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Kibera

Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #30 of 38 Attractions in Nairobi
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Alesund, Norway
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

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Nairobi
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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37 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Visited Kibera for charity works with some missionaries and it was wonderful touching a life. This is a big slum outside Nairobi.

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Kibera can be confronting at first to foreign visitors, but witnessing first hand the positive development work Amani Kibera performs the community leaves one feeling inspired. Amani Kibera are a community-based organisation established by a group of young people who have grown up in the slums. Thus, they know exactly what their community needs, and they are working hard to... More 

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nairobi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Let me see how to put this nicely..... bad roads, broken sewage pipes all over, pot holes filled with smelly water and i was leered at alot but i was also greeted plenty by little kids.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

So much poverty and the conditions here are awful. ................................The human wast is strewn all over the floor the only good thing is the spirit in the youth otherwise it is a total dystopia......

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Eye opening must-see for any visitor. Very safe in the daytime. Go with a local person so you do not get lost. As a "white" person, I have visited many times and brought many visitors. No one is ever the same after visiting for the first time.

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

It just shows how our government has failed us in reducing poverty levels and creating employment :(

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Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

the place is poorly sanitated,the ironsheet house giving it a bad look,exposing how bad the place can be.its too unsafe to be there because of insecurity.

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