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Kazuri Beads Factory

#6 of 179 Tours in Nairobi
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Address: Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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+254 20 2328905
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Gorgeous beaded jewelry and lovely pottery

Kazuri is the Swahili word for “small and beautiful.” Kazuri provides training and skills for a permanent career for women. Kazuri currently employs 350 women and their crafts are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Lori P
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Kazuri is the Swahili word for “small and beautiful.” Kazuri provides training and skills for a permanent career for women. Kazuri currently employs 350 women and their crafts are sold around the world. We visited on a Sunday and were unable to watch the women make the beads but they did have guides on hand to provide a tour of... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an extremely interesting stop. It took just under an hour for the tour of the bead making, painting and jewelry assembly area and then to shop around the store. This is a great organization providing jobs to many disadvantaged in the area and producing beautiful pieces. The tour was very interesting and the shop is full of lovely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving through Karen with Dave the kazuri signboard attracted us and we turned onto the road that led us to the kazuri compound, I felt like a kid in a candy shop, seeing those happy women going about turning clay to beautiful jewellery and kitchen ware was amazing, their singing as they worked was wonderful and finally the shop I... More 

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South Pomfret, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here twice and have bought many gifts for others (and myself!). The jewelry is always appreciated by my diverse group of family and friends. Beautiful colors and varied sizes. This time we took the tour and we were glad we did, as we could now understand the process and work that goes into making their amazing products.... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited one afternoon, met in the courtyard by a senior staff member, sorry, I've forgotten his name, who after pleasant introductions walked us through the workshops at this beads 'factory'. Through each room we went, with a walking commentary, explaining each process as we watched superbly talented & trained women (the entire operation is/was originally fuelled by local single mothers)... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Near the Blixen museum and Griffith center so easy to make a stop and pick up some nice gifts for home and support single mothers.

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Entebbe, Uganda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though it was a Sunday and the women weren't working, one of the salesladies took us around and explained the philosophy behind the factory and how the beads are made. This place gives a decent income to poor women. And then the shop - we love their beads, and also added to our collection of ceramic plates they make.... More 

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were in Nairobi and wanted to see the famous Kazuri Beads Factory. An Uber driver took us there, and since it's close to the Karen Blixen farm were were able to tour both places on the same afternoon. They were very interesting. Don't miss either one!

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We visited Kazuri Beads as a family, kids ages 8, 8, 6, and 4. My kids all loved it and everyone was so nice showing them how they did each step of the process. Great hospitality and for a worthy cause.

Thank Sean K
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

It is very close to the Karen Blixen museum so we just popped up the road to see it. Sadly factory not open, but gift shop had interesting unique bead necklaces

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