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Kazuri Beads Factory

Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 2328905
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Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

See beautiful beads being made by single mothers. Interesting process of making the beads. Showroom at end of the tour to buy necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. They also have small selection of pottery. Tour is free, but the guide will expect a small tip.

Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a compact site without an entry fee where you can watch single and abused women make jewelry and other artifacts that are sold in the Kazuri shop. You are guided through the process by a knowledgeable person who explains all that is going...More

Thank bigjim32
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here many times before to purchase beads from the gift shop. They are beautiful and purchases are addictive. Last week, I took a friend and we took a free ' guided tour' (just tip the tour guide after) I was absolutely fascinated...More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the tour. You're able to visit with the employed women at the bead factory. They seem very proud of their work and should be. It was impressive to see the entire process. The gift shop is full of beaded items and loose beads made...More

Thank inFlightFun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely & informative tour through the factory to see how the women make the beads as well as hear about how the factory helps them achieve independence & a livelihood. The tour is free but tips for your guide are appreciated. They...More

Thank MdallasM33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see in Nairobi. Not only is this place informative but it also is one of the best places to buy your gifts for extremely reasonable prices. We arrived first thing in the morning for a tour of the bead factory. Kazuri employs disadvantaged...More

Thank travella2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a family of four. Was greeted very friendly by a member of staff and had a lovely tour of the beads factory and met some wonderful people This is an important story about how you can help people in need to support...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In my 2 trips to Kenya, I've been to Kazuri on 3 occasions!! I just love it!! It's such a terrific example of women working in harmony to support themselves and their families! And, the jewelry is absolutely stunning - I buy earrings and necklaces...More

Thank ColumbiaBud
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Little factory which offers work for single mothers. You can see the whole process from clay to finished bead all done by hand. There are tours taking place to view everything. Afterwards you are free to visit the gift shop, which is nice and not...More

Thank Kathamed
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The Kazuri Bead Factory and Shop are a MUST VISIT for everyone travelling through the Nairobi area. This shining example of a successful and well run women's cooperative is well worth your support. The factory tour is interesting and the hum of the ladies voices...More

Thank Sarah B
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Shawn W
27 June 2017|
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Response from DrLAC | Reviewed this property |
Nothing... they are paid to make you visit. You most likely will end up buying some beads... this is some sort of payment!
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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18 March 2017|
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Response from Catherine A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can buy loose beads at the shop/factory. Huge selection!

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