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Address: Nairobi, Kenya
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A slum that is more cheerfull then Hungary

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
csikiscsokis
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Budapest, Hungary
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Aalborg, Denmark
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Western Finland, Finland
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178 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 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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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Visited the Mission of Divine Fellowship school and orphanage and took sacks of rice large printed maths times table, and kids story books, Bishop Peter Idaki showed us around the school, some class rooms have 75 kids per class with very little teaching aids or tools. We also tour the slum areas and the Bishop was proud to show us... More 

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Huntington, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Let's be clear - this is not an "attraction", this is real peoples lives and homes. I work in international development and am very particular about the types of tourism I do. That being said, I highly recommend visiting Kibera, but only through a local organization like KCEO (Kibera Community Empowerment Organization) is run entirely by people who grew up... More 

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Izmir Province, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This place feels so sad. There are 2 sides of Nairobi. One side is big buildings , malls and restaurants. The other side is Kibera. You should definitely visit this place. People are so poor and try to spend and live the life. If you take photo, they can be sometimes agressive to you. So before take picture, try to... More 

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Ameliasburg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

To call Kibera an attraction is a misnomer and a visit to the area is not for everyone. But for those who are interested in the history and socio-economics of an area, such a visit is an enlightening and important experience. I had just attended a conference in Nairobi where I learned a lot about initiatives to improve the health... More 

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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Visited Kibera to look at a borehole project. A proper job, that will provide clean drinkable water for many. Was amazed to see and learn of the real water issues and see the problems up close. The cost of drilling and plumbing these boreholes means there are just not enough to supply everyone with clean fresh water. Open sewers are... More 

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We visited the St. Vincent De Paul orphanage here and loved our experience. Make sure you have a good local guide to take you. The area is rough, but safe during the day.

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Newtownards
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Visited Kibera as part of a group of volunteers from a Northern Ireland charity working in Kibera and other neighbourhoods in Nairobi. The charity (Jengana) has many long established links within the community in Kibera and has been working there for many years. This is not on the tourist trail and, if you do decide to visit, you would benefit... More 

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