Slum visitation are rare by most tour companies but having the plight of people living in the areas in our heart eye contact safaris introduced the slum tours upon request a short tour between 2 to 4 hours can be arranged if requested.
Among the notable slum visits is kibera slums. Kibera Slums is ranked the second largest slum is sub Saharan Africa second to Soweto slums in South Africa. The name ‘Kibera’ is a Nubian word for ‘forest.’ The original settlers were Sudanese soldiers who settled there after fighting for the British in World War One. The Kibera Slums is located in an area 5 Kilometers South East of City Centre Nairobi. It is the most populated informal settlement in East Africa, housing about one third of Nairobi’s population.
Its roughly 2.5 Kilometers squared with an estimated population of over 1 million people. There are no permanent residential buildings over a single storey. The average home size in Kibera is 3 meters by 3 meters, with an average of five persons per dwelling. Urban services such as water or sanitation are minimal.
There is an average of one pit latrine for every 50 to 200 people, save to the new latrines recently built by donors. Eco-toilet Bio-gas plants are under construction within Kibera Slums which will use human waste as its raw material for the production of gas for both cooking and lighting 200 households once it is fully operational.