Recent Searches
Clear

Travel update: We’re doing our best to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

Kibera Tours

Kibera
Kibera, the largest slum both in Nairobi and Africa, is home to more than a million residents packed into an area less than a square mile (2.6 square kilometers). While life here isn’t easy—it’s one of Nairobi’s poorest neighborhoods and the lack of running water and electricity are constant problems—the slum has its own buzzing industries, which include rows of tilted shacks selling produce, charcoal, homemade breads, secondhand clothes, and shoes.

The Basics
While the thought of visiting one of the world’s largest urban slums might sound overwhelming, the experience of spending a few hours in this vibrant, multifaceted community is an educational one. With its maze-like network of unmarked streets and narrow alleys, Kibera is best visited on a small-group or private tour led by a guide from the community who can shed light on the inspiring creativity, resilience, and ingenuity employed by Kibera residents to survive under challenging circumstances in what they call the “city of hope.”

Things to Know Before You Go
  • A Kibera tour can be an education experience, allowing for a better understanding of Nairobi and its history.
  • Wear closed-toed shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces.
  • It’s best to leave unnecessary valuables like jewelry and large cameras in your hotel room.
  • Profits from Kibera tours sometimes go toward funding community projects.

How to Get There
Catching a bus or matatu from center city to the outskirts of Kibera is easy, but without a tour guide, finding a bus for the return trip can be difficult. Travelers can walk the streets alone safely, but traveling with a tour guide familiar with the narrow passes and abandoned railways can make navigation easier and the experience more insightful.

When to Get There
The best time to visit the Kibera slum is during daytime business hours when it’s possible to see the neighborhood’s inventive industries in full swing. January, February, and July through October are the driest and most pleasant months weather-wise.

A Note on the Ethics of Slum Tourism
We are sensitive to the issues and concerns surrounding slums, and we understand that tours of them may not be suitable for everyone. We strongly believe that these tours are educational and allow for a better understanding of life inside Kibera.
Address: Nairobi, Kenya
Read More

25 Tours and Activities to Experience Kibera

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Did you know?You can reserve your spot today and pay when you're ready.
Learn more
Did you know?
You can reserve your spot today and pay when you're ready.Learn more
Sort by:Featured
Kibera Slum Guided Tour from Nairobi

Kibera Slum Guided Tour from Nairobi

star-4
Get a glimpse of life in Africa’s largest urban slum on a private walking tour to Kibera, a deeply impoverished area that’s home to thousands of people. Visit the area with a guide who was born and raised in Kibera, tour an orphanage and school, then see how local craftspeople repurpose bones in a bead factory. This tour includes pickup and drop-off at your hotel in Nairobi.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$80.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$80.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Cross cultural exchange in Kibera

Cross cultural exchange in Kibera

star-5
We heavily focus on cross-cultural exchange, wereby we believe it gives our client a convenient environment to express their culture and learn new deverse cultures.
More
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$35.90
From
US$35.90

Memorable Daily KIBERA Slums/Toi Market Tour with Locals (2 hours)

Memorable Daily KIBERA Slums/Toi Market Tour with Locals (2 hours)

star-4.5
DALA AFRICA is an indigenous firm harnessing Kenya's rich tourism and volunteerism culture for good. We specifically invest in creating unique experiences for our clients targeting under-served markets. We exclusively employ locals to provide employment where it matters. We look forward to having you on-board. DALA was originally founded by Dr. Erick Komolo, Kenyan Lawyer and Social Entrepreneur to address youth unemployment, high teenage pregnancies and school dropouts in his rural village in South Western Kenya. We cultivate part of our profits to this mission through MAKLWETA, a charitable trust Dr. Komolo founded.
More
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$20.00
From
US$20.00

Kibera Slum Tour

Kibera Slum Tour

star-3
While the thought of visiting Kibera slums might sound overwhelming, the experience of spending a few hours in this vibrant, multifaceted community is educational and informative. With its maze-like network of unmarked streets and narrow alleys, Kibera is best visited in the morning or mid-morning led by Lucas who has a razor-sharp knowledge on the inspiring creativity, resilience, and ingenuity employed by Kibera residents to survive under challenging circumstances in what we call the “city of hope.”
More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$25.00
From
US$25.00
Taking safety measures

