A day well spent exploring the unseen side of Nairobi through Kibera Slum which is unseen by most tourists. Kibera is Africa’s largest slum and the friendliest slum in the world. Visit Toi market, an Orphanage/ School, a Bead Factory, a typical Kibera-House and The Biogas Center.
Price: US$75 per person.
What to Expect
The tour starts by picking you from your hotel in Nairobi at 8:30am
You will be driven through the Ngong road past Uchumi Supermarket, turn left just next to the Nakumatt Supermarket to Kibera DO headquarters through to Bombolulu stage where you start to descend walking into the three (3) kilometer Main Kibera slum road.
Visit the Soweto Village homesteads, and then continue to the Curio (handcrafts) Workshop where you will witness how those living in the Kibera slums are innovative in making ornaments out of animal bones.
Continue with visits of the Nursery schools and pass by to see the water vendor and the shower shop as you meet other slum dwellers mingling with you as they carry on with their daily chores.
Turn right past the roadside fish mongers into the Biogas plant, the only one of its kind in Africa which will use human waste as its raw material in the production of Biogas which will be used as cooking gas as well as lighting about 200 households once it is accomplished and commissioned.
Proceed to one of the community based School run with the donations from well wishers which is a real highlight of Kibera schools. You will then be escorted back to your car and dropped back at your Nairobi Hotel/Home.
- Departure Point: Your Nairobi Hotel/Accommodation
- Departure Time: 8:30am
- Return Details: Returns to original departure point
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Bottle of water
- Food and drinks
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wear covered shoes – sandals aren’t recommended as the walk is hilly and uneven
- Keep photos to a minimum, and always ask for permission first
- Leave passports, backpacks, purses, and large amounts of money at home
- Avoid flashy items such as SLR cameras or miscellaneous electronics
- Avoid brightly colored or exposing clothing
- Avoid giving out money, which furthers the perception that tourists equals to money
- Enjoy your time and keep an open mind!