About Kazuri Beads Factory

The Kazuri Beads Factory had its humble beginnings in 1975 as a tiny workshop experimenting with hand made crafted ceramic beads. The entire mission of Kazuri is empowerment by providing sustainable employment opportunities for disadvantaged members of Kenyan society, mainly single women. The handcrafted jewelry focuses intensely on Kenya's culture and wildlife, making it a prime location for the most unique of souvenirs. Its name 'Kazuri' translates to 'small and beautiful' in Swahili, living up to that name with the astounding choice of beads of various hues, designs, and sizes.

Must See

Various types of ceramic jewelry and home goods are sold within the factory.

How to reach

By bus, take Line 24 or 24C to Kazuri Beads Factory. The factory is just at a short distance of 5 Km from the city center.


  • Be sure to purchase beads and pottery as souvenirs from here.
  • The factory is usually closed on Sunday so try to visit in the weekdays to witness the making of Nairobi's iconic ceramic jewelry.

Visit Time

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 8.30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Note: The factory is closed on Sunday but the shops may be open.

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours


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