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Nai Nami - Our Streets. Our Stories.

#2 of 1,340 Tours in Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya
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About Nai Nami - Our Streets. Our Stories.
Experience Nairobi with city's best storytellers, former street children brought up in Downtown. Your guides Donga, Kissmart, Cheddaz and Mrembe come from Mathare, one of the biggest slums in Nairobi. All of them dropped out of primary school and raised themselves at an early age in the streets. They will make you experience their former “home” by inspiring you with their life stories, showing you how they survived through begging and hustling, teaching you their street skills and giving you the real insights. Even more important, they will share with you how they transformed to reasonable young men, how they look back on their former lifestyle and how they are nowadays trying to improve the situation of their families and friends. Nobody will be able to give you these insights the way they do. The tour is one-on-one (max. two guests per guide) to facilitate an inspiring exchange between you and your guides and to give you the opportunity to ask all your questions.
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Give back as you enjoy a fascinating cultural experience on this ethical tour of downtown Nairobi. Your guide, a former street child, shows you around the city center underbelly, telling tales of how to survive on the streets. Visit a hidden market, eat lunch at a basic kibanda eatery, and discover your guide’s personal journey with no more than one other traveler. Choose between morning or afternoon tours.
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marjet wrote a review Sep 21
Zwolle, The Netherlands1 contribution
Come to do this tour to hear true and hopefull stories from guys who grew up on the street but were able to change their life. The company has a lot of initiatives for the kids who grow up in downtown. They are so motivated to prevent the kids from the life they’ve lived. There were no subject forbidden or questions that you cannot ask, it was a very open and relaxt interaction. Tip for the ladies: I felt a little uncomfortable wearing a dress.. my mistake. But for the next ladies among us: wear something more covering.
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kirstenromme wrote a review Sep 19
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2 contributions1 helpful vote
Really nice tour and guides. Told us a lot about the street life in Nairobi and some impactful stories about their own personal lifes. Would absolutely recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Paola F wrote a review Sep 5
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What a privilege to have a personal guide like Mrembe to show you the streets of downtown Nairobi and introduce you to dozen of people (cause clearly he seems to know every single person there)!! The best part: listening to the story of his life. These guys are not talking sh**, they have been through struggles that many people cannot even dare dreaming of. And today they managed to transform their struggle into something great, something which works towards uplifting the lives of street kids -just like they used to be. I honestly still have to process everything I saw, and especially heard, today; but I feel so lucky I had the opportunity to meet such incredible and inspiring human beings. Thank you Nai-Nami!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Yue wrote a review Sep 5
Lyon, France7 contributions
This was everything that we could have dreamed of! We arrived at Nairobi a Saturday evening and didn't want to start the safari road trip right away. We were looking for a local trip in Nairobi that would help us discover the city. We are glad that we found Nai Nami, this amazing storytelling tour. We started at 10am in the morning and finished around 1pm with a nice local meal in a restaurant. Our amazing guides answered all our questions and shared with us their own experiences and stories. What a way to see Nairobi through their eyes! The walking distance was fine, and we made stops at each small area for their stories. On our way back from safari, we would like to come back again for another tour!
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Kelly B wrote a review Sep 3
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Donga, Tsunami, and Mrembe were amazing guides not only through the streets of downtown Nairobi but also through the telling of their childhoods on those streets. These young men are building bridges for their community and, through their own survival stories, have learned skills to uplift other orphans and disenfranchised youth. In short, they are bringing the invisible children to light. They are an incredible testament to the power of the human spirit. What a humbling yet uplifting tour with some of Nairobi’s greatest citizens!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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