Storytelling Tour with former Street Children - in Nairobi - LikeALocal Guide

Storytelling Tour with former Street Children


37 USD

Inspirational storytelling tour in Nairobi Downtown, guided by former street children. Learn from their street skills and hear their captivating life stories.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English
Tour by Godfrey

We are Godfrey, Cheddaz, Donga and Mrembe from Mathare slum. We are former street children, who founded together with a Swiss and an Indian a social enterprise called Nai Nami. Our aim is to create new job opportunities for unemployed youth from slums by working as tour guides. We offer inspirational storytelling tours in Nairobi Downtown, where we share our life stories and teach survival skills for the streets.

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  • Get the real insights into the street life of local youth
  • See Downtown, the real local side of the city centre you won't visit yourself
  • Max. 2 guests per guide to facilitate an intimate and inspiring exchange between two different worlds
  • Social Impact: By booking the tour you give disadvantaged youth an opportunity for a job and an income

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Nai Nami is a Storytelling tour taking place in the heart of Nairobi Downtown in the city centre (not slum!). Your guides are school drop-outs and former street children who raised themselves at an early age in those streets.

During a 3-hour walking tour in the city centre, your personal guides will make you experience their so-called former “home” and share with you their captivating life stories connected to the places you visit. They will tell you how they ended up in the streets, show you how they survived, teach you their street skills, give you the real local insights and inspire you with their ghetto-energy.

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. We will have max. two guests per guide to facilitate an inspiring exchange.

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What’s included & not included

  • personal guide (max. 2 guests per guide)
  • local lunch at a Kibanda
  • soft drinks
  • alcoholic drinks
  • hotel pick-up

Meeting point

In front of Bata Shop at Hilton Hotel (bata shop hilton hotel)

Reviews from travellers (8)


Great and different experience
I had a great time and found my guide Mrembe to be very professional. This tour opened my eyes to a different part of Nairobi and allowed me to see and explore areas I wouldn’t have felt comfortable to visit on my own.

I never felt pressured or unsafe during the tour and ending with some local cuisine was a great. All the guides were very open and willing to answer and questions you had about anything.

It was definitely an eye opening experience and highlighted some obvious differences between what I take for granted in my own country.

5/5. Highly recommend this trip. Asante sana. 🤙🏼
The tour was simply amazing. We were able to see and know a part of Nairobi city that would be impossible to see without this tour. Guides were pontual, extremely professionals and made us feel completely safe. Each person has a guide for its one which give us a lot of protection. They explained us a lot and answered all our questions. I deeply recommend this tour.
Extraordinary experience
As a white man living in Nairobi some parts of the city are so called "no go areas".This tour gave me the unique oportunity to enter another "world" of Nairobi accompanied by a guide who realy knows well the old town giving me a new view to the people and their living. The stories that he shared with me had been impressive and made me feel very near to the reality that he had been living along many years as a street kid in the downtown area. Important for me was also that I felt safe during the whole visit.Very intresting and impressive!
Klemens (from Germany)
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