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Three (3) Hours Nairobi Kibera Slums Tour – Africa’s 2nd largest informal settlement (US$ 30 per person)

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Three (3) Hours Nairobi Kibera Slums Tour – Africa’s 2nd largest informal settlement (US$ 30 per person)

Why DALA?

  • Your booking helps us employ local youths. Kenya has over 50 % youth unemployment rates.
  • We’re 100 per cent indigenous firm. We give you authentic local touch.
  • We endeavour to innovate around our products. We know guys love safari experience, but they also appreciate friendship.
  • We invest in giving back to rural communities where we were raised. Part of proceeds from your bookings helps us ran MAKLWETA, the charity we founded to support rural girl child education. See more here maklweta.org
  • We are easy going people. No bureaucracy or even hassle of booking. You don’t have to send us money in advance. It’s a simple pay-as-you-go policy here. We trust you! You trust us!
What to Expect

Kibera is Africa’s second largest informal settlement after Soweto, South Africa. With an estimated one million inhabitants drawn from across the entire East Africa crowded in a 2.5 sq. KM piece of land, Kibera presents you a unique opportunity to experience the other Kenya that is less talked about but that’s full of promise. Erick, our founder, himself lived in Kibera for sometime as he was trying to get professional foothold and has many relatives still living there. Several prominent international figures and celebrities have visited Kibera over the past few years including President Obama, Ban Ki Moon (former UN Secretary General), Gordon Brown (former British Prime Minister) and Bono amongst others to see for themselves this unique settlement ecosystem. You will have opportunity to also see several UN and NGO projects covering housing (slum upgrading), education and health amongst others currently ongoing in the slum geared toward poverty alleviation.

Our package gives you a special opportunity to understand the local economy and create employment for our professional youth guides from the slums.

Price Includes

  • Transportation in modern safari van to and from Nairobi
  • All meals (lunch, dinner and breakfast)
  • Accommodation in secure self-contained tented camps
  • Services of an English speaking professional driver and tour guide

Price Excludes

  • Government park entry fees ($15 residents/East Africans, $ 60 non-residents except Maasai Mara which is $80. Park fees are valid for 24 hours). DALA does not collect park fees in advance. Pay directly in person at the entrance to authorised government agents and ensure you are officially receipted. We don’t take liability for lost or inaccurate park entry receipts.
  • Optional visits to Maasai village (typically costs $10 – 20 negotiable)
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic/soft drinks
  • Maasai village entrance charges/tips
Itinerary (starts 9 AM & 2 PM daily)

o     Gathering at Adams Arcade Shell petrol station for briefing by the guides. Adams Arcade is accessible by bus, uber/taxify and piki piki. It’s a walking distance from major malls and restaurants like Java, Yaya Centre and Prestige Plaza along Ngong road.
o     We’ll depart within 15 minutes and start the tour with a walking visit of Toi market in Kibera neighbourhood which is Kenya’s largest second hand-cloth market. This is an opportunity for you to see how the textile industry works for majority of Kenyans.
o     We then proceed to Kenya-Uganda Railway, a 1901-built colonial line, which cuts across the slums and is teaming with a sea of humanity and animals crossing, especially when the train is approaching. Until Chinese-built standard gauge railway in 2016, it was the only railway line in Kenya in over100 years.
o     We then visit Soweto village homesteads within the slums for a chat with a typical family within the slums. You will sit in a Kibera home and see for yourself the lifestyle and peasant economy in the slum including Kibera flying toilets. You may tip the head of the visited household, preferably the female head (optional)
o     We then cross Kibera River to visit Congo side of the slum where you will experience spectacular view of UN Kibera slum upgrading project, and then continue to the Curio (handcrafts) Workshop where you will witness innovation in the slum including making beautiful ornaments out of animal bones.
o     We then proceed to Olympic area where you will see various community projects including Olympic Primary, Kenya’s biggest public primary school by population.
o     We then proceed to Kenyatta Open-Air Market for roasted meat (nyama choma) (optional). Kenyatta market is Kenya’s largest roast meat market located in middle class Kibera neighbourhood.

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