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“Odd place to tour” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kibera

Kibera
Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #45 of 78 things to do in Nairobi
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“Odd place to tour”
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 place. Lots of little places to eat, places to buy local art, etc. But it is unwise for tourists to go here. I know a number of people who have been robbed by large gangs in broad daylight and you wouldn't be able to make your way around without a guide anyways.

Visited April 2012
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“Only for the feint hearted”
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.

Visited February 2012
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“Kibera - Another Important World”
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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“Slums are terrible places”
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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