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Rough Guides



Tour highlights:

  • 3 hour walking tours
  • $29 pp ($20 groups)
  • Tours daily 9am or 2pm (flexible upon request)
  • Transportation available


The itinerary

Our tours start from a well-populated meeting point (near Royal Nairobi Golf Club), starting at 9am or 2pm daily (flexible upon request) and last ~3 hours. Further details are emailed prior to the tour.

Tourist tip: A taxi from anywhere in Nairobi should cost you no more than KES 1200 to arrive at our meeting point.

By the end of the tour, you will understand the cultural, geographical, and political landscape. Our visits cover: the main commercial artery, open-air markets, the Kenya-Uganda Railway, a home visit, "the cow-bone jewelers," local beadmakers, the Kigulu orphanage (when open), the UN upgrading projects, KCYP youth centre, Kibera Primary School (founded by Queen Elizabeth), the Lainisaba Catholic Church, the Makina Mosque.


USD $29 or KES 3000 per guest payable in person. We offer a group rate (6+ travelers) at $20 pp. A refundable 40% deposit is due upon booking.

We also offer customized tours (e.g., academic, research, filming). Email On occassion, we can accomodate last minute trips.

Refund Policy
Deposits are refundable up until 24 hours before the tour. After the 24 hour window, deposits are non-refundable, except in the cases where we have not adequately delivered our service. Refunds will be issued to your credit card (less minimal transaction fees) within 3-7 days.

Preparing for the tour

You will receive detailed instructions in your confirmation email, but prepare with these tips:

  • Wear covered shoes – sandals aren't recommended as the walk is hilly and uneven
  • Keep photos to a minimum, and always ask for permission first
  • Leave passports, backpacks, purses, and large amounts of money at home
  • Avoid flashy items such as SLR cameras, iPhones, or miscellaneous electronics
  • Avoid brightly colored or exposing clothing
  • Avoid giving out money, which furthers the perception that tourists = money
  • Enjoy your time and keep an open mind!

We also recommend supporting Kibera in the following ways:

  • Avoid donating cash – instead consider supporting Kibera initiatives you visit by offering tangible goods such as food or supplies or through the purchase of products and services. This will ensure that the intent of your support is realized immediately. Examples of items for donation include: children’s books, fruits, snacks, and other children essentials. School supplies such as pencils, pens, crayons, and notebooks.
  • Consider supporting through volunteerism – several opportunities are available at the organizations we support, please email to learn more.

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