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Address: Nairobi, Kenya

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I visited Kibera because a friend started a school there. Talking to my friend, he said that the residents are not happy about becoming a tourist attraction. I can understand this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2016
Rus N
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

It's amazing to Walk through. You feel like you are imposing a little bit but the kids loved to see us. So seeing their Lil smiles was worth it. Sad to see all the rubbish and living conditions but they still seem to be thriving despite their circumstances. There were lil movie theaters, Internet cafes... restaurants, bars... obviously not as... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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261 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

I visited Kibera because a friend started a school there. Talking to my friend, he said that the residents are not happy about becoming a tourist attraction. I can understand this -- rich westerners gawping and people living on $2 per day surrounded by open sewers and piles of rubbish seems a bit sick. I didn't take any photos.

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1 Thank Rus N
Kigali Province, Rwanda
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Maybe one of the worst places in Nairobi. Poor drainage with unplanned settlement and very temporary. Not really worth visiting. It were better developed to express African settlement but not the way it is.

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Thank Gramson204
Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Visiting Kibera gives you a fuller picture of Nairobi in particular, and of Africa in general. Viewed from a western viewpoint/experience it is shocking and challenging, however, it also gave me hope as I saw children playing, people socialising, people smiling and laughing in what I could only describe as horrid circumstances. We went through Kibera with local nationals who... More 

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Calgary
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240 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The Kibera was on my top five list for things to do in Nairobi, and I am glad that I went. Kibera and the slums of Nairobi are the largest in Africa, and the third largest in the world. There are approximately 2.5 million slum dwellers in about 200 settlements in Nairobi representing 60% of the Nairobi population and occupying... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The only reason to be here is if you are doing charity work and make sure you go with a local. It's very filthy and high in crime. Make sure you have company and the local guy has to be from Kibera or you will get lost.

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1 Thank JoJo L
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Kibera is one of the biggest slums in the world . Is located in the outskirts of Nairobi . You will have to get a bus / matatu / taxi from the city centre to get there . Is highly recommended that you will hire a personal guide to visit the Kibera. Although is not dangerous , is better to... More 

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Orange County, California
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Kibera is a place where between 600,000 and a 1.1 million people live in approximately one square mile. Think of Kibera as a giant "swap meet" where, on every path, there are goods and services for pay, trade or barter. The housing is substandard by virtually anyone's assessment, thus it is referred to as a "slum." But you will find... More 

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Lagos
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

One of the largest slums in the world. Kibera, shows life in its most simplistic form. You would see people making the most of what they have got. living how they are able, with few needs, they have their own water source, shops, markets, and even local bars and movie centrs(specially for sports) and salons. some kind of food cafes... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The biggest slum in East Africa, being upgraded for better living now. The living condition is now improved and free water for consumption

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