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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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"local women"
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"beautiful jewelry"
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"finished product"
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"gift shop"
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"free tour"
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"making process"
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"success story"
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"ear rings"
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"interesting tour"
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"entire process"
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"karen area"
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"for sale"
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"karen blixen museum"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Kazuri Beads Factory just because we wanted to get some beads for our daughter, but ended up taking a factory tour and enjoying it. Our guide took us through all stages of bead and pottery production. The factory settings are lovely: hundreds...More

Thank stayontrail
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small and beautiful, that is what Kazuri means. For the rest of the story behind this social enterprise, you have to visit the factory. But please be sure that you visit place during the working hours. Take tour with tour guide. My was fantastic. It...More

Thank mmarijat
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Reviewed 5 weeks 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 16 May 2018

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

Thank Issygirl1
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

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

Thank sydkjs
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

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

Thank Lorigd
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

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

Thank Circlingthebucket
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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

Thank Pollyanna50
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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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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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