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“kazuri” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Kazuri Beads Factory

Kazuri Beads Factory
Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
20 2328905
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Ranked #1 of 14 Shopping in Nairobi
Type: Factory Tours, Shopping
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“kazuri”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

great initiative. fair value for product. Energy efficient kiln looks to be the best that can be done to help Kazuri. Cost of firing kiilns was very high

Visited October 2012
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“Beautiful Beads”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This is a great service to local women. I liked that it provided a skill learning for otherwise unskilled women.

Visited October 2012
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“Hope to visit again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

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.

Visited September 2012
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“Beautiful Beads”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

It was nice to see how these gorgeous beads are manufactured...great experience for all ages. The gift shop had beautiful items but a bit pricy. I liked the fact that they can ship their merchandise abroad Yay!

Visited August 2012
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“Beads and more beads”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

If you want to buy beads from the factory, and see how they are made then go here. It is the place where most of the local beads are made and does a good job providing not only work but support for the local population who are disable in some way.

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