Kibera Walking Art Tour

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Look beyond the stereotypes and see Kibera through the eyes of the young artists that live there – this tour is guided by an art collective made up of around 15 local artists who all grew up in Kibera.

On this tour, you will be shown the educational murals and urban art that is dotted throughout Kenya’s largest informal settlement. You will get to visit and talk with local artists and art collectives, whilst sampling their favourite street foods along the way.

You will also get the chance to visit the studio and hear their stories of life-long love affairs with art, and their efforts to utilise this passion to improve the lives of our community. By joining this tour you too will be supporting these extraordinary efforts.

 

Location:

  • Kibera, Nairobi

Price Includes

  • Walking Tour
  • Guide
  • Some Snacks

Price Excludes

  • Transport to and fro the place
  • Any private expenses
  • Tips

Impact Created

  • Empowerment of the CommunityKibera, being one of Africa's largest informal settlements, faces various socio-economic challenges. The art community in Kibera provides a platform for local artists to express themselves creatively, empowering them to share their stories and aspirations through art.
  • Supporting Artists with a dreamThe founder is only 21, with a beautiful dream of expanding and supporting his fellow community. Your support raises funds to support artists as well as paying school fees and rent.
  • Tourism DiversificationArt tours in Kibera offer a unique and authentic experience for tourists seeking something beyond traditional sightseeing. Making your travels meaningful.
  • SustainableThe collective’s art is created using recycled metal and materials. Reusing and upcycling these materials is great for the environment while raising awareness of this type of art.
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1st:Meet at Kibera

Meet outside the shopping centre in Jamhuri estate (maps location can be provided)

2nd:Tour Kibera

Then walk through Kibera together, visiting various murals, art collectives, artist’s houses and studios, and stopping to eat snacks at our favourite street vendors

3rd:Purchase local art

Along the way, there will be multiple opportunities to purchase local art to take home with you.

4th:Finish tour

Then will finish the tour near to Olympic stage, where you can easily call an Uber/taxi or take a matatu to your next destination.

FAQ's

Minimum Age

13 years and older can attend this with an adult.

What should I wear/ bring?

Comfortable shoes are mandatory. Comfortable clothing and a hat. Recommended to carry a water bottle with you. Cash if you wish to purchase art work.

How long is this tour?

Between 2 – 3 hours.

What is the purpose of an art tour in Kibera?

An art tour in Kibera aims to provide visitors with an immersive cultural experience, showcasing the vibrant art scene within the community. It allows visitors to engage with local artists, learn about their stories, and support their artistic endeavors while seeing Kibera.

Can I purchase artwork during the art tour?

Yes, certainly. Buying artwork not only supports the artists financially but also allows you to bring home a meaningful and unique piece of Kibera’s artistic expression.

Are art workshops or classes included in the tour?

Yes, this can be done as an add-on, ask us and we can add it on!

Is it safe to visit Kibera for an art tour?

While Kibera has its own unique challenges, the art collective and your guides will ensure a safe and secure experience for visitors. It’s essential to follow the guidance of your local guide and adhere to any safety instructions provided.

How does the art tour benefit the local community?

The art tour benefits the local community in several ways. It provides economic opportunities for artists, supports community development initiatives, promotes cultural preservation, and fosters cross-cultural understanding.

The revenue generated from art sales and tourism activities often goes back into the community to fund education, healthcare, and infrastructure projects.

Can I interact with the local artists and ask them questions?

Absolutely! Interacting with the local artists is one of the highlights of the art tour. Feel free to ask questions, engage in discussions about their art, techniques, inspirations, and the community itself. It’s an excellent opportunity to gain insights directly from the artists themselves.

Can I contribute to the community beyond the art tour?

Yes, you can contribute to the community beyond the art tour by supporting local initiatives, such as purchasing crafts or artworks, donating to community organizations, or spreading awareness about the art community in Kibera. Your continued support can make a lasting impact on the lives of the artists and the community as a whole.

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We did the Kibera art tour via T4P and it was amazing! Shammi was quick to respond and get the tour set up and was always on hand to answer any questions. The tour itself was great and felt like an authentic way to see this part of Nairobi.

Saviour our tour guide was lovely and showed us around the murals, studios and Kibera. It was a really great way to spend couple hours.

July 11, 2023