Kibera Creative Arts Visit

Nairobi, Kenya

Experience hosted by Philip

3.5 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, transportation, and equipment

What you'll do

1. We will meet at Prestige Mall at Ngong Rd. in front of the supermarket’s entrance.
2. Then we will do a walking tour to multiple iconic spots so that you can capture the essence of Kibera through your lens (the famous Kibera railway, Kibera panoramic view, Kimungu bridge, Laini Saba grounds and finally we will walk through Biashara street until Undugu junction) while listening to Kibera’s history and story of Kibera Creative Arts.
3. After we will grab a boda boda/tuk tuk (local vehicle) to where the organization is based
4. Once we arrive you will visit our music studio where you will be able to engange in any of its activities (produce, record, mix etc.)
5. After visiting the studio we will go for lunch at one of our local restaurants to experience delicious local food (pilau, ugali, dengu, minji, madondo chapati).
6. Finally we will visit our creative workshop where you will meet some of the artists from the various disciplines supported by Kibera Creative Arts. You will also be able to make use of our photo studio if you wish.
7. You will be able to grab another boda boda/tuk tuk back to Prestige Mall to end the visit where we started.

Note: Afternoon session (14:00- 17:30) will not include a meal. Snacks and tea will still be included.

Covid-19: We will respect the government's requirements to protect everyone involved in the experience at all times.
Other things to note
-Please ask for permission prior to taking picture for respect purposes.
-Heavy rains may affect the tour (please confirm with us first)
1. We will meet at Prestige Mall at Ngong Rd. in front of the supermarket’s entrance.
2. Then we will do a walking tour to multiple iconic spots so that you can capture the essence of Kibera through your lens (the famous Kibera railway, Kibera panoramic view, Kimungu bridge, Laini Saba grounds and finally we will walk through Biashara street until Undugu junction) while listening to Kibera’s history and story of Kibera Creative Arts.

What's included

1 of 2 pages
  • Food
    Typical snacks and lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Drinks
    Drinks will be offered while being in the area where the organization is ba...
  • Transportation
    All Boda bodas /Tuk Tuks (local means of transport) needed throughout the v...
  • Equipment
    We have the following available:
    -A fully equipped music studio
    -...

Meet your host, Philip

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 29 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Born and raised in Kibera, I am one of the 4 founders of Kibera Creative Arts. I have spent the last 10 years devoted to empowering my community through the arts.
I am both an entrepreneur in social impact businesses and a musician and producer myself. I studied Music Production at Homeboyz Multimedia Talent Academy, vocals at Kenya Music Conservatoire and piano at Kamata Music School. Moreover, I worked in Sanaa Zote Production as the main music producer.
I have also been involved with several organzations such as Kenya Youth Foundation(KYF), TATUA Kenya, Action Network for the Disabled (ANDY) and GreenCard Mtaani among others.
Born and raised in Kibera, I am one of the 4 founders of Kibera Creative Arts. I have spent the last 10 years devoted to empowering my community through the arts.
I am both an entrepreneur in social impact businesses and a musician and producer myself. I studied Music Production at Homeboyz Multimedia Talent Academy, vocals at Kenya Music Conservatoire and piano at Kamata Music School. Moreover, I worked in Sanaa Zote Production as the main music producer.
I have also been involved…
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more
From $32
/ person
$40 per person
$40 per person
$40 per person
$40 per person
$40 per person
$40 per person

About the organization: Kibera Creative Arts



Kibera Creative Arts (KiCA) is a Community-Based Organization from Kibera which focuses on empowering the community through the arts: Arts and crafts, music, production, dance, theatre, poetry and comedy. Our mission is to reduce the existing barriers in order to unleash the different artistic potentials of the community members by providing them with a solid artistic platform.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Kibera Creative Arts.

Where you'll be

The famous Kibera railway- historic Kiberan railway
Kibera panoramic view- view over Kibera
Kimungu bridge- iconic bridge
Laini Saba grounds- open space with art mural
Biashara street - shopping st in Kibera
Undugu junction - busiest st in Kibera
KiCA Projects- Music studio, Workshop, Rehearsal Space

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 29 reviews.

Sheila
September 2021
Everyone should take the time to do this tour with Philip and the rest of the team. They not only provided a wonderful and in depth tour of the place they live in and love, but their heart-felt and sincere efforts to help the next generation of children with appreciation & skill development for the arts, keeping their history alive. But also, providing a way to stay off the streets, potentially helping them not fall prey to the negative forces at play in the slums, and most importantly providing hope and love. They are doing amazing work with the children with such minimal infusion of money. You will walk away with a heart full of joy even after seeing the living conditions in which no one should have to endure.
Bianca
August 2021
Wow! These guys are really inspiring and doing great things for their community! What an eye opening experience. Definitely recommend this tour for those of you visiting Nairobi. Get involved! Share your knowledge. Be part of the world! And to put anyone’s mind at ease…we felt 100% safe. These guys know everyone in town! So much fun. Thank you! We WILL see you again! Much love
Claudia
April 2021
It was a great tour with Philip and the other guys from the organization. It is an amazing project and helps a lot of people. Thanks for the tour guys and all the insides you gave me.
Khelil
March 2020
It was a learning experience for me as an African. I understood the similarities between my country, Algeria, and Kenya. You also get to meet very talented people who are empowering their local community to achieve success in creative arts. Highly recommended
Nader
March 2020
Definitely go on this experience! Phillip and his colleagues took me on an incredible tour of their home. Kibera is a very unique neighborhood and a vibrant part of Nairobi most visitors never see. I’m very glad I went. I felt safe and comfortable the entire time.
Magda
March 2020
It felt special and authentic. I wouldn’t be able to discover Kibera like this on my own. KICA is an inspiring initiative and am happy to have contributed to it by booking the tour. Philip is a great host, with warm personality, an infectious smile and passion for his community. If you want an off-the-beaten-track experience in Nairobi, this is it.

Choose from available dates

10 available
1 of 2 pages

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Water (although you can easily buy it anywhere)

Sun cream (if sunny)