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NAI NAMI: Nairobi Storytelling Tour with Street Children

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Get to know a Nairobi beyond its history during this private walking tour with former street children. Follow your guides through the city streets and learn about their upbringing on the streets and how they transformed their lives with the Nai Nami project for underprivileged youths. Learn about life on the street, ask questions, and develop personal connections with the locals during this storytelling tour.
  • Take a private walking tour around downtown Nairobi
  • Get to know former street children and their inspiring stories
  • Learn about life on the street and develop personal connections
  • Enjoy a delicious local lunch and soft drinks included in the tour
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What's Included

  • Personal guide
  • Local lunch
  • Soft drinks
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off: The tour starts and ends in front of Bata Shop at Hilton Hotel in Nairobi CBD

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Bata
    Watalii Ln, Nairobi City, Kenya

    In front of the Bata Shoe Shop in City-Hall Way next to the former Hilton Hotel

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Wear good shoes (no sandals or high heels)
  • Carry a copy of your passport (main page and the page showing the visa stamp) or your original passport
  • Do not carry any valuables like flashy jewellery
  • Do not bring a camera, since taking pictures in town is not allowed (but your phone is fine)
  • Minimum age: 14 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Experience the real Nairobi
SabineW, Jan 2023
Meeting people on the street and talking to them. Also eating like the locals. The guide was excellent.
Amazing and safe way to see Nairobi
Hannah_T, Jan 2023
Wonderful walking tour! Felt very safe and had a great experience seeing Nairobi - made us feel much more confident and we learnt so much about the lives of street children and some useful Swahili words to communicate with the locals who all seemed very happy that we were visiting Kenya. Tsunami and Typhoon were great guides!
Great guys
Philippa_L, Jan 2023
We were a group of friends traveling through Kenya. This was by far the most authentic experience that we had. A special thanks to Holy, Taifun, Quick and theirs bros <3
Build on great business values
Jennifer_B, Jan 2023
So, my family arrived late and needed to reschedule this booking. I contacted the tour operator and he was very flexible at giving us another date. We chatted several times about making it fit in our schedule and at no fault of the company, it just didn't work out. I appreciated his effort to accommodate us. As a travel agent, lots of tour companies wouldn't even try. They would take the money and move on. I, ultimately, let the company keep the money for their flexibility. I recommend this company based on their business model and values.
Well Worth It
Carolyn_C, Dec 2022
A great tour, very interesting, and well worth it. My guide made a great effort to keep me safe throughout the day. Lunch was really good too!
Couldn’t recommend this more! A must in Nairobi!
Lucija_M, Nov 2022
This was a such an amazing experience in Nairobi! Our tour guide King is a nice, funny, knowledgable person with unfortunate personal experience of growing up on the street. We got to see parts of town we would never see as tourists, heard amazing stories, we felt safe 100% all the time, met ppl on the street - everyone knew out guide. We finished the tour with local lunch (delicious!), which was less than 10$ for the 3 of us. Trust me, book this tour and experience Nairobi. Nai Nami guides are awesome!
I found the tour a great...
Savannah_L, Oct 2022
I found the tour a great learning for me to experience difference perspectives of Nairobi. I found the personal stories inspiring and the experience informative. Thanks to the guides (Donga and Priest), I felt confident walking around the busy area if the town without feeling lost. Consider having some Kenyan shilling to for the food at the end of the tour - some local food at a hidden gem. :)
Perfect tour, very insightful
Beate_M, Aug 2022
This was a perfect tour - so insightful, and the guides were really nice, cool guys. They also shared personal stories, which were moving. I learned a lot and had a good time. Big recommendation!! 👍
An inspiring soul ‘journey’
Angeliki_K, Aug 2022
The best thing I have ever done! Loved this guys… do not miss it! Amazing experience! We had a tour in the streets of Nairobi, we felt safe all the time and we manage to see things that we couldn’t have seen otherwise. Heartbreaking stories, but at the end the most important is that these guys teach you that with the power of will, you can achieve everything and you can escape even from your worst nightmares. There is always a new day, there is light inside people and we can contribute, by doing small or bigger things for each other, in making the world better. And better. And better.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wonderful colours and characters of Nairobi
