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:
    MQRJ+5FH, Nairobi, Kenya
    MQRJ+5FH, 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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Chloé 16 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Elijah and his brother and sister were fantastic guides to make us feel the mood and the spirit of Kibera. They were very friendly and all the subjects that we talked about were very interesting! Thank you for this eye opening experience Elijah!
Ericka 11 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Elijah is super nice guy who showed me his neighborhood, the history and how it was created and other facts of the area. Definitely super recommended if you want to learn and see different aspects of Nairobi city.
Serena 04 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Elijah has been a great guide for me and my sister, and visiting Kibera an experience by itself in our Kenya trip. Elijah knows the area and the people well and will give you a clear idea of how they survive there and the efforts they’re making to have a better life. He supports children from the slum to open up opportunities for their future life, I strongly recommend you to do this tour when in Nairobi.
Charlotte Luise 01 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Aug 2023
C’était un tour très informatif et les deux gurus Daniel Et Elijah étaient professionnels et chaleureux ! Great lunch pour finir ! A recommander
Violeta 25 Aug 2023

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Travelled in group - Jul 2023
One of the first things to see in Nairobi was a walk through Kibera with Elijah and Daniel, very intelligent and interesting guides. It was a fantastic experience, to feel the pulse of a specific part of the city where nearly 2 million inhabitants live. The brothers told us about the historical development of Kibera, everything about the railway as the backbone, but also about the history of Kenya, which became clearer and more vivid to us. What we experienced on the road is something very special and there are few places in the world where you can have such a fascinating experience. We won't reveal the details, but know that they explained everything to us in detail, and even the meaning of the word "flying toilet". We also visited Elijah's and Daniel's mom, which was a first-hand experience of slum life. Thank you guys so much for all the life and history lessons, you made our stay in Kenya even more exceptional!
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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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