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Kazuri Beads Factory

Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 2328905
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“local women” (18 reviews)
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Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 2328905
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was awesome. Met one of the original woman. The workmanship is amazing, saw the machinery, the workers, painting of the beads, the kiln. They also do pottery now. The shop is overwhelming with beautiful​ jewelry and pottery. Good/reasonable prices

Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A MUST visit if you are anywhere near Nairobi. A beautiful hand made bead factory where that ladies hand make, hand paint, then Hand string every bead into lovely necklaces, bracelets or earrings. Founded in the 1970's, at affords single women to make a living....More

Thank LLG712
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is nice, the idea is great and their products are beautiful, durable and unique. A must see place for people liking beads... with a social meaning.

Thank DrLidCle
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We had a great day out with TJ from Twiga Tours. After going to the elephant orphanage the Blixen House and the giraffe centre after lunch TJ asked us if we'd like to visit the bead factory. We hadn't heard of it but we were...More

2  Thank ozzie5melbourne
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Kazuri is a great visit for tourists and locals alike. It was set up years ago I a garden shed and now employs hundreds of local people, has a school and medical centre for the staff and their families. The factory tour is a must...More

Thank Simon D
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The beautiful Kazuri beads are well known, but they also produce cups, plates and a lot more. A visit to the factory let you see the whole process, from the clay coming in to the final products. The factory is also a social responsibility project...More

Thank Chrisorhan
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We had a few days at the end of our safari, to spend around Nairobi and I found this place on Trip Advisor! What a find!!! It's an enterprise that has been going along for decades, employing primarily under served single mother's from the economically...More

1  Thank Redmango43
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is a very nice place where you can buy gift items made of beads such as bangles and necklaces. These are the original items and the quality is very good. They are hand made items by single women and are very unique. Its very...More

1  Thank FavourSafaris
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I was looking forward to returning to the Kazuri Beads Factory four years after my first visit. This time I arrived in time to take the free tour of the factory and enjoyed seeing the women making the beads. I love supporting women's micro enterprise...More

1  Thank LJSMedfield
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We took a tour around the factory and got to see beads being made from beginning to end. The process is quite fascinating. The thing I loved most was seeing the staff working, chatting with their co workers while working, taking breaks etc. Everyone here...More

Thank Jazmine M
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Shawn W
How much does it cost to visit the factory and do a tour?
27 June 2017|
Response from Gonzo185 | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge. But, you are expected to purchase something in the shop I imagine,to help support the great work being done at this site. And, the history of the enterprise is heartwarming and well worth anyones support.
Is the factory open on Mondays? I want to make sure that we'll get to see the women making the beads when we visit.
15 May 2017|
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Response from Chrisorhan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's normally open from Monday to Friday.
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Hi! Can you buy loose beads there, or just finished pieces? Thanks in advance for the info!!
17 March 2017|
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Response from Catherine A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can buy loose beads at the shop/factory. Huge selection!