The Kazuri bead Factory an Pottery Center makes and sells leather items, beads, pottery and other crafts handmade by women in difficult circumstances-only two in 1975, when it started and now more than 300 fully employed.
A factory tour here takes about an hour to an hour and a half; during which you will see crafts getting made ‘live’ including seeing pots fired then blazed. This is a must sight while in the Karen neighborhood. It is open daily from 9am to 5pm.
The Giraffe Center is another must-see. Baby giraffes are brought here, brought up here and then released into the wild as ‘married’ couples. This center has an education program to teach and increase awareness about environmental conservation and, of course, the Rothschild Giraffe. It is open every day from 9am to 5:30pm.
The Karen area is only about 20 minutes from The King Post apartments in Nairobi’s Westlands. Click here to see what Capital FM, Kenya’s leading Radio broadcaster has to say about these cute, Swahili-theme apartments.