Nairobi: A Day With Zawadisha Small Group Tour

Nairobi: A Day With Zawadisha Small Group Tour

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8 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Search for treasures in a local market in one of Nairobi’s less-explored suburbs
  • Share a home cooked meal with a local family and learn how to make chapati, a Kenyan favorite
  • Learn about Kenyan culture and communities
  • Meet female entrepreneurs who risk it all to provide for their families
  • All net proceeds of this tour will go to support Zawadisha, a charitable micro-lender helping women in Nairobi
Spend a day with charitable organisation Zawadisha and see a side of Nairobi you never expected! Explore a local market, enjoy lunch with a local family, and meet local female entrepreneurs who have received loans from Zawadisha.
What to Expect
Zawadisha is a charitable organisation whose mission is to provide small loans with big impact to Kenyan women. On this Nairobi tour, you’ll get to meet a member of the organisation, along with the women who have been helped through Zawadisha’s efforts. 

You’ll meet your Zawadisha guide in town at the Comfort Suites before hopping in a vehicle and heading for the nearby community of Kayole. The journey will take approximately one hour as you leave Nairobi proper and head into the suburbs of the city. During this time you’ll be able to ask your Zawadisha guide the burning questions you have about the culture and landscape of Kenya. 

In Kayole, head to a local market where you’ll be greeted by Cecilia, a long-time resident of this community. She’ll take you on a two-hour tour of the market, and give you the chance to explore the market at your leisure, stopping at kiosks that sell everything from fruits and vegetables to secondhand clothing. You’ll also get to meet a few local women who have received loans from Zawadisha to start and grow their businesses. 

From there, head to Cecilia’s home for lunch, where we’ll share a homemade meal of pilau and stew with Cecilia and her family. Then, after lunch, Cecilia will teach you how to make chapati, a Kenyan staple that is similar to a tortilla or naan. Make sure to take notes — you’ll want to cook this for your friends when you return home! 

Then depart Cecilia’s and head back to the center of Nairobi. There, settle into one of the favorite local haunts and relax with a cold Tusker beer or Stoney soda. As you sip, you’ll catch a bird’s-eye view of the hustle and bustle of the city center — giving you a taste of so much more to explore while you’re in town.
What's Included
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
What's Not Included
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
Meeting Point

Kenya Comfort Hotel Suites, at the junction of Jakaya Kikwete and Ralph Bunche Roads, Milimani, Nairobi (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• Kenyans appreciate visitors who dress modestly and “smart.” For women, it is recommended to wear pants or knee-length or longer skirts, and tops that cover the shoulders/bust. For men, pants and a button-down shirt or polo are recommended. Shorts and t-shirts are not advised.
• Please wear comfortable shoes as you will be spending the day walking. A hat or scarf can help shield you from the sun, and you should wear sunscreen. Please do not wear expensive jewelry.
• If there are security issues in the area, the operator will re-route to a different market.

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