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Kazuri Beads Factory

Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
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KAZURI BEADS LIMITED is located in Karen - Nairobi Kenya. Kazuri, which means “small and beautiful” in Swahili, began in 1975 as a tiny workshop experimenting In making ceramic beads made by hand. We have since grown to a huge factory where we make beautiful world class Jewelry from clay and provide employment to over 300 single mothers in Kenya.
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Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were lucky enough to be at Kazuri when the ladies were taking their afternoon break. They rose and sang a few praise songs in Swahili. Beautiful! Watching the ladies attention to detail was very inspiring, from clay to finished item. Good value on jewelry,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a great trip! Really recommend to go here and learn about how they make the beads and understand the work they do

Thank Line P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The factory tour at Kazuri beads was very interesting. I also liked the idea that they employ single mothers on above award wages. I met one woman who had worked there for 35 years! The shop is like Aladdin's cave with so many necklaces bracelets...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice clay glazed beads necklace and earings. There are many shops in Nairobi but the factory in Karen has more products and offer some discounts. See pictures for opening hours. The factory tour may not available on Sunday. One an also order specific jewellery.

Thank RRohatgi
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We hadn't intended to visit Kazuri Beads, but our driver suggested it after finishing another trip, and so glad we went! It was so interesting to see how the beads and the pottery we made from start to finish, and great to see the women...More

Thank Helen B
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We were on our way home to the UK....having been in Kenya for 11 days over the New Year period! We had time to spare before we flew out and I had previously read about this place.... and the reason for it's existence! So, our...More

Thank HERMOSAMARIPOSA1
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Free tour of the factory. Super guide especially for the kids. The beads, jewelry and pottery is beautiful. Don't miss out on this experience!

Thank Anja Ravn M
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

After a recent trip to the Giraffe Centre, we stopped at Kazuri Beads Factory, a World Fair Trade Organization, at the suggestion of our guide. We were NOT disappointed! Our 15-20 minute tour (not required to shop) was heartwarming, interesting, and fun. Kazuri, which means...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

My husband and I stopped by Kazuri during a day in Nairobi and it was one of our best experiences. We loved meeting the women whose talent is unreal. Caroline was so kind to us and gave us a great tour. She was hysterical, smart...More

Thank Catie H
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

When visiting Nairobi, a trip to KAZURI BEADS is a must. The business started from humble beginnings and now supports many people, making, painting, firing beads and then assembling them into a lovely product for you to buy. When visiting there, take a short walk...More

Thank ANNE K
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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!
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nimfaglo
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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CBDurf
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!
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