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Address: Nairobi, Kenya

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Interesting visit

We visited the St. Vincent De Paul orphanage here and loved our experience. Make sure you have a good local guide to take you. The area is rough, but safe during the day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited Kibera to look at a borehole project. A proper job, that will provide clean drinkable water for many. Was amazed to see and learn of the real water issues and see the problems up close. The cost of drilling and plumbing these boreholes means there are just not enough to supply everyone with clean fresh water. Open sewers are... More 

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the St. Vincent De Paul orphanage here and loved our experience. Make sure you have a good local guide to take you. The area is rough, but safe during the day.

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Newtownards
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Kibera as part of a group of volunteers from a Northern Ireland charity working in Kibera and other neighbourhoods in Nairobi. The charity (Jengana) has many long established links within the community in Kibera and has been working there for many years. This is not on the tourist trail and, if you do decide to visit, you would benefit... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

For a tourist interested in how life is in Africa in all its facets, a visit to Kibera is fascinating. You do need a guide to make sure you do not lose your way and see the interesting bits. We were very pleased with the services of Kibera Tours.

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wiltshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Whilst on my visit to Nairobi, on my whistle top tour, I was shown the Kibera Slum area, the large Urban slum in the world I believe. You see sights like this only on TV so it was eye opening to see it for real, its a vast area, and what took me back is the location, it's literally right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Kibera is home for a million of Kenyans running away from starvation in rural areas. It is not a place to do tourism, but definetely a place to know. It is one of the largest slums in the world, a city itself, where you can buy from clothes, to a live chicken or a spare tire. People here are very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The visit is definitely an experience that would change your attitude to waste and affluence. The people are kind and considerate. You do need to go with someone who lives there, or is familiar with the place. They do offer tours. Not sure where though. Do not go with your precious belongings, the less you have on you the better.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Having lived there for along time. Its a place of hidden talent and worst habits..all the thugs and pastors are here. Its for one to find his/her right path.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

This is also located in Nairobi, South Western of this city in the sun. This is one of the biggest slums in Africa, the biggest in Kenya. Famous as one of the locations where the famous movie, Constant Gardener was shot. Famous for volunteer projects. Security is advised when visiting here. Not a priority unless one is keen on knowing... More 

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Uboldo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

No attractions. Only poverty and misery. Dangerous place if you are not used to survive in the slam. Do not go unaccompanied

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