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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 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited Kazuri bead stores at the various malls in Nairobi. If in the Karen area, a visit to the factory is a must. The factory is a large warehouse like open space with kilns at the ends. Tables are lined up with hundreds...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We asked for a tour of the facilities, and our tour guide was fantastic. It was great to hear the history of this business and see the empowered women working to keep the business successful. The guide didn't ask for a tip, but it is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my escorted visit to the bead factory and deeply appreciated the time taken by one of the staff to walk me through all aspects of the bead and pottery making process. The finished products are beautiful - it was very difficult choosing...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our travel consultant had recommended that we visit the factory while in Nairobi. So glad that she did, not only are the beads and designs remarkable so are the beautiful people that make them. True Artisans! Congratulations to everyone for making the factory a true...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kazuri beads I admit was not high on my list of things to see I am not into pottery or beads but the people who were with me wanted to go and I wasn’t against it so we went. I was surprised both the story...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

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 9 April 2018 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 19 March 2018

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 19 March 2018 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.

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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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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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