We had a free day in Nairobi before our Kenya/Tanzania Safari. A friend who had recently been to Nairobi insisted I include this on our free day so we organized it through our Safari Company.
I’m so glad we did visit the Kazuri Bead Factory – it was not at all what I had expected – it was a great visit!
It’s a very small factory where you get a short tour that goes through the whole process of how the beads are crafted and you actually see the local Woman in their various processes of making them.
The beads are just beautiful and the factory supports local Woman from villages, some who are single mothers who need employment.
After the very interestingshort tour, you can visit the showroom if you wish to look at the beads for purchase. We did of course and there was no pressure at all!
For me, it was a great place to purchase a lovely souvenir of Kenya – the beads were just lovely and were great value!
My only mistake – I did not purchase enough! It was our first day in Africa and while I saw other lovely things during my African holiday, I always regretted not purchasing more Kazuri bracelets to bring home – they were my favourite purchase!
I would suggest enough time to visit the factory and then have time to browse the showroom - at least one hour to one and half hour depending on where you have to go next.
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