- Experience one of the largest African informal settlement in a different way
- Immerse in the local culture for a few hours
- Be amazed by the positive and entrepreneurial vibe
- Visit a local school and interact with the kids
- Taste a local snack along the way
- Duration: 3 hours
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.
Hi, we are Benjamin, Lucas,Grace, Richie, Prudence and Rigan and we are born and raised in Kibera. Kibera is the biggest informal settlement (slum) in East and Central Africa with a population of about 1.2 million people. We would like to showcase a different side of an informal settlement and share stories of positivity and empowerment. You will be amazed by this lively and entrepreneurial neighborhood.
We will take you on a walk through our neighborhood where you will have the chance to comfortably interact with the locals from different backgrounds as we have more than 40 tribes.
Along the way we will visit a local women group (Power Women) our partnered organization that deals with a wide variety of beadworks and a day-care center. You will have a chance to experience the bead-making process and you are highly encouraged to take part if interested. We then will proceed to an entrepreneurial organization that recycles animal bones to make bracelets, earrings, bottle openers, and much more!
If you get hungry in the mean time we can let you taste some Kenyan specialties like mandazi or chapatti.
The tour will then be concluded at the ‘Smile Children Home’. Here you’ll have a chance to interact and play with the local children, take part in assisting daily chores, assist with homework, or just chill around.
Kibera Town Center, near Olympic Primary School. We can also pick you at Nakumatt Prestige Supermarket, Ngon'g Road.
- Local guide