Kibera Walk with Benjamin & Co.

Description

Hi, my name is Benjamin, and I established a social enterprise in Kibera that aims to empower our local community through tourism.

Kibera is located in the heart of Nairobi and is East Africa's largest informal settlement, with a population of about 1.2 million people. As our community is so often stigmatized from the outside, we wanted to use our platform to showcase a different side to life in an informal settlement and share positive and empowering stories from the locals that make up our community. You'll leave this tour blown away by just how lively and inspiring our neighborhood is.

On this Kibera tour, I'll take you on a journey through our community where you'll meet and interact with locals from all different backgrounds and represent more than 40 tribes. Along the way, we'll visit a local women's empowerment group we partner with to sell their colorful variety of beadwork, which helps fund their daycare center. You'll have the chance to join in and even design some beadwork yourself, which we highly recommend. We will then visit another group of sustainable-minded artisans who recycle discarded animal bones to make bracelets, earrings, bottle openers, and much more! Depending on the day, we'll also make arrangements to visit some other inspiring social entrepreneurs that call our community.

If you want to try a snack during the tour, I'll make sure to share some of my favorite Kenyan delicacies with you, such as mandazis or chapattis.

I look forward to hosting you and sharing more about our community on this inspiring Kibera tour that you will never forget!

Type of Experience

Walking Tour

Included in price

Activities as mentioned in the description

Reviews

It was an eye-opening experience. You don't get to see this in your everyday life. We didn't come with any expectations but leaving with so much learning. Thank you!

Swee
Singapore

Benja showed us around and told us many interesting and encouraging stories about people who live in Kibera. We spent a great time with Benja and we can highly recommend this walk.

Tatjana
Switzerland

We had such a great time with Benjamin! Instead of 3 hours, we spent almost 6 hours discussing life in Kibera and various other topics. It was so great meeting him and the great work he does with the rest of the team! Highly recommended!

Mira Weiss
Germany

We had a great walk in Kibera with Benjamin and his friends. Such a great group of people - informative, friendly, and caring. We visited community centers and shops, Odinare´s home, and walked through several districts. An eye-opener I would recommend to anyone visiting Nairobi.

Tea Eskeland
Norway

We had such a great time with Benjamin. As he grew up here he knows the people and told us a lot about life in Kibera. We visited various great and entrepreneurial initiatives, which was amazing to see. It really was wonderful to see the positive vibe in this area. Benjamin is also a wonderful, energetic person. Thanks so much!

Lilian
Australia

About Me

Benjamin O.

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Member since 2/8/21

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About Me

I am Benjamin and run a community-based organization that facilitates cross-cultural understanding and empowers the locals who live in Kibera. Together with Lucas, Grace, Richie, Prudence, and Rigan, we would like to showcase to you a different side of an informal settlement (Kibera), provide you the chance to interact with the local people, learn how everything works, and above all, a message of positivity. Join us for a walk one of these days!

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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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