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Nai Nami - Our Streets. Our Stories.

#1 of 1,193 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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Nicole wrote a review Oct 2020
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This was the best city tour I’ve ever been on. What better way to learn about a city than through the people who live in it. The Nai Nami team is si knowledgeable, friendly, kind and FUN. This was an unforgettable experience and you will feel like you gained friends during these 3 hours. The price is so affordable for the quality. Do not waste your money anywhere else. This is the best way to see Nairobi downtown. Thank you Nai Nami for this amazing experience!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Wander784390 wrote a review Sep 2020
Berlin, Germany2 contributions
An amazing experience. The guides were very friendly, and respectful. The tour itself goes to places you wouldn’t otherwise see as a tourist, while talking to the guys, and hearing about their interesting stories. The amount of guides on the tour guarantees a personal touch, my and my girlfriend actually had more than one guide per person, so we got to hear from them all. The guys also made sure we felt super safe and comfortable throughout the tour. Towards the end of the tour, we visited a small local which had amazing local food, just what you need after the walking tour. All in all it was a perfect experience, which I can recommend to everyone.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Nathalie Roy wrote a review Sep 2020
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I did the "Social Distance Storytelling Online Experience" and I can truly recommend it. The guides are all super, I could feel their generosity in their smiles and willingness to connect with me, they were attentive, open to questions and happy to customize the tour. Nai Nami developed actions to support their communities in the current difficult times and booking a tour also helps to keep these actions alive, so if you are tempted don't hesitate!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Am M wrote a review Aug 2020
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Thank you for sharing your stories and showing us around in Nairobi. I can only recommend supporting these guys. We had genuine conversations, got to see various neighbourhoods in the city and finished with a delicious (very local place) lunch. My best wishes for the whole team to keep supporting kids and teens in need and creating opportunities.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Kristof K wrote a review Jul 2020
Kortessem, Belgium2 contributions
We got a tour via remote, via Zoom. A little bit traveling from your living room. After listening to their story we got more insights how life is over there. It broadens your view about life.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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