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Address: Nairobi, Kenya
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I visited Kibera because a friend started a school there. Talking to my friend, he said that the residents are not happy about becoming a tourist attraction. I can understand this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Rus N
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Braga, Portugal
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kibera is not a attraction... kibera is one the biggest slum in the world,,, the people there are trying live....dont try get alone in the slum...could be a a bad experience...

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Orebro, Sweden
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For me I Think a visit in Kibera is something everyone should do, just to realize how unfare life can be and that we can make something to change it. Dont go there if you Think its like going to Zoo, go there with open Eyes, talk to people. ask them about Dreams and thoughts for the future. Dont go... More 

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Thank Sofia B
Nairobi, Kenya
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32 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well I cant say its a bad place since I lived there at some point in my life. Things are slowly changing out there.

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Thank Samuel A
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's amazing to Walk through. You feel like you are imposing a little bit but the kids loved to see us. So seeing their Lil smiles was worth it. Sad to see all the rubbish and living conditions but they still seem to be thriving despite their circumstances. There were lil movie theaters, Internet cafes... restaurants, bars... obviously not as... More 

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Thank Carlene K
Jersey, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Kibera because a friend started a school there. Talking to my friend, he said that the residents are not happy about becoming a tourist attraction. I can understand this -- rich westerners gawping and people living on $2 per day surrounded by open sewers and piles of rubbish seems a bit sick. I didn't take any photos.

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Thank Rus N
Kigali Province, Rwanda
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Maybe one of the worst places in Nairobi. Poor drainage with unplanned settlement and very temporary. Not really worth visiting. It were better developed to express African settlement but not the way it is.

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Thank Gramson204
Sydney Australia
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105 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Visiting Kibera gives you a fuller picture of Nairobi in particular, and of Africa in general. Viewed from a western viewpoint/experience it is shocking and challenging, however, it also gave me hope as I saw children playing, people socialising, people smiling and laughing in what I could only describe as horrid circumstances. We went through Kibera with local nationals who... More 

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Calgary
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201 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The Kibera was on my top five list for things to do in Nairobi, and I am glad that I went. Kibera and the slums of Nairobi are the largest in Africa, and the third largest in the world. There are approximately 2.5 million slum dwellers in about 200 settlements in Nairobi representing 60% of the Nairobi population and occupying... More 

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Thank digitalroc
Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The only reason to be here is if you are doing charity work and make sure you go with a local. It's very filthy and high in crime. Make sure you have company and the local guy has to be from Kibera or you will get lost.

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Thank JoJo L
Petrer, Spain
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79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Kibera is one of the biggest slums in the world . Is located in the outskirts of Nairobi . You will have to get a bus / matatu / taxi from the city centre to get there . Is highly recommended that you will hire a personal guide to visit the Kibera. Although is not dangerous , is better to... More 

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