We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kibera

Nairobi, Kenya
Improve this listing
Ranked #30 of 43 attractions in Nairobi
Type: Neighborhoods
26 visitor photos
Write a Review

34 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    7
    11
    3
    5
    8
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oakland, California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Beijing, China
Top Contributor
525 reviews 525 reviews
249 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

We visited here and Muthari (another slum) as part of the We the Change foundation which is focused on providing pre-K education to kids in need who would otherwise be wandering the streets before public education begins. The slum itself is not so different from Rocinhas or others in the world you may have seen (built a little differently since... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Nairobi
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The drainage is not so well done,to start with its not there,its a health hazard especially when it rains you do not wanna visit this place and the area is overpopulated...I hope the government shud take this matter up especially the relevant ministries.

Was this review helpful? Yes
nairobi
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

As a slum, it should be rated ***** five stars. It is one of thabiggest in Africa and may be in the world. It is an unforgettable experience. But when you undestand that it is the placewhere lovable Kenyans have to come and rest in after a heavy working day, you would cry.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Alesund, Norway
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I was in Nairobi together with a big group, and we spent one day in the slums of Kibera. We visited a school driven by the Children of Kibera foundation and was guided through parts of the slum with a guide. As a foreigner, you should never walk in the slum without a local guide, as this can be very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

I remember quite well it was my birthday and i had gone to celebrate it with my friends who manage a children's home in Kibera. I could not avoid looking at the flying toilets which nearly hit me as i was passing a deserted alley.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Kibera also viewed

 

Been to Kibera? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Kibera, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing