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Reviewed by mouchka25 on Feb 26, 2011
I would definitely recommend this tour! It was really very interesting.Most Interesting Thing I did in Kenya
Reviewed by couldbemidnite on Jan 19, 2011
We found the tour through Trip Advisor, and immediately I knew it was something I needed to see. I flew over the slum on my way into town and was told that those 800 acres house about 2 million people... even though the government claims it's less than 200K! I did a little research on the history of the slum before I went, but if you don't have a chance, the guides can answer any questions you have. The government's relocation project is quite an interesting topic of conversation!
The tour guides were knowledgeable, professional, and made us feel very safe. They were friendly, aware of cultural differences, and showed appreciation for our patronage. In fact, we were all surprised to learn that the guides are all inhabitants of the slum.
They met us at a designated spot near the slum (as promised by the website). The group of guides was easy to find because they all had matching t-shirts, and cell phones to reach them on in case we got lost. Each of the stops on the tour was different, interesting, heart-wrenching, and well-planned. A humbling experience indeed. East Africa seems to draw most of its tourist traffic for safaris... but if you have a chance to take this tour, it will give you a much more realistic perspective! I would recommend it to everyone, it was well-worth the ~$30 and truly the most interesting thing I did in my 6 weeks in Kenya.Humbling experience
Reviewed by yanhLondon_England on Dec 10, 2010
As the title says ! This is much more than just satisfying personal social conscience after/before an expensive safari holiday. A truly enlightening experience guided by genuine and passionate people evangelising about their work. Kenyan government ignore & give no support to c1m. people here, open sewers- no waste collections, drug, drink and HIV issues etc.- please visit, appreciate and pass on the word...Oh... ask to visit the orphanage (30%+ HIV+) and remember to bring small gifts such as pencils, crayons etcUnorganised and dishonest
Reviewed by t2cs on Dec 7, 2010
I rang the tour guide to book this tour, he refused to collect me from my hotel as promised on their website, instead i made my own way to the start of Kibera and was meet by a guide. There was no security provided as stated on the website, and when I questioned this, their response was Kibera is safe you do not need a security guard. This is not what i have been told by local residents and NGO workers. Thy lied by making the claim on their website that they provided security, when they did not. I would not go near this company. They also claim that by haveing a security gaurd you are providing additional employment, as they did not providea gaurd, where was all the money going?Something very different to do in Nairobi
Reviewed by kbb10seven on Dec 1, 2010
I just returned from Nairobi where we had an unbelievable safari and trip to Diani, ending with a tour of Kibera. I am so glad that our group of 5 adults were given the opportunity to take this tour. It was extremely affecting and informative, as well as organized and personal. I agree with the other reviewers, that if you come to Nairobi, this should be a part of your experience. It was great to meet a few of the members of the community who are doing something to help themselves and others. Everyone was friendly as we walked through. We all ended the tour wanting to find out how we could assist in specific ways, so it's a good thing they have a website! Take the time to go on this tour. I would recommend it to anyone.