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Kazuri Beads Factory

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Address: Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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Kazuri Beads Factory

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... read more

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank mcwcBaku
Hayesville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Kazuri beads as part of a tour of attractions in Karen. Although I am not much for jewelry I wanted to visit to support the work they do in providing employment and healthcare to mostly underprivileged women, although there are now some men employed as well. The women make and decorate all of the beads by hand.... More 

Thank Jo E
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

At the Kazuri bead workshop you can purchase the most beautiful beads and ceramics and get to look around the workshops and see how the beads are made. This place has been set up to provide work for single mothers. The lovely ladies are so welcoming and happy to show you their work, I felt really privileged to be there.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Kazuri is a fantastic place to tour and to shop for beautiful handmade jewelry made by the women artists employed at the workshop. Beads are made from clay from Mt. Kenya. I have purchased many pieces for myself to bring home and love to share with others the story of Kazuri and how they employ women who are single-handedly supporting... More 

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

we had a tour around the kazuri beads. bought loads. wish we coould buy more but it is too far away now.

Thank Chrissyaurora
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Beautiful beads and so many wonderful necklaces to choose from, and not that expensive. Great gifts to bring home. Wonderful to see so many ladies being employed and producing such exotic necklaces. I visit 3 times as just kept thinking of people who I could bring a present home to. Very friendly staff that were extremely helpful.

Thank Thelma M
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Wonderful place to explore via a tour (free but tipping suggested) to see the famous beads made from clay to shop, all hand painted. We stocked up with Christmas presents!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We visited the Kazuri Beads factory as a pre-safari excursion. The bead factory was originally started to provide local women work and a source of income. It has grown into an enterprise that employs over 350 women and sells its products worldwide. All the beads and other products are handmade and decorated at the factory in Nairobi. This is a... More 

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