Kibera Tour That Opens Your Mind


This tour will give you insight and understanding of many local people's daily lives in Nairobi, as we visit Kibera, the largest informal settlement of Africa that is a village on itself. As a social worker and inhabitant of Kibera, I am actively involved in the lives of the people here and am happy to receive you and show you the day-to-day life here. We don't take you on this walk to show how poor people are but rather empower the community to showcase this neighborhood's positive side.

We will start our walking tour to visit some of the impressive local businesses here, from jewelry making to art shops. We will then continue our tour to the HIV & AIDS Empowerment Project, where you can get insight into these women's lives and what they make out of it.

While continuing our walk, I will tell more about life here and how everything is organized. We will then end our tour at the Kibera viewpoint that gives you a good overview of Kibera and its vastness.

Type of Experience

Walking Tour

Included in price

Local guide

Excluded in price

Other drinks


It was such an impressive experience. Sammy, Raphael's son has taken us on the walk and we learned a lot. In the end, we had a coke with Sammy, Raphael, and his daughter and talked more about Kibera. It has made a deep impression on us and what work still needs to be done in these neighborhoods. Thanks and definitely until next time!

The Netherlands

Samuel gave a thoughtful tour of his home turf in Kibera, offering interesting facts and details about what life is like in the biggest urban slum in Africa. He was unassuming and very generous with his time. I felt very safe (as a solo female traveler this was important for me), and it was one of the most memorable experiences of my trip to Nairobi. I was touched by the enterprising spirit of the people I met, and stepping into a very different culture shaped by bigger economic and political forces is an experience that has impacted me deeply. Thank you so much.


We had a wonderful tour with our family with our guides Christine and Nicolas through Kibera. A very lively neighborhood with lovely people. We tasted the local chapati, visited local shops, and even went to the local gym to exercise. We felt very safe and welcome thanks to our great guides. We spent three hours in Kibera and still, we didn’t feel the urge to leave. We highly recommend a tour. The people of Kibera deserve support by doing so and support education projects. Thank you Christine and Nicolas for this great experience. We love the people of Kibera!

The Netherlands

We walked with Christine and Nick for three hours and saw many different faces of Kibera thanks to both of our guides’ personal insights. We visited several private homes, workshops, and community projects. It was all very rewarding to experience and the entrepreneurial spirit of this place is amazing. Thanks to our guides and I Like Local!


We came to Nairobi interested in Kibera 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.


About Me

Raphael R.

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About Me

Hi, my name is Raphael. I started this project to open up Kibera to the world and to bring the world closer to Kibera. The project will bring new development to the people of Kibera, especially to the children of Kibera who need educational support so that we can enlarge their chances of a brighter future.


Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy: Flexible

> If the traveler cancels more than 2 day(s) before the start of the experience, he is reimbursed 100 % of the amount paid
> If the traveler cancels less than 2 day(s) before the start of the experience, he is reimbursed 0 % of the amount paid

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Duration: 3h 00m

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