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NAI NAMI: Our Streets - Our Stories

Nairobi, Kenya

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Experience hosted by Godfrey

3 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We offer an inspirational "off-the-beaten-track" experience of Nairobi, guided by youth from slums who raised themselves on the streets of Nairobi City Centre. During a personal, one-on-one, 3-hours walking tour in Downtown, you will experience the city centre through the eyes of street children. Get the real insights into their way of life, get captivated by their life stories and ghetto-energy, learn from their street skills, ask all your questions, shop at local markets, bargain with your guides to pay a local price, eat street food, have tea with mechanics, see street art among and last but not least become friends with them.

Social Impact: By booking a Nai Nami Tour you give disadvantaged youth from slums an opportunity to earn a regular income and inspire them as a role model.
Other things to note
Carry your passport copy and wear good shoes (no sandals or high heels), it's a walking tour!
We offer an inspirational "off-the-beaten-track" experience of Nairobi, guided by youth from slums who raised themselves on the streets of Nairobi City Centre. During a personal, one-on-one, 3-hours walking tour in Downtown, you will experience the city centre through the eyes of street children. Get the real insights into their way of life, get captivated by their life stories and ghetto-energy, learn from their street skills, ask all your quest…

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What's included

  • Food
    Street food (meat or vegetarian)
  • Drinks
    Water or soft drinks
From £28
/ person
Wed, 2 Dec
10:00 - 13:00
£28 per person
£28 per person
Fri, 4 Dec
10:00 - 13:00
£28 per person
£28 per person
Fri, 4 Dec
13:30 - 16:30
£28 per person
£28 per person

Meet your host, Godfrey

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 311 Reviews
  • Identity verified
We are Kissmart, Cheddaz and Donga, former street children and youth from the Mathare slum. With the aim to give youth like us a future in life, we founded the social enterprise Nai Nami. We build on street skills and life stories of former street children who don't have school certificates to give them a future in life as storytelling guides in Nairobi.
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Where you'll be

We will take you through the bustling streets of Downtown in the city centre, which used to be our former home. It is a vibrant place where local people do business, shop at hidden markets, eat at Kibandas and enjoy the authentic Nairobi life. Each street has its own stories and secrets, which we will share with you.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 311 reviews.

Stanzi
October 2020
Very unique opportunity to experience downtown Nairobi through the eyes of locals! We each had at least one guide who showed us interesting spots in the city, told us personal stories about their lives, and showed us a snippet of what it means to be a Kenyan in Nairobi. It’s one of those very special experiences which allows you to feel you are truly getting to know the culture! The hosts are interesting, charismatic and friendly. A must do experience for visiting Nairobi, although be prepared for the craziness of life downtown!
Very unique opportunity to experience downtown Nairobi through the eyes of locals! We each had at least one guide who showed us interesting spots in the city, told us personal stor…
Nicole
October 2020
If you go to Nairobi, you have to book a tour with Nai Nami. There is no better way to see Nairobi than with these guys. They are so knowledgeable, fun and kind. Don’t waste your money anywhere else. Thank you Nai Nami for an amazing and unforgettable experience!
If you go to Nairobi, you have to book a tour with Nai Nami. There is no better way to see Nairobi than with these guys. They are so knowledgeable, fun and kind. Don’t waste your m…
Alejandra
March 2020
Our hosts (Tsunami, Priest and QwiQwi) gave us an incredible experience. We got to really know them and share our life stories. If you want to visit Nairobi's city center, this is definetely the right way to do it.
Daniel
March 2020
Throughly enjoyed the tour, goes to a great cause. Lovely friendly guys we had a fantastic time! Would definitely recommend so you can see parts of Nairobi you wouldnt see by yourself. We learnt and saw how life is for street kids.
Dora
March 2020
It’s definitely something worth doing for multiple reasons. For getting to know a very important side of Nairobi and its people, for supporting people who are in need, for rewarding people who chose to leave the bad habits behind, for enjoying the company of a super nice bunch of guys, for learning street tricks, for having fun and for grounding yourself. A very real experience. Totally recommended!
It’s definitely something worth doing for multiple reasons. For getting to know a very important side of Nairobi and its people, for supporting people who are in need, for rewardin…
Andrés
March 2020
The perfect way to understand life in Nairobi. I spent the whole afternoon walking around, listening stories and learning how difficult life can be here. All of the guides are beautiful and make me feel safe. Don’t hesitate... this is a once in a lifetime experience. Thank you so much!!!
The perfect way to understand life in Nairobi. I spent the whole afternoon walking around, listening stories and learning how difficult life can be here. All of the guides are beau…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 4 and up can attend.

What to bring

Passport (original or copy)

Good shoes (no sandals or high heels)