Kibera Slum Day Tour of Nairobi
Explore Nairobi Kibera Shanty with Approximately
1 Million Slum Dwellers
Slum Tours in Nairobi takes you to Kibera - the largest
slum in Nairobi, and the second largest urban slum in
Africa. Kibera is located in southwest of Nairobi about
5 Kilometers (3.1 Miles from the city centre)
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Slum Tour in Nairobi takes you to Kibera
in Nairobi, the friendliest slum in the world. Experience
a part of Kenya which is unseen by most tourists.
Slum Tour in Nairobi is
an escorted tour which starts at 9am from your residence/
hotel from the city centre and goes through the Ngong
road past Uchumi Supermarket, turn left just next to
the Nakumatt Supermarket.
will learn about Kibera's Slum Land
Water, Sewage, Medical
Facilities (HIV and
AIDS) Clinics, Changaa-Cheap
Alcoholic Brew, Drugs,
tour starts by the DO headquarters through to Bombolulu
stage where you start to descend into the three (3)
kilometer Main Kibera slum road.
the Soweto Village homesteads, and then continue to
the Curio (handcrafts) Workshop where you will witness
how those living in the Kibera slums are innovative
in making ornaments out of animal bones.
with visits of the Nursery schools and pass by to see
the Water vender and the Shower shop as you meet other
slum dwellers mingling with you as they carry on with
their daily chores.
Turn right past the roadside fish mongers into the Biogas
plant, the only one of its kind in Africa which will
use human waste as its raw material in the production
of Biogas which will be used as cooking gas as well
as lighting about 200 households once it is accomplished
to the Baraka Za Ibrahim School which is a charitable
school, run with the donations from well wishers and
caters for lower and upper levels of education starting
from Nursery to Secondary level.
has boarding facilities for few Orphaned boys and girls,
a small kitchen and a laboratory not to mention a ramshackle
over crowded staff room in the centre of this tiny overcrowded
to the other homesteads including those of the tour
guides and security team members and witness their life
styles in the slums. Pass by a popular pub within the
slum for a drink, if you so wish, and pass over the
bridge unto the Railway line.
may be lucky to witness the train pass on the railway
line amidst the tin roofed houses with human beings
and animals (goats, dogs, chickens crossing the railway
line at the same time).
the railway line into the Centre housing the sick and
share your moment with these deserving mothers and children
of the slum.
inspired by their resilience and friendliness.
will experience that the people of Kibera will certainly
make you feel welcome. A security-guard, well-known
in Kibera, will come on the tour to make you feel even
Day Tour Prices
Slum Tour Nairobi
You'll join the tour in a small group (6 Guests)
Price include pick-up and drop off from your hotel to
can join the tour in the morning or in the afternoon.
It will take about 2 to 3 hour walk
Restricted-picture policy: Pictures are allowed at dedicated
places after permission of the guides
The local guides and safety guards are very well-known
in Kibera and are even born and living in Kibera
Slum Tour Nairobi
an Orphanage/ School
orphanage/school built by 'mama Tunza'. Meet this impressive
woman and look at her work in the children's home.
a Bead Factory
bead factory: in Kibera everything is being reused and
so are also the bones from the butcher. See how these
bones turn into beads.
typical Kibera-house. Feel welcome in one of the houses
in Kibera and ask your questions about the day-to-day
live in Kibera.
biogas center: a fantastic view over Kibera and picture-point.
You can see that also human waste is not wasted here
And much more...
By joining us you will support the people of Kibera.
The tour provides local employment and the profits will
be used directly for projects to improve the lives of
the people of Kibera.
Slum Tour Nairobi
Kibera tour will start from Adams Arcade (Java Coffee
House). This will include a short walk over the Toi-market,
the biggest second-hand market in Nairobi.
can also organize the transport to Kibera from your
hotel and back at extra costs (depending on the number
of people). You can join the tour in the morning or
in the afternoon. It will take about 3 to 4 hours, including
a 2-3 hour walk.
join the tour in a small group (Maximum 6 persons).
Our guides and safety guards are very well-known in
Kibera and are even born and living in Kibera. Restricted-picture
policy: Pictures are allowed at dedicated places after
permission of the guides. If you have wishes regarding
places to visit, please feel free to ask us for a custom-made
means "forest" is the largest slum in Nairobi,
Kenya. Kibera Slum Nairobi is roughly the same size
as New York City’s Central Park, about 1.5 square
over 1 million people, the population density is in
Kibera 30 times that of New York City and Kibera does
not have multi-level housing. Most people living in
Kibera have little or no access to basic necessities,
such as electricity, clean water, toilet facility and
combination of poor nutrition and lack of sanitation
accounts for many illnesses and deaths in Kibera slum
Nairobi. According to authorities, there are over 50,000
AIDS orphans surviving in Kibera slum Nairobi, often
cared for by grandparents, over-crowded orphanages,
or completely unattended.
these and all children in Kibera, schooling is rare
and dependent on the ebb and flow of family finances,
trapping them in a cycle of poverty.
slum Nairobi originated in 1920 as a soldiers’
settlement. The British colonial government of the time
allowed them to squat on a hillside outside Nairobi.
After Kenyan independence in 1963, however, various
forms of housing were made illegal by the government,
rendering Kibera unauthorized on the basis of land tenure.
Diseases such as malaria, cholera, and typhoid afflict
large proportions of Kibera residents.
diseases are caused by a lack of sanitation facilities
in the slum, and often in the case of communicable disease,
sickness is spread across large portions of the populace.
Sanitation in Kibera is non-existent, open sewers carrying
fetid water are everywhere.
and Typhoid cases in Kibera are a direct result of the
lack of proper sewage control and disposal. Both Cholera
and Typhoid are very debilitating, and can last for
weeks at a time, and without treatment can cause death.
residents of Kibera live in structures without any plumbing
facilities, clean water must be accessed from pre-filled
water tanks (AKA water points), which are often controlled
by landlords, and expensive for residents to use. Since
clean water is difficult to obtain, residents are often
unable to wash their hands before preparing food or
doing other things that can cause diseases to enter
is a severe problem in Kibera, and is particularly damaging
to the community because it often causes a person to
be so sick that they are unable to work, which may precipitate
the loss of a job or business revenue that is vital
to their family’s survival.
is also especially deadly in children and the elderly.
The Malaria parasite is transmitted from person to person
through the bite of female mosquito's, which requires
blood to nurture her eggs.
are at least 300 million acute cases of malaria each
year globally, resulting in more than a million deaths.
Around 90% of these deaths occur in Africa, mostly in
young children. Malaria kills an African child every
children who survive an episode of severe malaria may
suffer from learning impairments or brain damage. Pregnant
women and their unborn children are also particularly
vulnerable to malaria, which is a major cause of prenatal
mortality, low birth weight and maternal anemia
One of the primary factors in Malaria spread in Kibera
is ineffective wastewater drainage's that run thru the
slum. In many parts of Kibera, drainage's are simply
channels dug in the dirt, and they quickly become muddy
and clogged with waste.
use the drainage's to remove waste water and solids
from their household area. As the drainage's are simply
made of dirt they do not flow very effectively; pools
of water and waste form in these channels once they
are clogged, and this is where mosquitoes lay their
drainage's collect waste, they also become breeding
grounds for cholera and typhoid, as well as other diseases,
and since these drainage's are unprotected from human
contact, transmission can occur very easily, especially
in children who play nearby. (above text courtesy of
Kibera Slum Foundation)
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