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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 via mobile

Kazuri beads has been featured in several documentaries worldwide and once you visit you will realize why. It is definitely worth the visit and interesting to hear the story and to see how much work and effort goes into making the beads a work of...More

Thank REA-Eastafrica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly, we would have not discovered about this place ourselves, it was part of our "Our of Africa" tour but it was certainly worth it. Our guide, Joseph was very friendly he took us through the whole premises, explained the different processes, history, etc. The...More

Thank Ildiko I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A guide explains and shows you around the work that is done by the ladies. There was a sense of belonging and togetherness in this community of ladies all working together for a common goal. Beautiful colourful work of beads and some pottery. So glad...More

Thank lovelynnc2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here after our safari rides. It was on a Saturday and I was surprised to see that the ladies weren't working. They were not there that day. However the store was open and we bought souvenirs. A slippers for my daughter for $25/2500ksh...More

Thank Oyesola
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If ever there was a good reason to visit a bead factory and buy jewelry there, it is the mission of Kazuri (small and beautiful in Kiswahili). The Kazuri bead factory started in the mid-seventies to provide employment opportunities to single Kenyan mothers. Fast forward...More

Thank Joe_Syracuse
Reviewed 17 July 2017

A friend and our teenage daughters (and I) visited Kazuri Beads, which means small and beautiful. The factory tour was very interesting. The beads are hand made and fired at a very high heat. Shopping took more time than the tour!

Thank ATorres439
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Two friends and I toured the bead factory, which employs about 300 women (mainly) making hand crafted, hand painted ceramic beads. The tour was quite interesting, we saw the women forming the different shapes and sizes of beads, the kilns, women painting the beads. There...More

Thank schisto
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This amazing place was set up to create job opportunities for single young mums. There is no welfare system in Nairobi and it is very hard for women especially with children to get employment. I met a lovely lady Elizabeth who was one of the...More

Thank Mary-Anne R
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

The tour was awesome. Met one of the original woman. The workmanship is amazing, saw the machinery, the workers, painting of the beads, the kiln. They also do pottery now. The shop is overwhelming with beautiful​ jewelry and pottery. Good/reasonable prices

Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

A MUST visit if you are anywhere near Nairobi. A beautiful hand made bead factory where that ladies hand make, hand paint, then Hand string every bead into lovely necklaces, bracelets or earrings. Founded in the 1970's, at affords single women to make a living....More

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Shawn W
27 June 2017|
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Response from DrLidCle | 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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