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Kibera

A must see while in Kenya. Stunning and heart gripping. Helps us appreciate what we have, and softens our hearts towards the needs of others.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see while in Kenya. Stunning and heart gripping. Helps us appreciate what we have, and softens our hearts towards the needs of others.

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Galway, Ireland
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11 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area and its unfortunate people should not be listed as an Attraction. It does those living here no favours. That it exists at all is disgraceful. Shame on the Kenyattas and their rule! I am fairly sure this wasn't in Jomo Kenyatta's Vision for the country. The people we met here, courtesy of a private tour with some residents... More 

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Thank Gonzo185
Diani Beach, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

When you entering Kibera be aware, this people are poor. Do not wear jewelry or watches. I donated used cloth and shoes to some of the residents. I was welcomed.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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26 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

If yu are going to Kibera, go because you are visiting someone or working on something or wanting to DO something there. You really cant just go there to gawk... and if you you'll find the trip weird and disconcerting. Kibera is home to many incredible, innovative incredible human beings. Its lively its loving, its horrible, its wonderful, its inspiring,... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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152 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I saw this listing on this site when looking for stuff do during an eight-day work trip to Nairobi for work. I was shocked this was listed as an attraction. Kibera is the largest slum in Nairobi, in fact about 60 percent of the city's three million people live in one. I was working in the slums with Kenyan scientists... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

A Nairobean Taxidriver took us there, some kind of organized tour. Never wanted to go to a slum, did it anyway. Seeing the people live in these circumstances really brings you to thinking. As a sight it is not recommended, as an experience it is. But do not leave your car and driver - ours made that pretty clear.

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Thank Roman V
Nairobi, Kenya
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218 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We went here with my kids who had never been to a slum before. It was a real eye-opener for them that people could live in such poverty. There were many community projects and we visited 3 of them. The most interesting of them being a human waste recycling project. I had been told that Kibera was dangerous but we... More 

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Aalborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We spend the morning and most of the midday with Marta and the Kinds whom she has created a school for in Kibera. It was a great experience to be able to both talk to them about their knowledge, interact with them and teach them about our countries. It was the perfect day and we will going there again next... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Went there out of curiosity, seen more smile in two hour than in Hungary for a month. It is also safe to visit for everyone. People are people here too and kids are kids with a cheerful "Howareyou!" shout for everyone. :)

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Wellington, New Zealand
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206 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I feel awkward even having to put a overall rating on this entry. This is a place where Nairobi's poorest people are trying eek out a living. I would not recommend accessing this place without a local - our friend grew up here and felt comfortable enough taking us through by car. We did not really get into the center... More 

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