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Kazuri Beads Factory

Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 2328905
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Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 2328905
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love love love!! Filled my shopping bag! The beautiful work these ladies do is incredible. Shop! Support them! I proudly give their art for gifts to friends, family, and clients. A not to miss site! Supports ladies supporting their families with incredible art hand fashioned....More

Thank LLG712
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The kazuri bead factory is a small place where single mothers are employed. They create beads by hand, sand and paint them by hand and create some beautiful jewelry. They've also expanded to make pottery as well. The tour of the facility is free -...More

Thank Travis S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our driver reccommended we stop here. We had about 1 1/2 hours before we were going to Elephant orphanage. Really glad we stopped. The women working here have created an industry that helps support them and they do BEAUTIFUL work. They will show you how...More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide suggested this stop and we were so glad he did. The bead factory has the noble mission of providing employment to the many women of Nairobi seeking work, but it also has the benefit for tourists of providing a place to buy lovely...More

Thank cinnabar01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if you're not a bead or jewelry lover, this place is an interesting visit and great for souvenirs. The fact that this was started for single mothers and continues to support the community is one of the main reasons to visit. We arrived in...More

Thank CBDurf
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Kazuri beads has been featured in several documentaries worldwide and once you visit you will realize why. It is definitely worth the visit and interesting to hear the story and to see how much work and effort goes into making the beads a work of...More

Thank REA-Eastafrica
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Honestly, we would have not discovered about this place ourselves, it was part of our "Our of Africa" tour but it was certainly worth it. Our guide, Joseph was very friendly he took us through the whole premises, explained the different processes, history, etc. The...More

Thank Ildiko I
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

A guide explains and shows you around the work that is done by the ladies. There was a sense of belonging and togetherness in this community of ladies all working together for a common goal. Beautiful colourful work of beads and some pottery. So glad...More

Thank lovelynnc2017
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We went here after our safari rides. It was on a Saturday and I was surprised to see that the ladies weren't working. They were not there that day. However the store was open and we bought souvenirs. A slippers for my daughter for $25/2500ksh...More

Thank Oyesola
Reviewed 28 July 2017

If ever there was a good reason to visit a bead factory and buy jewelry there, it is the mission of Kazuri (small and beautiful in Kiswahili). The Kazuri bead factory started in the mid-seventies to provide employment opportunities to single Kenyan mothers. Fast forward...More

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Shawn W
27 June 2017|
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Response from DrLAC | Reviewed this property |
Nothing... they are paid to make you visit. You most likely will end up buying some beads... this is some sort of payment!
15 May 2017|
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Response from Chrisorhan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's normally open from Monday to Friday.
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18 March 2017|
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Response from Catherine A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can buy loose beads at the shop/factory. Huge selection!