Nairobi - What powers Nairobi - exploring the clean energy revolution in Kenya's capital, with special guest Alex

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What powers Nairobi - exploring the clean energy revolution in Kenya's capital, with special guest Alex

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(22 reviews)
Kawangware, Nairobi, Kenya
45 mins

About the tour

Nairobi is a fast-paced city, and in the densely populated informal settlements, energy is needed quickly and efficiently for cooking, lighting, and heating. One organisation, LivelyHoods, a non-profit social enterprise, is bringing affordable clean energy in the form of clean cookstoves and solar-powered lighting and radios to these communities. Explore these communities, and how LivelyHoods is changing the way people cook, light, heat, and power their homes and businesses. Your Heygo guide, Claire, is joined by Alex, a former streetboy, and now a LivelyHoods manager (and also a rapper!), who knows the streets of Nairobi better than anyone else out there, to see how this change happens, and how clean energy is powering small businesses and households in Kawangware, one of Nairobi's largest informal settlements. Make sure you bring your appetite, as we'll be ending with a freshly prepared Nairobi snack!

Meet Claire


Whilst Claire is half French and half English by heritage, she is fully Nairobian by choice, and has been in Kenya for long enough to feel right at home in the city. She has lived and worked in six countries, and has always found adventures wherever she's gone: exploring the artistic and off-limits catacombs in Paris, exploring Mexico's coastline in the back of a pick-up truck, chasing alligators in Tanzania, or sky running in Kenya. But what is the common theme behind everything she does? Talking, sharing, and learning something new, so join her on her Kenyan adventures.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Nairobi with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Nairobi. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Fran A.

03 June 2021

A tour with a conscience. This went some way to show the difficulties faced in developing countries, and how they are adapting to modern technology. Claire was joined by Alex & Mercy from Livelyhoods who explained how they are making a difference to the health of Kenyans. Plus hospitality at the end. A great tour. thanks.

Tunia J.

31 May 2021

Claire and the team provided a superb overview of the unofficial settlement near Nairobi, specifically focusing on the not-for-profit organization providing clean-energy electricity and cooking solutions to the local residents. Walking through the streets and seeing a typical Sunday afternoon was enlightening, as was visiting Mama Kevin's home for tea and snacks. Thank you for sharing this part of the world with the HeyGo community.

Alune (Sénégal🇸🇳) D.

31 May 2021

It was an exiting and excellent experience ! Thank you Claire

Julia Anastasia (Yorkshire, UK) C.

30 May 2021

Meeting the amazing people who support improving the lives of others whilst improving their own is inspiring... an educational and informative tour and a look at how people live in the slums of Nairobi, they may not be rich in money but they are rich in love, energy and life, a vibrant community who welcomed us into their businesses and homes, recommend this tour, thank you xx

Paul B.

30 May 2021

This was so interesting, and I can't recommend it highly enough.

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