Nai Nami - Our Streets. Our Stories.

Nai Nami - Our Streets. Our Stories.

Nai Nami - Our Streets. Our Stories.
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City ToursCultural ToursWalking ToursSightseeing ToursPrivate Tours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Experience Nairobi with city's best storytellers, former street children brought up in Downtown. Your guides Donga, Kissmart, Cheddaz and Mrembe come from Mathare, one of the biggest slums in Nairobi. All of them dropped out of primary school and raised themselves at an early age in the streets. They will make you experience their former “home” by inspiring you with their life stories, showing you how they survived through begging and hustling, teaching you their street skills and giving you the real insights. Even more important, they will share with you how they transformed to reasonable young men, how they look back on their former lifestyle and how they are nowadays trying to improve the situation of their families and friends. Nobody will be able to give you these insights the way they do. The tour is one-on-one (max. two guests per guide) to facilitate an inspiring exchange between you and your guides and to give you the opportunity to ask all your questions.
Nairobi, Kenya

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2023

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Denys
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Wonderful experience once in a lifetime to discover another part of the city, where you can’t go on your own. But with guidance I felt completely safe and secure during the tour. Definitely recommend it
Written 23 February 2024
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Antigoni I
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Feb 2024 • Solo
It is an experience you don't want to miss!! Everybody was telling me that the center of Nairobi is dangerous, but I felt right at home with those guys.
Walking in the hub of the city, meeting their friends, visiting the market, listening to their amazing stories of survival and companionship in the hard times, riding the matatu, I felt like a local!
And last but mot least, the visit to the slum where my guide was born and to the scholl those tours help sustain. A most powerful experience. And reminder of how something so little for us can be of great help to the needy ones. Great respect for those people and their work.
I would definitely recommend it to my friends and anyone who visits Nairobi and I will definitely do it again, both for the great fun and the support we are able to give them.
Written 17 February 2024
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Lakpa Finju S
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Solo
I went out with Typhoon, King, and Priest. I did the tour at the end of my stay due to a busy schedule but I would recommend it the first thing to do in Nairobi. I was travelling solo and was a bit insecure most of the time but doing this tour with this cool group and hearing their stories made me inspired and more comfortable navigating around the city. The tour guide will share all the ins and outs of the city in detail, safe areas, what to look for, and many more. The best thing I did in Nairobi. Thanks for an amazing city tour!
Written 16 February 2024
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robertreis1960
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
This was a terrific tour. Our guide was Typhoon and he showed us parts of the city we could never have explored alone. He was passionate about the opportunity he has been given to leave his street life behind and the importance of being a role model to others. It’s a wonderful initiative and we highly recommend the tour.
Written 4 February 2024
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Diana P
4 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
I really recommend this tour. It’s a different, honest and special way to get to know the city center, by getting to know and understand a little bit of the people who live in it. It’s educational, inspiring, interesting, sincere and important everything that happens. It’s a privilege for them to be able to open to us and hear their story.
Written 1 February 2024
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Navigate34152877746
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
The tour was interesting and gave you a worthy insight to the life of people living in Nairobi. We felt safe being surrounded by three guides while we were striving in the Down Town streets. Taifun told his life story and you really felt for him.
Written 1 February 2024
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William H
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Jan 2024 • Couples
After spending more than a week in Nairobi and around Kenya on safari and visiting various different tourist locations, this walking tour was an absolute highlight. We highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to truly understand the daily life of average Kenyans from various socio-economic backgrounds. Our guide was raw, honest and compelling. The tour was authentic, eye-opening and educational on many levels. We ended the tour with lunch and had the opportunity to try various traditional Kenyan dishes which were delicious and filling. We felt safe and able to be ourselves during this tour. Simply do not hesitate to engage in this life-changing tour experience.
Written 29 January 2024
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Shuna
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Jan 2024 • Couples
Our driver was a bit worried...would we be safe? He needn't have been. We were met by Typhoon (everyone has a street name), joined by others 'for security'. We felt 100% at ease and cared for in places where it seemed we were the only tourists. Uptown - Downtown - Midtown, a walk with the guys sharing their stories, fist-bumps and welcomes from loads of people they knew along the way. We were introduced to more Swahili words and listened to how life on the streets and in prison had been until they became role models and guides. As one said 'sharing what happened helps us - it's a bit of therapy.' The Hindu Temple (free food on Fridays), the church (food when there's a wedding to crash), the hang-out spot by the big TV screen, gang living under the bridge and more. A fascinating insight including some of the grimmer aspects of survival told with a great sense of fun. The nickname for Nairobi? Nai robbery! For politics - Politricks. We regretted walking without some cash to buy food for younger kids on the streets now - lots of roadside stalls. It's an easy walk through bustling areas - the stationary empty matatu used as a quiet spot to sit at one point. A genuine insight and 100% recommended. Good luck to you all Nai Nami!
Written 27 January 2024
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Andrew S
6 contributions
Sept 2023 • Solo
Great opportunity to see a different side of Nairobi as told through the eyes of a former street kid himself. Unfortunate stories but also not free from hope. Taking this tour directly supports the lives of the types of children you learn about while also touring an area of the city normally overlooked by tourists.
Written 23 January 2024
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NC H
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
We got to places in Nairobi we otherwise would never see. The story of Quick made us realize that being a kid in the streets of Nairobi is really though. So glad he and the other guys are able to make a living by showing us around.
Written 22 January 2024
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