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Experience kibera slum from the inside

Nairobi, Kenya

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Overview


Duration: 3 hours

Meeting Point: Not specified

Number of people: 1 - 15

Highlights


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Join me on a journey through my neighborhood, Africa’s largest Informal settlement (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

We don't take you on this walk to show how poor people are, but to empower and to showcase the positive side of this neighborhood.

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Description


DESCRIPTION

Hi, we are Christine, Diddy and Nick. If you are looking for an authentic and local experience, we invite you to us to the place where we grew up, Kibera. You will get a glimpse into what life is really like in Africa’s largest Informal settlement (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.

We will meet at the Java House at Prestige mall from where we will start our walk. We will visit various places in Kibera while explaining you how we live and how life is organized. We will meet the artists of 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. We will also visit one of our houses so that you can see how we live.

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 you wish you can taste a beer at an authentic changaa bar.

Feel free to ask any questions during the walk. We recommend to be careful with making pictures of people. Always ask one of us first.

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!

Starting time: the starting time we can discuss with you, but best is somewhere between 9 am and 3pm

Meeting point: Java house, Prestige Mall, Ngong Road, Nairobi

Price includes:

  • Tour
  • Local guide

Price excludes:

  • Food at the restaurant
  • Transportation
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Meet Diddy, Christine and Nick


Member since: October 2015


Hi, we are Diddy, Christine and Nick! We are born and bred in the slum and we know its rhythms and secrets intimately. I, Diddy, love to make music and am a DJ now and then. Christine is a single mother of two and sells utensils when she is not showing travelers Kibera.

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$ 26.63 p.p.

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