Guided Tour To Kibera Slum

Guided Tour To Kibera Slum

Take a walking tour of Kibera, Nairobi’s largest slum. Drive to Kibera with a local guide, then explore the neighborhood on foot. Visit a local orphanage that doubles as a school, learn how locals turn animal bones into beads, and visit with a local family to learn more about everyday life in the area. The tour is a sobering, yet realistic look into the lives of these humble and friendly people.
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$44.88
Price varies by group size
From
US$44.88
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Kevins Kibera Slum Tours

Kevins Kibera Slum Tours

star-5
Profit from your booking will be used to support the local community and send children to school. Kevin spends his whole life in Kibera and he can tell you stories, show you places. Kevin rescued a few street children and put them in orphanage school and the kids consider him Big Brother.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$55.00
From
US$55.00

Kibera Slum Guided Tour from Nairobi

Kibera Slum Guided Tour from Nairobi

star-5
Gain a deeper understanding of Kenyan life and culture on a visit to the Kibera slum, one of the largest slums in Africa and a sight unseen by most visitors. Visit workshops, vendors, and schools in Kibera to learn how the slum's 250,000 residents live on a day to day basis while your guide provides informative commentary about the area's challenges and opportunities.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$65.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$65.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Kibera slum tour

Kibera slum tour

On the outskirts of Nairobi, Kibera is at once part of one of Africa’s most developed cities and at the same times stands apart from it. Yes, there is a lot of poverty here, but there’s also a sense of freedom.
More
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$64.11
Price varies by group size
From
US$64.11
Price varies by group size

Full Day Kibera Slum Tour

Full Day Kibera Slum Tour

star-5
Gain a deeper understanding of Kenyan life and culture on a visit to Kibera slums, one of the largest urban slums in Africa and a sight unseen by most visitors. Traversing the corridors of the slum with a private guide is a great way to get more out of a full day in Kibera — and to ensure your visit is respectful of local culture — as you discover the challenges that locals face and the unique ways they’re working to improve living conditions. See an open air market, a bead factory, a bone recycling plant and shop, a kindergarten/orphanage, two aerial views of the slum, two typical slum houses and a public ground
More
  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$63.00
From
US$63.00
Taking safety measures

See Kibera with a Non-Profit Leader

See Kibera with a Non-Profit Leader

star-4.5
Get an insider glimpse of Nairobi’s Kibera neighborhood on this walking tour, led by an NPO worker. Visit neighborhood landmarks, meet local residents, and learn about daily life in Africa’s largest informal settlement, as well as the work currently done by local and government agencies to further improve the area’s infrastructure.
More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$30.00
From
US$30.00

Afternoon Kibera Slum Tour

Afternoon Kibera Slum Tour

This tour package enables the traveler to explore the city of hope on an afternoon tour. This tour is unique because one is able to experience the exuberance of the slum at it's peak operational hours. Kibera is one of the few slums in the world that upholds peace, love and unity and is a place where social and artistic enterprises can evolve outside the confines of a more formal settlement.
More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$30.00
From
US$30.00
Taking safety measures

Visit Kibera and a unique art and tourist shop!

Visit Kibera and a unique art and tourist shop!

Kibera is one of the worlds largest informal settlements. It is home to more than 600 000 inhabitants that live in an area not larger than central park in NY. A slum is characterized with lack of water, sanitation, formal housing and many other challenges. While visting Ghetto Gifts you will have the opportunity to learn more about Kibera but also about projects that are trying to make a difference. Part of profit from sales at Ghetto Gifts supports a girl child through the the Cup.org program. Objects for sale are unique and developed in partnership with different artists, musicians and designers and women groups and more from different ghettos in Nairobi.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$54.49
per group
From
US$54.49
per group

David Sheldrick,giraffe Centre & Kibera Slums

David Sheldrick,giraffe Centre & Kibera Slums

This is an interactive tour that takes you to some of the most visited and interesting places in Nairobi, The tour is highly recommended because it gives you a unique chance to explore some of the places not known to most tourists. From the people of Kibera to baby Elephants, Its Amazing!
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$130.00
From
US$130.00

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Kibera Slum Tour from Nairobi

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Kibera Slum Tour from Nairobi

The tour allows travelers to explore two different sides of Nairobi city. First is the rich suburbs that includes David Sheldrick wildlife Trust (Elephant orphanage) commonly referred as a safe haven for young, lost and injured elephants. Being one of Africa’s oldest wildlife charities and a leading conservation organisation, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that complement the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife. Secondly, Kibera slums, famously known as the friendliest slum in the world. Kibera is home to close to one million people and hosts diverse cultures and to some extent, races. It is a neighborhood that upholds the spirit of peace, love and unity. Booking with us gives the traveler a chance to visit a market, an orphanage/school, a typical slum house and one family, a pub or restaurant (optional), a bead shop, a bone recycling plant and an aerial view of the slum.
More
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$129.81
From
US$129.81
Taking safety measures

