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Kibera

Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #30 of 43 attractions in Nairobi
Type: Neighborhoods
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Brooklyn, ny
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I wrote a review of the tour under a different heading. I was so impressed with the enthusiasm of this amazing young man who is doing so much for his community. Once more I am going to try to post photos taken during our walking tour. For some reason, when I tried to post them previously, they were not approved... More

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Beijing, China
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

You should be know that every country has their different face , there is the so-called slums, Kibera is real in Kenya on the other face, it is true, even if it's not far away you can see tall buildings, this is a dangerous place, but you see a lot of children with their body language to show you their... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Kenyas largest slum. Im not sure why it needs a rating as its not a place any tourist is likely to visit. If you do happen to to visit though you'll be both depressed (at the conditions people live in) and amazed at the number of small (jua kali) businesses that thrive there

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East Hanover, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

I went to Kenya partly to see "how the other half lives." This accomplished that purpose but it was very disturbing. What bothered me was that we were there, driving through in our nice car, gawking at the people as if they were animals in a zoo, taking pictures, etc. Should we ignore it and pretend it doesn't exist? No.... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

It's a slum, a terrible place, and the fact that it exists is saddening. It is NOT a tourist experience, and the reactions of the residents were not welcoming, and who can blame them. Not recommended as a "tourist" trip - only if you're going to go there with a group that's trying to make a difference!

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Exploited! This is really not a tour location. It is a slum area. I've lived close by for the last few years and I occasionally go there for various reasons. Kibera is often times the 'poster child' for the poor place in Africa because it's so accessible. If you appreciate it for what it is, it's actually a pretty great... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

It is the largest slum in Africa so make sure you have a reliable guide or ample security. Ideal destination though for organisations engaged in charity work or poverty eradication.

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Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

If you have a chance to visit the Kibera Slums it is well worth your time. Your eyes will be opened by both the extreme poverty, and the resilience and creativity of the people. It is not for the faint of heart and you will need a good guide who can guarantee your safety. Don't miss it.

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Nyeri, Kenya
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Visiting Kibera is called "the ulitimate African adventure" . This is a terrible statement ; There is nothing African about slums and also nothing adventurous and it is a terrifying experience . It is dirty, nasty and terrible to find people living in those conditions

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