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Eclectic Public Transportation

Eclectic Public Transportation

2 reviews
We'll travel together to the workshop where matatus are born. Interact with the artists, designers, fabricators, and engineers responsible for the construction and outfitting of these quirky mini-vans. Next we climb aboard an operational matatu for a 90-minute voyage before lunch, where a driver or conductor will…
6 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Equipment, Transportation, Drinks, Food
Hosted in

What's included

Simple local Kenyan cuisine Roadside restaurant where Kenyans have affordable meals
1 bottle of mineral water There are scheduled bathroom breaks, but keep in mind all toilets are not created equal
Transportation We'll meet at and return to Junction Mall
1 mask for industrial area The workshop is dusty

Your host



An American living my dreams in Africa, I have years of experience as a singer, actress and writer in Africa. My husband Douglas, born and raised in Nairobi, is a matatu expert and will be your guide.

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Where you'll be

We'll visit the industrial area of Nairobi to see firsthand how matatus are built and furnished. Then we'll take a matatu and witness people entering and exiting, conductors yelling to attract clients, directing traffic, etc. Observe how they operate as you enjoy the sights and sounds of Nairobi.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Expect to share what Kenyans experience every day on a matatu ride that is full of adrenaline, loud music, and ordinary passengers. Avoid carrying expensive gadgets and bulky handbags. Just like any trip on public transport through a busy African city, you'll need to dress comfortably and modestly, avoid taking valuables, and be alert. We'll be in a group so if we stick together and you listen to your host then there's no reason you should have a problem.
Eclectic Public Transportation
2 reviews
From $138/person
2 reviews
From $138/person