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NAI NAMI: Nairobi Storytelling Tour with Street Children provided by Nai Nami - Our Streets. Our Stories.

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NAI NAMI: Nairobi Storytelling Tour with Street Children

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RM 182.04
2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Give back as you enjoy a fascinating cultural experience on this ethical tour of downtown Nairobi. Your guide, a former street child, shows you around the city center underbelly, telling tales of how to survive on the streets. Visit a hidden market, eat lunch at a basic kibanda eatery, and discover your guide’s personal journey with no more than one other traveler. Choose between morning or afternoon tours.
  • You'll start at
    Bata Hilton Hotel
    Watalii St, Nairobi City, Kenya
    In front of the Bata Shoe Shop at Hilton Hotel
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Nai Nami - Our Streets. Our Stories.
    Kenyatta International Conference Center
    National Archives
    August 7th Memorial Park
    Tom Mboya Statue
    Nairobi railway museum
    Jeevanjee Gardens
  • You'll end at
    Bata Hilton Hotel
    Watalii St, Nairobi City, Kenya
    In front of the Bata Shoe Shop at Hilton Hotel
    See address & details
  • See the real Nairobi through the eyes of a street child on an intimate tour
  • Help young people from tough backgrounds build a viable future
  • Each guide looks after maximum two travelers, ensuring a real connection
  • Eat like a true Nairobi local at a kibanda street shack
Important Information
Departure Point
Bata Hilton Hotel, Watalii St, Nairobi City, Kenya
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
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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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Fernando c wrote a review 27 Nov
Belgrade, Serbia1 contribution
We went to Nairobi in November 2020 and decided to do the tour on our first day. The guides met us on the Hilton and we did a walking tour for around 4 hours. They were amazing from the start. Gave us all the tips for the tour, told us their stories, took us safely to no go
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Nicole wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions
This was the best city tour I’ve ever been on. What better way to learn about a city than through the people who live in it. The Nai Nami team is si knowledgeable, friendly, kind and FUN. This was an unforgettable experience and you will feel like you gained friends during these
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Date of experience: October 2020
Wander784390 wrote a review Sep 2020
Berlin, Germany2 contributions
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
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Date of experience: September 2020
Nathalie Roy wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution
I did the "Social Distance Storytelling Online Experience" and I can truly recommend it. The guides are all super, I could feel their generosity in their smiles and willingness to connect with me, they were attentive, open to questions and happy to customize the tour. Nai Nami
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Date of experience: September 2020
Am M wrote a review Aug 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Thank you for sharing your stories and showing us around in Nairobi. I can only recommend supporting these guys. We had genuine conversations, got to see various neighbourhoods in the city and finished with a delicious (very local place) lunch. My best wishes for the whole team
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Date of experience: March 2020
About the operator

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One of the best things I have ever done!
Coming to Nairobi, we were contemplating doing a Kibera tour. However, despite the fact the money goes back into th
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An unforgettable amazing experience
I want to thank all the guys from Nam Nami for giving us a personal tour around the city! I appreciate the personal
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The tour was excellent. The guides were friendly and did a fantastic job of showing our group around the city while
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The best way to experience downtown Nairobi!
Without a doubt, this was the best way to spend my first Saturday in Nairobi. The city walk was incredibly interest
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Erika C
Great experience
We were in Nairobi only for two days so we wanted a quick tour in the city. We walked through the midtown and downt
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Once in a Lifetime Experience!!!
It was such an eye opener for my mum and me. Typhoon was with me most of the time and he was honest, sincere and ga
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A must-do tour while in Nairobi
I first did this tour on my own and found it to be so impactful, I arranged for my family and a family friend to do
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A must in Nairobi
All of the reviews about this tour are true. We meet on time and started to walk towards 'downtown' Nairobi. I n
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Humbling But Enriching Experience
We were drawn to this tour by the glowing reviews and we weren't disappointed. Our guides are very courageous in t
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Must Do Tour!
I did the tour with my sister and Dad after spending a week in Kenya and were looking for something to do for our l
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Exposing the other side of Nairobi - You need to hear the stories from these former street kids
Beginning outside the Hilton Hotel at the Bata shop, this is a three-hour walking tour in downtown Nairobi with for
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Venita H
Walking tour
See the people and how they make it Day by day. This was definitely an eye opening experience! The guides give you
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Best tour ever
I've been to many places in the world. This was the best tour I've ever had. The guys were inspiring. The way they
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A Must Do in Nairobi!
I and my wife had a spare day in Nairobi before we embarked onto our Safari, we always try and fit in some form of
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A must!
Had a wonderful time on our walking tour of Nairobi’s slums with our adorable guides who have recently gotten thems
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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