Kibera Slums Half-Day Tour

Kibera Slums Half-Day Tour

Join a local for a private tour of the Kibera slum area, setting out on foot to learn about life in the Nairobi neighborhood. Exploring with a private guide is a great way to get more out of your time in Kibera—and to ensure your visit is respectful of local culture—as you discover the challenges that locals face and the unique ways they’re working to improve living conditions.
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$120.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$120.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Slums and Skyscrapers of Nairobi

Slums and Skyscrapers of Nairobi

Nairobi is full of contrast, From the 4th biggest slum in the world to one of most expensive area in the continental Africa. In this uniquely designed tour you'll get to see Nairobi’s slum and construction boom at the same time which is changing the city’s skyline almost daily. Developers are coming up with designs that are very different and artistic.
More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$75.00
From
US$75.00

City Tours

City Tours

star-5
The city tour service is unique as it is offered on motorcycle. One of the most common forms of transportation used in Nairobi. It also provides an on the ground experience that is unlike anything offered in Nairobi
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$61.54
From
US$61.54

Nairobi National Game drive

Nairobi National Game drive

A Full Tour to the Famous nairobi national park and nairobi city centre with stopovers at historical places
More
  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$307.70
per group
From
US$307.70
per group

Kibera Slums and Stedmak Gardens Animal Park Guided Day Tour in Nairobi

Kibera Slums and Stedmak Gardens Animal Park Guided Day Tour in Nairobi

A day well spent exploring the unseen side of Nairobi through Kibera Slum which is unseen by most tourists. Kibera is Africa's largest slum and the friendliest slum in the world. Gain a deeper understanding of Kenyan life and culture outside of the typical tourist realm. Then after lunch visit Stedmak Gardens the best Animal, Snake and Birdwatching park in Nairobi
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$92.40
From
US$92.40
Taking safety measures

Nairobi Cultural Guided Tour : Kibera Slums and Bomas of Kenya

Nairobi Cultural Guided Tour : Kibera Slums and Bomas of Kenya

Get a chance to visit Kibera Slums as you get to learn and understand their life and there challenges they go through. Later have lunch (own expense) then later head to Bomas of Kenya and experience kenya's culture and its history.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$92.40
Price varies by group size
From
US$92.40
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Nairobi Guided Tour to Kibera Slums

Nairobi Guided Tour to Kibera Slums

Get to know a different side of Nairobi on this half-day guided tour to the Kibera Slums. See what daily life is like for the residents of Africa’s largest slums as you tour the open-air markets, nursery schools, and a local Biogas plant that uses human waste as its raw material and powers 200 homes in the area. Get an insider perspective and get a deeper understanding of these slums.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$44.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$44.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Nairobi Guided Day Tour of Kibera Slums and Bomas of Kenya

Nairobi Guided Day Tour of Kibera Slums and Bomas of Kenya

Get a glimpse of life in Africa’s largest urban slum on a private walking tour to Kibera, a deeply impoverished area that’s home to thousands of people. Visit the area with a guide who was born and raised in Kibera. Later have lunch (own expense) then later head to Bomas of Kenya and experience kenya's culture and its history.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$75.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$75.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Tour: Kibera Slums and Bomas of Kenya Nairobi Guided Day Tour

Private Tour: Kibera Slums and Bomas of Kenya Nairobi Guided Day Tour

Get a glimpse of life in Africa’s largest urban slum on a private walking tour to Kibera, a deeply impoverished area that’s home to thousands of people. Visit the area with a guide who was born and raised in Kibera. Later have lunch (own expense) then later head to Bomas of Kenya and experience kenya's culture and its history.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$75.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$75.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Day tour to Kibera Slums and Bomas of Kenya

Day tour to Kibera Slums and Bomas of Kenya

Get a chance to visit Kibera Slums as you get to learn and understand their life and there challenges they go through. Later have lunch (own expense) then later head to Bomas of Kenya and experience kenya's culture and its history.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$92.40
Price varies by group size
From
US$92.40
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Kibera?

icon_solid_phone
Book online or call
(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785