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Kazuri Beads Factory

Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 2328905
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“local women” (18 reviews)
“hand painted” (10 reviews)
Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 2328905
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 11 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

Thank LLG712
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The place is nice, the idea is great and their products are beautiful, durable and unique. A must see place for people liking beads... with a social meaning.

Thank DrLidCle
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We had a great day out with TJ from Twiga Tours. After going to the elephant orphanage the Blixen House and the giraffe centre after lunch TJ asked us if we'd like to visit the bead factory. We hadn't heard of it but we were...More

2  Thank ozzie5melbourne
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Kazuri is a great visit for tourists and locals alike. It was set up years ago I a garden shed and now employs hundreds of local people, has a school and medical centre for the staff and their families. The factory tour is a must...More

Thank Simon D
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The beautiful Kazuri beads are well known, but they also produce cups, plates and a lot more. A visit to the factory let you see the whole process, from the clay coming in to the final products. The factory is also a social responsibility project...More

Thank Chrisorhan
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We had a few days at the end of our safari, to spend around Nairobi and I found this place on Trip Advisor! What a find!!! It's an enterprise that has been going along for decades, employing primarily under served single mother's from the economically...More

1  Thank Redmango43
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Shawn W
27 June 2017|
Response from Gonzo185 | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge. But, you are expected to purchase something in the shop I imagine,to help support the great work being done at this site. And, the history of the enterprise is heartwarming and well worth anyones support.
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!