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Kibera Slums Tour

City of Hope

Kibera Slum Tour

Journey with us and tour Kibera slum, the largest urban slum in Africa, with a growing population of 250,000 people. The slum was established in 1889 during the construction of the Ugandan Railway, where the laborers stayed. After the completion of the railway, the workers were forced to evict the place. In 1931, the people were allowed to live there since there were many emerging slums in Nairobi, and through this occurrence, the Kibera slum was born. Take this tour as a chance to give back to the locals, and also to see the resilience of the residents of one of the world’s biggest urban slums. Full day tour
  • Start the tour with a walking visit of Toi market, Nairobi’s biggest second-hand market. This market lies just next to Kibera slum and many residents of the slum get their daily bread from running small businesses within it.
  • Visit Vincento Beads Making business. There, you will see the amazing beadwork and also, get a chance to buy some of the handmade jewelry as souvenirs.
  • Proceed to Victorious Bone Crafts Group that has made a major impact to the community and environment at large. The group collects trash, repurposes it and turns it into treasure. The group collects both old and fresh bones from butcheries, brass and horns and transforms them into bowls, trinkets and jewelry. Kibera residents are innovative and resilient people as seen from this endeavor.
  • Later in the day, visit a typical Kibera house with the help of a guide. Through this, you will be able to interact one on one with the residents and get to know about their daily life experiences, and what life is like at the slum.
  • Visit one of the many biogas centers in Kibera and get the insight of how human waste from the residents is transformed into biogas and fertilizer. 
  • Lastly visit some of the NGOs projects in the area and see how they seek to impact many lives positively in Kibera thus uplifting the community. Some of these NGOs deal with administering help to people living with HIV, orphans as well as dealing with the housing and sanitation problem within the area.
  • If time allows, you might visit some of the stadiums in Kibera and get to see remarkably talented people practicing and playing football. Kibera residents are ripe with talents and skills but most lack the opportunity to display and earn from them.
This tour is definitely an eye opener on the poverty that exists in the world, as well as providing an avenue for one to be grateful for what they have. Donations and gifts may be given to the incredible individuals and institutions you will encounter. 
Inclusions
  • Meet, Greet and Assist services.
  • A professional guide.
  • Transport.
  • Drinking water while on the tour.
Exclusions
  • Any extra fees during the tour.
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks.
  • Optional activities.
  • Laundry and telephone expenses.
  • Tips to service providers.
  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
Essential Travel Tips for Your East African Adventure

Clothing On Safari

Make sure you pack different layers of clothes. During the day temperatures may vary and wearing different layers makes it easy to quickly adapt to weather changes. Pack protective clothing against the sun and mosquitoes. Also don’t forget your swimming clothes and a poncho and/or a raincoat to stay dry during unexpected rain showers.

Sunglasses

Sunglasses are another essential item to pack for a safari in Kenya. The sun can be pretty harsh, so protecting your eyes from the glare is necessary. We recommend packing a pair of polarized sunglasses that will reduce glare and provide 100% UV protection.

Hat

A hat is a must-have item when going on a safari in East Africa. Not only will it protect you from the harsh sun, but it will also keep your head cool and prevent mosquito bites. We recommend packing a wide-brimmed hat to provide maximum protection against the sun. A baseball cap or visor will do the trick if you don’t have a wide-brimmed hat.

Insect Repellent

Remember to pack insect repellent! Mosquitoes are everywhere in Kenya, so protecting yourself from bites is essential. Pack a strong insect repellent that contains at least 30% DEET. Apply the repellent liberally all over your body, especially in areas where mosquitoes are known to bite, such as the ankles, wrists, and neck.

Single Use Plastic

The import of plastic is banned in several countries in East Africa. When traveling, ensure you don’t carry plastic bags or other disposable plastic items. We fully support this change and recommend you bring your drinking bottle to refill with the water we provide on your safari. If you have any questions about which items are allowed in the country of arrival, do not hesitate to ask us!

Tipping on safari

Although not mandatory, tipping is an expression of your gratitude and appreciation for your guide and other staff making your safari more memorable.

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We offer safaris ranging from Budget safaris, Mid-Range & Luxury Safaris, Wildlife Photographic Safaris, Beach Vacations, as well as Mountain Climbing adventures. We also offer city excursions, hotel bookings & airport transfers. We customize itineraries to meet all the client’s requests and interests. Kairi Tours & Safaris additionally offers daily group joining safaris that can be booked by solo travelers. The company has its own fleet of safari vehicles and a budget tented camp, Rhino Tourist Camp, located in the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve.
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