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life is kinda different in the slum take a look.

get to learn alot in kibera slums. Life is a lot different but quite an experience, walking around checking how the people in the slum get to live life in that angle and also get... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nakuru, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

a very good place to do slum tourism if there is such a word. a lot of aid workers and organizations are busy working with the locale people on the ground to provide basic education, water and shelter. a must visit for philanthropic and aid workers

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Worth visit. You can see from the first hand how life in slums look like. I would also suggest buying souvenirs from the crafters there. Participating the mass was amazing.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

get to learn alot in kibera slums. Life is a lot different but quite an experience, walking around checking how the people in the slum get to live life in that angle and also get fine and great talent plus ideas from the people there.

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A lot of upgrading needs to be done. I like what the current government is doing especially the infrastructure. I thank President Uhuru Kenyatta and cabinet secretary Ann Waiguru. Keep up.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you want to know if an African slum is all that it is from the pictures you see on television and the stories you read about on the web, then Kibera is the one to visit. One of the largest slums in Africa, there are thousands of HIV affected and infected women and kids living in tin shacks surviving... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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