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Kazuri Beads Factory

Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 2328905
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“single mothers” (56 reviews)
“local women” (18 reviews)
Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 2328905
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to the Kazuri bead factory many times and LOVE getting to purchase gifts crafted by local craftsman and learn about the bead making process. The factory tour is a must and the staff is delightful!

Thank Elissa E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After our first visit, one of the women wore the necklace, earrings and bracelet that she has purchased. It looked so beautiful, even more so the more she wore it, that we went back a few days later, and purchased seven more necklaces to bring...More

Thank Patty M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The story behind Kazuri is inspiring. A guided tour takes you through the factory where women mould the clay from Mt. Kenya into unbreakable beads and shape/color them intricately. You can experience the different stages of beads preparation in the tour which takes about 20...More

Thank shankarsm
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 6 November 2017

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 31 October 2017

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 26 October 2017 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 23 October 2017

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 23 October 2017

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 17 October 2017 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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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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17 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!