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“The Chocolate Tour by Octopizzo”
Review of Kibera

Ranked #40 of 125 things to do in Nairobi
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
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“The Chocolate Tour by Octopizzo”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

Our family of 8 just recently returned to the United States from Nairobi and we did the Chocolate tour with Octopizzo (Henry). The tour was so worthwhile and life changing. Equally amazing is this young man's willingness to give back to a community that he grew up. Our two small granddaughters ages 9 and 10 were traveling with us so I had some concerns about safety. Henry made us feel safe at ALL times. He took us to a school where we took supplies and were able to see the children and their smiling faces. He also took us to a small shop where women with HIV make and sell there goods and wears. It was a way for us to support the local community. We took very few pictures as you get so wrapped up in Henry's knowledge of Kibera and the day to day living. The people of Kibera are happy and very loving. It is a must see if you are near Nairobi. Definitely makes a lifelong impression. Great work Henry! Your mother is smiling down from heaven!
If you have any question feel free to send me a private message. You can reach Henry for tour information at octopizzodahiphop@gmail.com

Visited June 2013
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“Come to give back to the community by helping out at a school. not a tourist attraction - arrange a visit through a reputable or”
Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

We visited here and Muthari (another slum) as part of the We the Change foundation which is focused on providing pre-K education to kids in need who would otherwise be wandering the streets before public education begins. The slum itself is not so different from Rocinhas or others in the world you may have seen (built a little differently since all geographically flat), but you're here to help out kids in need. After visiting one of the schools, you will walk away inspired by the tireless efforts of the dedicated teachers who are really making a difference (and the kids who are motivated, sweet, and friendly). This is not a visit you make for tourism, but for inspiration and to help out where a difference can be made.

Visited April 2013
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

The drainage is not so well done,to start with its not there,its a health hazard especially when it rains you do not wanna visit this place and the area is overpopulated...I hope the government shud take this matter up especially the relevant ministries.

Visited September 2012
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“Informal and really to be forgotten as soon as possible.”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

As a slum, it should be rated ***** five stars.
It is one of thabiggest in Africa and may be in the world.
It is an unforgettable experience.
But when you undestand that it is the placewhere lovable Kenyans have to come and rest in after a heavy working day, you would cry.

Visited November 2012
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Alesund, Norway
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“You really should visit this while in Nairobi...”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

I was in Nairobi together with a big group, and we spent one day in the slums of Kibera. We visited a school driven by the Children of Kibera foundation and was guided through parts of the slum with a guide. As a foreigner, you should never walk in the slum without a local guide, as this can be very dangerous. Listen to your guide, and be discreet when taking pictures.

Even though a walk in the slum isn't a pleasant experience, I think every tourist coming from a rich country should visit the slum. It gives you a new perspective of life, and even though you might forget some of it when you go home, it will have taught you something. While you are in the slum, I will highly recommend a visit to the Children of Kibera school - it's an amazing project that gives children of poor families an opportunity to go to school, and the best students can even attend college in the USA. Coming from the 2nd largest slum in Africa, that is an amazing opportunity for the children there. Also, by visiting, you will highlight the children's day and learn how a school in the slum looks like.

Visited January 2013
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