PHILLIP_S, Jul 2022
Wonderful 3 hrs walking downtown with Donga listening to his life story and meeting some lovely characters along the way. Lots of photo opportunities to accompany the rest of my holiday in kenya. The tour ended with some great local food. Great experience. A must do tour if you have the time in Nairobi. Thanks Donga and Nai Nami.
Eye opening experience!
LaToya_G, Jul 2022
I am so glad that I found this tour and booked. It was an amazing experience. The tour guides are down to earth. I felt as though they were friends that I had known for years. They were knowledgeable and answered my millions of questions as we walked along our tour. They helped us as we purchased items in the shopping market and made sure that we didn’t pay more than the items were worth. Also, we got lost meeting them at the start of the tour and they didn’t mind at all. They told us to stay where we were and they came to us. I would definitely recommend this tour and I would do it again.
Safe tour of the inner city
Amani_M, Jun 2022
Great tour. Best suited for those over 15 years able to walk on uneven surfaces. The tour guides were very helpful and informative. We felt well looked after.
A unique tour worth doing!
T_M, Apr 2022
This tour is unique, and one that I’m happy I took. Seeing Nairobi’s street life thru the lens of the young men who lived and survived it, was truly amazing.
Don’t miss this wonderful experience!
Jeffrey_R, Mar 2022
A truly enlightening experience. Thanks to al who made this experience a lifetime memory. A must visa to all who come to Nairobi
Highly recommended social insight of Nairobi realities
Leah_S, Jan 2022
Nai Nami was an eye opening and extremely valuable experience. Having been brought up in Nairobi, it was interesting to listen to the guides' stories - who were a similar age to me - and reflect on the extreme diversity and experiences that occur in this city and country. I felt completely safe through out the tour as the guides are able to use their knowledge of the streets to accompany visitors through a Nairobi less explored by tourists. The socially orientated objective of the project is to raise awareness of widespread realities with the hope of supporting children and keeping them off the streets. Would highly recommend this to anybody - from Nairobi and beyond.
Must do!
BrigitteMaddens, Jan 2022
The big contrast between Nairobo old to new Every tourist must haven been there... Polution of the river??
1 traveler found this review helpful
Mixed thoughts
jennifer_g, Jan 2022
First, the good: Tour is very interesting. The stories are hard to hear, but provide a valuable insight into a life scarcely imaginable to most who can afford to travel. You get to see a part of Nairobi that tourists rarely visit. The 'guards' who assisted the tour were also very helpful in keeping me from being run over by motos on several occasions (crossing roads downtown is a whole life skill here). The bad: Ticket states it includes lunch. We went to a local restaurant and the food was good! No stomach issues either. But at the end of the meal, it became clear that I was expected to pay for not only myself, but the other 6 individuals running the tour (I was the only tourist attending that day). Being a local place, full meals for 7 weren't too expensive, but it was never discussed and the way it went down felt very weird and uncomfortable. It was a disappointing way to end an otherwise decent tour.
2 travelers found this review helpful
A Must Do!
Marianne_M, Dec 2021
We had an incredible tour with these guys...you will walk in an area of Nairobi that you probably would not. Hearing them tell their amazing stories as you walk through the city is an experience you will not readily forget.
Nai Nami Walking Tour
Lucas_N, Oct 2021
Very insightful and eye opening experience about what life can be like growing up in Nairobi. Donga and Kissmart looked after me as we walked through parts of the city I wouldn't have visited or found alone. The local meal at the end was a nice touch too! Very easy to see why this tour has so many great reviews!
1 traveler found this review helpful
AMAZING TOUR
Levi_F, Oct 2021
It was an amazing tour! It was our first day in Nairobi and they really gave us an in depth look at life there. Just cool guys man. There story is amazing and I’m glad that I was able to experience that. We walked a ton so be prepared for that. It’s an incredible way to experience Nairobi and I’m so glad we did it.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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