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Kazuri Beads Factory: Tours & Tickets

#28 of 882 Tours in Nairobi
Open Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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KAZURI BEADS LIMITED is located in Karen - Nairobi Kenya. Kazuri, which means “small and beautiful” in Swahili, began in 1975 as a tiny workshop experimenting In making ceramic beads made by hand. We have since grown to a huge factory where we make...more
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Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We added this on as a top up to our day in Nairobi. I wasn't expecting much but our guide made it really interesting and it was a pleasure to learn about all of the benefit the factory provides to the women who work there....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 204BenW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You get a tour around the place and get the story of how the beads and pots are made. Then you come to the shop, where you can buy some very nice items, a lot cheaper (at least cheaper then Denmark)

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank silleschnoor
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made this stop on the way out of Nairobi, so worth the stop. We toured the whole factory process. Watched the women in different fazes of the making of beads from clay. This factory gives jobs to single women and support. After we stop...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank coolbabe1952
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived late in the afternoon and the factory was closed. However, the shop was open and arriving at 5pm meant we were the only ones buying beads. This made our shopping so pleasant, we had the store to ourselves. This is a great stop...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 757ymm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this experience.... we got taken around by a lady called ‘Alice’ who was absolutely amazing and informative. There is so much to learn about bead or pottery making and this free tour gives you a good perspective of exactly how many stages it has...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank tanya25R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our driver recommended we stop at the Kazuri Bead Factory and we were so glad he did. This in in a quiet area of Karen which was interesting to see itself. Our guide, Caroline, was absolutely charming and showed us around the facility. What a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TravelingTulls
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finished off our tour of the giraffe centre with a stop off here at the Kazuri Beads factory. I am not sure who our tour guide was (did tour on 22nd Sept around 3pm- small woman, braids, wearing a navy jumper and jeans!) but whoever...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MarieMcGIre
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour group took the tour of the place. They show how clay is processed to make the beautiful beads and pottery. Some of our group got to try some of the steps. Afterwards, we had time to shop in their store.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Fred T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a Sunday not knowing that the factory was closed, but one of the women still took her time to walk us around and describe the company and the women's creative process. We browsed around the store and bought a few items. They...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank seeeyes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our schedule in Nairobi/Karen required us to go to the "factory' on a Saturday afternoon so we were not able to watch the women make the beads and necklaces. However, we were taken on a tour and the process was explained. Income from the beads...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Shawn W
27 June 2017|
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Response from LLG712 | Reviewed this property |
HI I do not think there is a charge, but you should pre arrange.
15 May 2017|
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Response from Chrisorhan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's normally open from Monday to Friday.
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Response from Catherine A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can buy loose beads at the shop/factory. Huge selection!