Magical Kibera slum community's way of life and culture

Duration: 2h
Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese (Mandarin)
Guru: Elijah
Registered on September 08, 2021

Hi and welcome to kibera slum! I'm Elijah and have been a guide for over 4 years and I believe I'm a very jovial and outgoing person who can be related with easily. I was born and raised in kibera and I'll give you a clear insight of the slum

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

During this tour, the guide will generally focus on our community's way of life and culture. The sceneries and the evolution of the slum areas and most importantly the challenges.
I will be meeting my clients at prestige plaza along Ngong road.
The tour starts immediately after meeting up as we go through the slum.
We will also visit some of the historic areas during the tour eg the oldest railway line built between 1901-1902 by the Indians during the pre colonial period. Walkers will also have an option of trying some local delicious dishes but at a cost.
We will also have some photo sessions throughout the tour 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    MQQH+3FJ, Nairobi, Kenya
    MQQH+3FJ, Nairobi, Kenya
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    I will be waiting for my guests at Olympic primary school which is the largest and the the best performing public school in the country .The gate is painted blue and is directly centralized from the main road.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Kibera slum

    • A look at one of the oldest railway lines in the entire Continent of Africa. •The existence of the slums. •What led to the expansion of the slum •The people's way of life and culture •Education,health and other social amenities.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Olympic Primary School

    •The school setup and structure •population of the school •businesses along the school

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Uhuru Park

    •Recreational centre

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Ngong Road Forest Sanctuary

    • one of the biggest Forest reserves in the country

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Bomas Of Kenya

    •The largest cultural exhibition centre in the country.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Stefano 02 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Elijah and his bothers are amazing people. They are working really hard to help their community, specially the children. Every second of the tour we felt extremely safe and comfortable. I extremely recommend this experience!
Tess 01 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
A fantastic walking tour with Elijah and later his brother Daniel. Really enjoyed hearing about their experience in Kibera and meeting some of the locals as we walked by. Also felt safe the whole time thanks to Elijah!
Tamryn 28 Nov 2023
Cape Town

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Thanks to Elijah for a lovely morning walking around Kibera (chocolate city) :) I was the only person on the 8am tour so it was just me and Elijah - we got local snacks, we walked around the slums and chatted about what we saw, he stopped at certain points to discuss different topics - it felt like I was spending the morning with a friend. The slum is a really interesting place full of character - definitely worth a visit. Elijah is really knowledgeable and relaxed. I suggested that he stops at different shops for tourists to try the local foods/snacks as part of his tours - that way he supports the independent shops inside the slums and tourists get to try something new at a very affordable price :)
Sangita 18 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
A really good insight into the history and current situation of Kibera. Both Elijah & Daniel were excellent guides and the work they are doing for their community is both impressive and admirable.
Kajuana 12 Nov 2023
New York

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Elijah was very informative, accommodating and made us feel safe.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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