a bit ingenuous to say that a shanty town is "excellent" but the experience of spending time in Kibera was amazing and really got me thinking about how incredibly lucky (blessed!) I am (in some ways at least) to be born in the US instead of in Kibera. I went in with local colleagues and connected... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

It's hard to say I "loved" Kibera slums. It is simultaneously a heartbreaking and thrilling place to visit. Make sure you visit with a local - though it's not an explicitly dangerous place, even Kenyans aren't likely to wander through without a guide who knows the area. A microcosm of the greater world around it, if you can see past... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Our family of 8 just recently returned to the United States from Nairobi and we did the Chocolate tour with Octopizzo (Henry). The tour was so worthwhile and life changing. Equally amazing is this young man's willingness to give back to a community that he grew up. Our two small granddaughters ages 9 and 10 were traveling with us so... More 

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