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Experience kibera slum from the inside

Nairobi, Kenya

  • Art studio in Kibera
  • Kibera slum
  • Fruit stall in Kibera
  • Two guests from Denmark
  • The pentagaon, the entertainment center in Kibera
  • Art studio in Kibera
  • Kibera slum
  • Fruit stall in Kibera
  • Two guests from Denmark
  • The pentagaon, the entertainment center in Kibera


The Activity

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Join me on a journey through my neighborhood, Africa’s largest slum
  • Be amazed by its entrepreneurial and creative vibe
  • Interact with the positive and open minded people
  • Visit some unique projects
  • Shop and bargain at Toi Market
  • Taste and smell the local cuisine and sample Kibera’s favorites
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Maximum number of people is 6

DESCRIPTION

If you are looking for an authentic and local experience, I invite you to join me to the place where I live, the Kibera slum. You will get a glimpse into what life is really like in Africa’s largest slum!

On the outskirts of Nairobi you will find Kibera, one of Africa’s most ‘developed’ cities. Yes, there is a lot of poverty, but there is also a sense of freedom. It is a place where social and artistic enterprises evolve outside the confines of more formal settlement.

I take you on a three-hour tour through this slum, my home. The tour is entirely flexible. You can skip some parts or stay a bit longer at others. We will visit an art gallery, which is a hub of creative talent where eight self-taught artists use this studio to create visions of their world. Gomba, one of the artists, recycles the debris that litters the alleys, giving them a new life in his work.

Another stop is at the Victorious Youth Group. A group of twenty young people who come together every day to make beautiful jewelry, chop sticks, bottle openers and other items- all made from animal bones.

Kibera Hamlets is another place we will visit. Their goal is to empower youths to realize their full potential. You can go and talk to the children and take a look around the classrooms and computer facilities.

Continuing our journey we pass The Pentagon. 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. If beer is not adventurous enough for you, but all the walking has made you thirsty, then a visit to an authentic changaa bar will suit your needs.

What better way to work up an appetite for lunch than in Toi Market; one of the most colorful and vibrant markets in Nairobi. Whether it’s walking boots, bed covers, dresses, football shirts or food you can find it all at a bargain price. You can easily spend hours happily digging to find hidden gems among the vast selection on offer.

We will finish our walk with a lunch at Arusha Restaurant in Karanja. Here you can taste and smell the local cuisine and sample Kibera favorites.

With bad weather or just after rain the terrain it can be difficult to navigate. It is suggested to wear strong shoes and if it has rained they should also be watertight!

Price includes:

  • Tour
  • Local guide
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Meet Diddy

Hi, I am Diddy! I am a second generation Kiberan who was born and bred in the slum and knows its rhythms and secrets intimately. In my free time I make some music and am a DJ now and then. I would love to show you my beloved home and show you its unique and surprising sights.


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We came to Nairobi interested in Kibera Slum to see a different side of the city. This tour was a great insight not only into the inaccuracy of western stereotypes of the area but also into the fantastic initiatives taking place in Kenya. Diddy was a fantastic guide and knowledgeable about Kibera because of his own personal experience with it. Ask him about the goat story!

09 Jan 2017

The tour of Kibera is truly an amazing experience. If you do nothing else in Nairobi you should do this! It's an incredibly interesting and friendly place and Diddy is the perfect host/guide. You get to meet some enterprising and creative people, see a ton of adorable kids in school, and learn all about life in Kibera. And for those who are concerned, it's totally safe, in fact it felt safer than other parts of Nairobi.

12 Oct 2016

I did the slum tour walk with Diddy and a really great morning. Diddy is a great host good fun and his tour is very informative. You will get to see some real insider places and stories of Kibera. We went to visit an art studio (which hosts some internationally renowned artist), a workshop where jewelry and ornaments are produced out of animal bones and a local school. Most important, you will meet some great folks from the neighborhood. This was definitely one of my best experiences in East Africa

03 Oct 2016

With did the tour with Diddy with our daughter of 1,5 years and it was very impressive and an eye-opener. The slum is a village in itself and it is wonderful to see how people make the best out of it and have such an entrepreneurial mindset. Thanks Diddy!

29 Oct 2015

the Kibera tour with Diddy is very impressive! Seeing how the people are living and still being so friendly and positive in these circumstances makes you wonder about your yourself. Diddy is very nice, knowledgeable and friendly. He's simply a great guide!

17 Oct 2015

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