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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 1 week ago

We had a great day out with TJ from Twiga Tours. After going to the elephant orphanage the Blixen House and the giraffe centre after lunch TJ asked us if we'd like to visit the bead factory. We hadn't heard of it but we were...More

1  Thank ozzie5melbourne
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Kazuri is a great visit for tourists and locals alike. It was set up years ago I a garden shed and now employs hundreds of local people, has a school and medical centre for the staff and their families. The factory tour is a must...More

Thank Simon D
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The beautiful Kazuri beads are well known, but they also produce cups, plates and a lot more. A visit to the factory let you see the whole process, from the clay coming in to the final products. The factory is also a social responsibility project...More

Thank Chrisorhan
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We had a few days at the end of our safari, to spend around Nairobi and I found this place on Trip Advisor! What a find!!! It's an enterprise that has been going along for decades, employing primarily under served single mother's from the economically...More

Thank Redmango43
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is a very nice place where you can buy gift items made of beads such as bangles and necklaces. These are the original items and the quality is very good. They are hand made items by single women and are very unique. Its very...More

1  Thank FavourSafaris
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I was looking forward to returning to the Kazuri Beads Factory four years after my first visit. This time I arrived in time to take the free tour of the factory and enjoyed seeing the women making the beads. I love supporting women's micro enterprise...More

1  Thank LJSMedfield
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We took a tour around the factory and got to see beads being made from beginning to end. The process is quite fascinating. The thing I loved most was seeing the staff working, chatting with their co workers while working, taking breaks etc. Everyone here...More

Thank Jazmine M
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Bead factory established to assist single mothers with children to independence. All the beads are made by hand from clay. The gift shop is a wonderful place to do all your gift buying. I brought back gifts for all my female employees and they were...More

Thank Lou H
Reviewed 5 March 2017

So glad we had a chance to visit the bead factory. The tour shares the history of the Kazuri beads as well as shows visitors how the beads are made from start to finish. And what I mean by finish is the gift shop! Be...More

Thank Catherine A
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Expecting another tourist outlet, I was positively surprised to visit the Beads Factory and learn about it's history. It was started to help single mom's got a decent job. A good place to find a gift or a souvenir.

Thank Familien V
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Is the factory open on Mondays? I want to make sure that we'll get to see the women making the beads when we visit.
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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Hi! Can you buy loose beads there, or just finished pieces? Thanks in advance for the info!!
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!
Linda F
I leave next Sunday for Nairobi. I would like to get an idea on price of jewelry....necklaces, bracelets, earrings, single beads. I assume they do not take credit cards so I want to have enough cash with me. Would appreciate your help.
14 August 2016|
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Response from Colourqueen | Reviewed this property |
Hi It's quite a few months now since I visiting. But I felt the necklac s were very reasonably priced. Certainly way cheaper than buying the same here in Australia. Probably around $20 for a nice necklace but there were all... More