Kibera Slum Tour Nairobi

Description

Come to Kibera to get an insider’s glimpse at what life is really like in Africa’s largest slum! The 1/2-day tour will last approximately three hours and will be conducted by a guide who was born and brought up in the Kibera Slum. The route is entirely flexible; you can skip some visits, spend more time at others, or arrange a customized tour of Kibera.

 

Meeting Point: Adams Arcade shopping Centre, Ngong Road. If you not sure of how to get to Adams Arcade,you can request for the for the guide to pick you from your hotel in the City Centre.

Duration: About 3 hours

Time: 10:00 am or 2:00 pm

 

Itinerary:

Maasai Mbili: This a hub of creative talent, a gateway to a place where the imaginative landscape of Kibera takes shape in all kinds of aesthetic outlets. Eight self-taught artists, each with their own unique style, use this studio to create visions of their world. Life, especially the social life, in Kibera forms a strong part of the inspiration for the work. The Maasai Mbili artists also get involved in community outreach projects such as the Art for Peace project, giving the youth of Kibera a positive and creative outlet.

 

Victorious Youth Group: Here around twenty young people come together every day to make beautiful jewelry, chop sticks, bottle openers and other items- all from animal bones.  The workshop was established with the goal of providing employment opportunities for the youth of Kibera and for six years now has given hope and skills to its members.  You can follow the process from cutting, smoothing, dyeing, polishing, drilling right through to displaying the finished product in the small gift shop.

 

Bio gas toilet: It may seem a bit unusual to officially include a toilet in a tour but in keeping with the waste-not-want-not theme the tour takes in a toilet where even human waste is put to use. On the way around the slum you will pass by the bio gas toilet where residents (or visitors!) can pay 5 shillings to use the facilities. The toilet is connected to a bio-digester. The waste from the toilets flow in and bacteria breaks it down then the methane which is collected at the top of the tank is piped away for use in stoves.

 

Pentagon: Though not the headquarters of American military defense, this is the official home of entertainment in Kibera. It regularly has live bands playing into the night or is a nice spot for an afternoon beer.

 

Authentic Local Bar: The frequenters are likely to be merry and full of stories for the slum, especially if they’ve had a glass, or two, of changaa by the time you get there.  If you’re feeling brave you could even try some of mammas home brew Kibera whisky.  

 

Kibera House: If you’ve ever wondered what it would really be like to live in Kibera then you won’t get a better chance to find out then a visit to a real home.  In Katwekera you can go and see a typical room, complete with posters of English Premier League football. 

 

Toi Market: One of the most colorful and vibrant second hand items markets in Nairobi, it would be possible to spend hours happily digging deep to find hidden gems among the vast selection on offer. Whether it’s walking boots, bed covers, dresses, football shirts (of course!) or food that you’re after you can find it all at a bargain price. Even if you’re not looking for anything in particular soaking up the energy and atmosphere in the maze of interweaving market stalls is a fun way to spend an afternoon.

 

Arusha Restaurant in Karanja: The tour finishes up in Arusha Restaurant in Karanja. Here you can drink in the tastes and smells of the local cuisine and sample Kibera favorites such as chapatis. 

Minimum: 2 Persons per booking.

Deposit now: US$ 15 or Ksh 1,500 to confirm your booking.

Balance: US$ 15 or Ksh 1,500 pay tour guide on arrival.

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Description

Come to Kibera to get an insider’s glimpse at what life is really like in Africa’s largest slum! The 1/2-day tour will last approximately three hours and will be conducted by a guide who was born and brought up in the Kibera Slum. The route is entirely flexible; you can skip some visits, spend more time at others, or arrange a customized tour of Kibera.

 

Meeting Point: Adams Arcade shopping Centre, Ngong Road. If you not sure of how to get to Adams Arcade,you can request for the for the guide to pick you from your hotel in the City Centre.

Duration: About 3 hours

Time: 10:00 am or 2:00 pm

 

Itinerary:

Maasai Mbili: This a hub of creative talent, a gateway to a place where the imaginative landscape of Kibera takes shape in all kinds of aesthetic outlets. Eight self-taught artists, each with their own unique style, use this studio to create visions of their world. Life, especially the social life, in Kibera forms a strong part of the inspiration for the work. The Maasai Mbili artists also get involved in community outreach projects such as the Art for Peace project, giving the youth of Kibera a positive and creative outlet.

 

Victorious Youth Group: Here around twenty young people come together every day to make beautiful jewelry, chop sticks, bottle openers and other items- all from animal bones.  The workshop was established with the goal of providing employment opportunities for the youth of Kibera and for six years now has given hope and skills to its members.  You can follow the process from cutting, smoothing, dyeing, polishing, drilling right through to displaying the finished product in the small gift shop.

 

Bio gas toilet: It may seem a bit unusual to officially include a toilet in a tour but in keeping with the waste-not-want-not theme the tour takes in a toilet where even human waste is put to use. On the way around the slum you will pass by the bio gas toilet where residents (or visitors!) can pay 5 shillings to use the facilities. The toilet is connected to a bio-digester. The waste from the toilets flow in and bacteria breaks it down then the methane which is collected at the top of the tank is piped away for use in stoves.

 

Pentagon: Though not the headquarters of American military defense, this is the official home of entertainment in Kibera. It regularly has live bands playing into the night or is a nice spot for an afternoon beer.

 

Authentic Local Bar: The frequenters are likely to be merry and full of stories for the slum, especially if they’ve had a glass, or two, of changaa by the time you get there.  If you’re feeling brave you could even try some of mammas home brew Kibera whisky.  

 

Kibera House: If you’ve ever wondered what it would really be like to live in Kibera then you won’t get a better chance to find out then a visit to a real home.  In Katwekera you can go and see a typical room, complete with posters of English Premier League football. 

 

Toi Market: One of the most colorful and vibrant second hand items markets in Nairobi, it would be possible to spend hours happily digging deep to find hidden gems among the vast selection on offer. Whether it’s walking boots, bed covers, dresses, football shirts (of course!) or food that you’re after you can find it all at a bargain price. Even if you’re not looking for anything in particular soaking up the energy and atmosphere in the maze of interweaving market stalls is a fun way to spend an afternoon.

 

Arusha Restaurant in Karanja: The tour finishes up in Arusha Restaurant in Karanja. Here you can drink in the tastes and smells of the local cuisine and sample Kibera favorites such as chapatis. 

Minimum: 2 Persons per booking.

Deposit now: US$ 15 or Ksh 1,500 to confirm your booking.

Balance: US$ 15 or Ksh 1,500 pay tour guide on arrival.

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Adults $30 $30

Total USD $30
Deposit Now USD $15

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Booking Terms: - Not be suitable for kids below 10 years. - Advance booking required 1 days prior/ 24 hours in advance. No same day booking allowed. - Tour starts at exactly the mentioned time, please be on time as its a join in tour. - Tour guide details to be provided after payment of deposit. - Cancellations: 7 days or less prior to arrival deposit is non refundable, 14 days prior to arrival refund 50% of deposit, 30 days prior to arrival refund 100% deposit. (less any transactional charges).

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  •     Tips and Gratuities    
  •     Any optional tours    

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