Guided tour

Nairobi Storytelling Tour with Former Street Kids

4.9 / 5

48 reviews

Nairobi Storytelling Tour with Former Street Kids

From US$ 37 per person

Experience the real Nairobi as never before with this unique guided tour! Meet your guides and the city's best storytellers, who were brought up in the heart of Nairobi as former street children, as together you explore the city's Downtown region.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Get real insights into the life of local youth and former street children
  • Experience Downtown and the local side of the city center
  • Enjoy a more intimate experience with a personal guide
  • Create social impact by giving disadvantaged youths a job opportunity
Full description
Discover a different side to Nairobi with this extraordinary guided tour. After meeting your guides, who are former street children brought up in the heart of the city, you will embark on a 3-hour guided walking tour as together you explore the Downtown region in the city's center.  As you walk, get real insights into the lives of local youth and street children, as your guides take you through their experience in their former 'home'. Share their captivating life stories connected to the places you visit. Hear how they ended up in the streets and learn how they survived as they teach you some of their street skills.  As you journey through Nairobi, your guides will not only explain how they transformed their lives, but also how they continue to try and improve the situations of their families and friends. Get inspired by their ghetto energy with this more intimate and personal tour. 
Includes
  • Personal guide (maximum of 2 guests per guide)
  • Local lunch
  • Soft drinks
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Alcoholic beverages
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

In front of Bata Shoes shop at Hilton Hotel in City Hall-Way, Nairobi

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport

Not allowed

  • Professional cameras
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 48 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    4.9/5

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Probably the most powerful and touching part of the whole African trip. The things which guys went through are sad and shocking. You can visit the places where you won't defeinitely go alone. I felt completely safe with the guys as they know the place well and the place knows them well too. Some of these 8 guys joined us during the tour at different points. I regretted that you generally don't have much time to talk to all of them and hear all the stories. It's all about walking, watching, listening and talking, 3-4 hours just flew by really quickly. I loved the sort of happy end story with this start-up and I want to follow them afterwards, the initiatives that they want to bring to the slums of their origin are very touching. My honest respect, it was very interesting and life-changing experience

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January 30, 2022

Highly recommend this tour. This is the best way to experience the real Nairobi where otherwise you wouldn’t feel safe to go. Typhoon (our guide) was very friendly and fun person who not only walked us through the streets of Nairobi downtown but also shared history and his personal experiences of being a street kid and survivor. The tour ended with a taste of local food.

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November 1, 2021

An amazing experience. The guides were very friendly, and respectful. The tour itself goes to places you wouldn’t otherwise see as a tourist, while talking to the guys, and hearing about their interesting stories. The amount of guides on the tour guarantees a personal touch, my and my girlfriend actually had more than one guide per person, so we got to hear from them all. The guys also made sure we felt super safe and comfortable throughout the tour. Towards the end of the tour, we visited a small local which had amazing local food, just what you need after the walking tour. All in all it was a perfect experience, which I can recommend to everyone.

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September 27, 2020

Product ID: 172272