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Spring 2017 - Explore the unseen side of Nairobi through Kibera, Africa's largest slum and home to over 1 million Kenyans, accounting for over 40 tribes and various religions that peacefully co-exist in the 2.5 sq. km. area. Recently visited by President Obama, PM Gordon Brown, and UN Sect General Ban Ki Moon, Kibera is the subject of countless UN programs targeting poverty, health, infrastructure, and education.
We have offered hundreds of safe responsible tours since 2009
Explore Kibera Tours offers walking tours that cover major points of interests: the main commercial artery, open-air markets, the Kenya-Uganda Railway, a home visit, "the cow-bone jewelers," local beadmakers, the Kigulu orphanage, the UN upgrading projects, schools and places of worship.We are:
Safe and experienced – Visit with a local. We employ trusted guides who are active in community service. We operate during daytime and within safe public areas. We have had ZERO incidents of injuries, harassment, or any complications.
Kibera specialists – We specialize in Kibera tours vs. large external operators with only surface level knowledge of the community.
Responsible – We know what’s appropriate. We live and work in Kibera and will provide guidance around photos, donations, etc.
We are a responsible tour operator for open-minded travelers and benefit Kibera by employing knowledgeable local staff, supporting development projects, and bringing a stream of demand to local artisans. We also work with notable hotels, agencies, film production crews, media, and university researchers to provide best in class experiences.
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By touring with EKT, you support these type of community projects:
Kigulu Orphanage is one of the many ad-hoc orphanages and schools in Kibera. Run by volunteers, Kigulu provides education and food for all those directly or indirectly affected by HIV/AIDS. EKT donates your school supplies and food to benefit 30+ kids.
Kibera Community Youth Programme is a community- based organization (CBO) run by young people in the Kibera slum. Recent projects promoted by EKT have included a solar lamp training and assembly facility designed to reduce costs spent on charcoal for homeowners. Read more at www.kcyp.net.
Jitolee Women's Group is a collective of local women artisans who design gorgeous bracelets, necklaces, bags and other jewelry. Jitolee also acts as a support group for its single-mother members. Explore Kibera Tours bracelets (pictured left) are available for sale with all proceeds directly benefitting Jitolee Women's Group.