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Address: Nairobi, Kenya

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2013
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

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Beijing, China
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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 

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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.

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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.

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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 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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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.

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Nairobi
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This is rated as the one of the world's largest slum. People have no access to basic amenities such as bathrooms. Because of that the residents have invented "flying toilets" where one puts the waste in plastic bag and tosses away in the river which is heavily polluted or on the narrow streets where the people walk. Many non-governmental institutions... More 

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