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Kazuri Beads Factory

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Address: Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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A Suprisingly Neat Experience

We went to the Kazuri Beads Factory as part of a scheduled activity set up by our tour operator. Both my wife and I like crafts and shows about how things are made but, we weren't... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 29, 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

We went to the Kazuri Beads Factory as part of a scheduled activity set up by our tour operator. Both my wife and I like crafts and shows about how things are made but, we weren't expecting all that much from this visit. Seriously, its beads. How interesting could that be? Turns out, quite interesting. One of the guides takes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

This project for single mothers/single women is truly inspiring. All the beads are hand made from clay that is treated on site - then they are fired, hand painted and sold loose or threaded. And the beads are beautiful. The hardest part about visiting Kazuri was trying to make a decision on what to buy...and I could have bought so... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

We arrived at a time when the factory was closed. It was in the middle of the day. The beads are very nice, not super cheap. A good stop but make sure of your times if you wish to see the factory.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Kazuri stores can be found all over in Nairobi and they even have a big factory at Karen which I visited recently. They have so many colors and styles hard to choose from. Even though the prices are the same I recommend you the factory store as well. You will be able to see first hand how these wonderful accessories... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

this place worth visiting only if you are somewhere near and have some spare time. There is a small factory where you can see how Kazuri products are made and kazuri shop where you can buy this products. It isn't cheap than the stores in town and after visiting the factory there is a feeling that you should buy some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

You can find beads in various forms here. They are quite pricey, but worth the quality. I bought some of them for my wife, and after 7 months they still look excellent! Beside the outlet, visitors can also see the process to create the beads. But too bad that place close on Sunday.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

We'd seen one of the Kazuri bead factories in town and decided to take a visitor one Friday afternoon as much to satisfy our desire to find out more as to entertain them. We were met as soon as we stepped out of the car by someone who asked if we'd like a free tour. Our young guide was friendly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Was amazing! A must visit! Appreciate beads a lot more now. Watching the women make beads from scratch, step by step was great. Haven't seen anything like it before. Plus the tour was free!!! The prices of the finished beads at the shop was pretty reasonable too

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Another well known jewel located in Karen and a must stop for anyone who loves original and handmade jewelry, leather bags and pottery. Take the tour that is offered to you because it takes you from A-Z on how the beads are made and the history of this fantastic organization that helps the local single mothers in the community. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

Hundreds of workers here all busily crafting clay beads. Just turn up and you'll be accompanied by a personal guide around the Factory - and do this, don't just go to the shop. Although by all means GO to the shop, but just go after the factory tour.

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