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Slum tours are very controversial. The company I traveled with does not seek to exploit the people... read more

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Before, visiting the Kibera slum, I spent 2 weeks travelling around some very poor areas of... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

Before, visiting the Kibera slum, I spent 2 weeks travelling around some very poor areas of Ethiopia and have previously been to poor areas in India and Sri Lanka on various occasions. However, none of this prepared me for my visit to the Kibera slum....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Kibera with Maurice (Live Like a Local Safaris). I read a lot of reviews that indicated this experience was a cash grab. Mine was not and was sincerely a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Maurice grew up in Kibera and still has friends and family who...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are interested in off the beaten path adventures and more controversial tours, then you should go and experience this part of African life in Nairobi. Lots of people are living together in close proximity without running water and electricity. It is a sobering...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Slum tours are very controversial. The company I traveled with does not seek to exploit the people, they believe there is value in seeing how people live and talking with them. We met with a Nubian man who grew up in Kibera and gave us...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

This is a walking tour through the slum area of Nairobi. 1.2 million people crammed into such a small space. Learn the truth about why they live such lives and why they never lived in the houses the government built, supposedly for them. I visited...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

its now a dis-speakable informal settlement and a shanty village for the urban poor where basic human amenities are a challenge and hard find. and it seats between the affulent high end estates of Kabarak gardens, Lang"ata and Hurling am/ adams

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We were a bit nervous about doing this but we shouldn’t of been it was one of the best things I’ve ever experienced ! You will be so humbled . The people are unbelievably friendly and everyone seemed to want to come and talk to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

This place was one of the most unique and different places we have visited. I am humbled to have visited this place, where more than a million people are packed into 2.5 square kilometres and they are happy and cheerful and helpful. I definitely recommend...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

We just drove through to take photos. It was very fascinating! We were amazed that even though the people are given a new government housing option they choose to sublet the new housing and remain living as they do in this condition.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MerrilyB5
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Yes, it is a slum. It is good for those of us who have so much to see what it is like to live with far less. I found that the people who live in Kibera have a wonderful sense of community, caring for each...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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September 29, 2018|
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Dear good teacher, thanks for your awesome job, about the donations there is many schools that are in the remote areas and really need you donations and learning skills on how to improve their lives. Are you looking for... More
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March 27, 2018|
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Good to have someone on the ground for this trip, Security is needed as the first visitor. You for an agency to arrange for you the guide whom will take you for a walk. It is that easy pay the guide and the security person... More
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Hi yes I can it's a charity based tour called agape hope for kibera slums tours the charity I work a uk based charity works with them and collins wasonga lives there and knows a lot search for him or agape hope for kibera... More
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Five5
Birmingham, England
Visit Kibera (1 Replies)
If you have a few hours to spare in Nairobi, step outside the tourist 'bubble' and see how over 1 million people live in Kibera, the world's second largest slum. Also the location for the film the Constant Gardener, Kibera is a thriving and dynamic community that the Kenyan government hasn't put on the map. This isn't an exercise in voyeurism; there are many charities that are keen for visitors to 'learn by seeing'. Before I went to Kenya I couldn't find Kibera in the usual travel guides but...More
October 21, 2006|
Response fromdrakesdrum|
hi, You are quite right to highlight the plight of the Kibera 'slum' if any person is going to visit ,please take some needles and thread they cost an arm and a leg in kenya ,and to be able to stitch and repair their already threadbare clothes would be a great help.... There is a little shop just before you get there (sorry it was 4 years ago ) and you can buy Maize (ugali) and rice very cheap at least some of the children will get one meal a day ......
Yankari
UK
Pamoja FM, Kibera (2 Replies)
Does anybody know the metre-band (95.8 or whatever) for Pamoja FM, the Kibera community radio station? And presumably they don't have a website (I've searched)? Thanks. Richard
October 06, 2009|
Response fromYankari|
Perfect. Many thanks Chrissy. Richard
Robyn W
Chorley, Lancashire
Map of Nairobi (6 Replies)
We are soon (2 weeks, yippee) travelling to Nairobi and I'd like to get my bearings before we depart, can anyone point me to a (useful) map of the city which will show where we're staying (Kibera Road, (off Ngong Road, nr China Pl), GPO Box 18209, Nairobi) in relation to the rest of the city. I've found a few but I can't locate the road we need so they're of limited use. Thankyou :o) Robyn
July 05, 2009|
Response fromsmudger888|
do a search for "google maps" then type in "Kibera road, kenya" into the search box, it will then come up with the map for you :-) Well it did for me :-)