Kenya & Beyond Safaris
Moi Avenue, CBD
P.O. Box 4623-00200, Nairobi - Kenya
East Africa hosts some of the most expansive slums in Africa. A number of our clients seek for a tour of the slums, including for philanthropic reasons, helping improve the quality of life of the local people by empowering them to participate more effectively in self development.
Slum tours increases local employment and involve the people in the decision making process and this helps the government understand what affects the low income earner. As a company we strive to do what we can to work with the poor. Our role is to make sure that we arrange for escorted tours to the community living in such areas. You can make a difference in their lives even in the smallest way thus put a smile on the faces of the slum children and even adults.
This is an escorted tour which can start in the morning or afternoon through the Ngong road up to the three kilometer main Kibera slum. Visit the Soweto Village homesteads, and then continue to the Curio (handcrafts) Workshop where you will witness how those living in the Kibera slums are innovative in making ornaments out of animal bones. Continue with visits of the Nursery schools and pass by to see the Water vender and the shops as you meet other slum dwellers mingling with you as they carry on with their daily chores. View the roadside fish mongers into the Biogas plant, the only one of its kind in Africa which will use human waste as its raw material in the production of Biogas which will be used as cooking gas as well as lighting about 200 households once it is accomplished and commissioned.
Proceed to the Baraka Za Ibrahim School which is a charitable school, run with the donations from well wishers and caters for lower and upper levels of education starting from Nursery to Secondary level. It has boarding facilities for few Orphaned boys and girls, a small kitchen and a laboratory not to mention a ramshackle over crowded staff room in the centre of this tiny overcrowded institution.
Proceed to the other homesteads including those of the tour guides and security team members and witness their life styles in the slums. Pass by a popular pub within the slum for a drink, if you so wish, and pass over the bridge unto the Railway line. You may be lucky to witness the train pass on the railway line amidst the tin roofed houses with human beings and animals (goats, dogs, chickens crossing the railway line at the same time). Cross the railway line into the Centre housing the sick and share your moment with these deserving mothers and children of the slum.
End the tour with your decision as to where you will donate the profits of your tour. Our tour manager and tour guide will then hand over to you the profits for you to donate to a deserving project/activity of your choice.
You will be driven back to the City Centre or your hotel after a successful completion of your tour.
In 2002, Joash Were who has been instrumental in start up of many companies within Kenya and Beyond thought of it wisely that it was time to start up something tourism related. He had worked at great places. Bearing in mind that all the progressive people talk “WE” and not I, he has brought together a great team who are professional in their own rights.