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Kibera Tours

#20 of 140 Tours in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Nairobi Central Business District
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Address: Starts at Adamsarcade, Java house, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: (0)7 23669218


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Outstanding tour of Kibera Slum

Booking a tour of the Kibera slum with Kibera Tours via email went very well. Fredrick was very responsive. Our pickup from the Hilton hotel was a bit delayed by extraordinary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
The Hague, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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1,072 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 567 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Booking a tour of the Kibera slum with Kibera Tours via email went very well. Fredrick was very responsive. Our pickup from the Hilton hotel was a bit delayed by extraordinary traffic (Unctad 14 conference blocked off quite some streets) but our tour guide Evans improvised to get us out of the gridlocked city centre. The tour was very well... More 

Thank Hermes_NL
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Had a good time, I was alone during the tour and we walked around for about 3 hours. Asked for chapati which we got near the bone carving center. I just read some comment from someone that says she was expecting a factory of some sort, but really.. it's a slum.. There are people working hard to make a bit... More 

2 Thank Liv Z
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

I been to Africa many times. I am in Kenya to take my mom on a dream Safari. My mom did not want to go on this tour. She is a grateful person and appreciates life. She did not want to see people without. I have a tour business. The "few" people that wrote negative reviews makes my feathers ruffle.... More 

2 Thank Tammy N
Tallinn, Estonia
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56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

We were supposed to visit Kibera with a local guy, but as he did not turn up we had to take the tour. I only took "Kibera tours", because of the good reviews here on tripadvisor, but now I regret it! First, there is so much misinformation on their webpage. It says that the tour takes 3-4 hours, there is... More 

2 Thank JaneTeesalu
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Our guides Freddy and Evans took us around Kibera, giving us a glimpse into what life in the slums is like. Both of them grew up in the area. They made us feel very safe and answered all our questions about what it is like to live there today. The highlight was definitely visiting an elementary school where all the... More 

1 Thank KristRonne
Madrid, Spain
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Typical tour with very superficial information on the social and political state of things, that resembles more a shopping tour, even though, in spite of it, you get to see and smell the tip of the iceberg about infrahumane life conditions. A questionable profesionalism aldo: 1. After assuring at meet up i could pay via mpesa, it ends up they... More 

Thank don g
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

Freddy was an amazing tour guide. Kenya isn't just about safari. This tour was interesting and informative. Excellent communication. Very professional. You will never forget your time in Kibera. No concerns for safety at all.

Thank jjschles
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

My dad and I were in Kenya for a safari and wanted to visit Kibera during our time in Nairobi. I arranged the tour with Freddy via email just a week before our tour. No issues and we arranged to be picked up at the hotel. We were late getting picked up, but we learned quickly that traffic in Nairobi... More 

Thank davidwk91
Falkenberg, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

When my first tour operator was a no-show, I contacted Kibera Tours who sorted me out with a tour the following day. I ended up with Winny, and it was an eye-opening couple of hours we spent wandering around Kibera. Winny was a great guide and I can’t recommend a tour enough if you’re in Nairobi.

Thank JohanCarlsson
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

We took a 2 and half hour tour today, Charles took us to the largest slum in tnis part of the world. Experience was shocking and revelating at the same time. We really followed their instructions avoiding to wear expensive things, guide was there all the time and we felt really safe. After passing through the market, lacking the most... More 

Thank Krešimir M

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