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Kazuri Beads Factory

Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 2328905
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“single mothers” (56 reviews)
“local women” (18 reviews)
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Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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1 - 10 of 388 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

See how the beads are all made by hand by these who have not had a privileged life. very humbling experience.

Thank Addelam
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited here several times in the last two years, and have bought necklaces prized by friends back home. This local industry employs several hundred single moms, who create beautiful work out of clay and paint and hard work. The company then ships the...More

1  Thank AJandMR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some members of our group purchased a bunch of necklaces and earrings. We then found them at lodge gift shops for less. The bigger sized bead necklaces didn’t seem to be located at other locations. Also bags of loose beads were not available at other...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly not worth it. This is THE expensive preppy gift shop in NBO ur choice to pay more not even sure some money goes to good cause.

Thank Pascale R
Reviewed 20 November 2017

I have been to the Kazuri bead factory many times and LOVE getting to purchase gifts crafted by local craftsman and learn about the bead making process. The factory tour is a must and the staff is delightful!

Thank Elissa E
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

After our first visit, one of the women wore the necklace, earrings and bracelet that she has purchased. It looked so beautiful, even more so the more she wore it, that we went back a few days later, and purchased seven more necklaces to bring...More

Thank Patty M
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

The story behind Kazuri is inspiring. A guided tour takes you through the factory where women mould the clay from Mt. Kenya into unbreakable beads and shape/color them intricately. You can experience the different stages of beads preparation in the tour which takes about 20...More

Thank shankarsm
Reviewed 10 November 2017

See beautiful beads being made by single mothers. Interesting process of making the beads. Showroom at end of the tour to buy necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. They also have small selection of pottery. Tour is free, but the guide will expect a small tip.

Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is a compact site without an entry fee where you can watch single and abused women make jewelry and other artifacts that are sold in the Kazuri shop. You are guided through the process by a knowledgeable person who explains all that is going...More

Thank bigjim32
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I have been here many times before to purchase beads from the gift shop. They are beautiful and purchases are addictive. Last week, I took a friend and we took a free ' guided tour' (just tip the tour guide after) I was absolutely fascinated...More

Thank Linda R
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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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