Guided tour

Nairobi Storytelling Tour with Former Street Kids

4.9 / 5

41 reviews

Nairobi Storytelling Tour with Former Street Kids

From $35 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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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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Meeting point

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

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What to bring

  • Passport

Not allowed

  • Professional cameras
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 41 reviews

Review summary

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

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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

Quite an incredible experience. We have done city walks in other countries (Peru, Tokyo, Mexico etc.) but this was like no other. First of all, these are former street kids so they show you their city from their perspective - and it's pretty grim. From the smelly rat-infested ledges under the bridge which was their home for a decade or so to the descriptions of how they survived - pick-pocketing, petty thievery etc. - to the time they were in jail - to the account of horrors they have witnessed (& continue to witness) - this is an intense walk that you should undertake being fully prepared to hear the gut-wrenching tales. The fact that these kids have not only survived their unfortunate beginnings - but have also been able to pick themselves up to make a decent and honest living - is astounding. They all speak incredibly good English - and they're mostly self-taught with no benefit of formal education. Uplifting and heart-wrenching at the same time. We did not stay for lunch. :-)

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March 7, 2020

What an absolutely incredible experience. I'm finding it hard to put it into words as I can't do it justice. But I can't recommend this activity highly enough. It was by far my favourite activity in Nairobi, and I got to see a side of the city that few tourists will ever experience.

November 25, 2019

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