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Kazuri Beads Factory

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Address: Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 20 2328905
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Beautiful beads amazing workshop

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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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.

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit, and the money left behind buying beautiful handmade beads from local production (on the spot!) is supporting local business, giving hundreds of women work where there before was nothing!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

beautiful beads, beautiful women. A great place to visit and support. It is a wonderful story. Sit out in the courtyard and order a coffee too. Make sure you do the tour of the bead making, not just the gift shop

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

You get a huge variety of clay beads and can buy to majenta your own jewelry or ready made jewelry. I little daughter absolutely loves this place as she loves jewelry making

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I loved every bit of work put up by these ladies. They put every positive energy to make world class jewellery. You are spoilt for choices and you will have gifts for everyone.

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