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Bomas of Kenya

Address: Langata Rd | Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Ranked #47 of 126 Activities in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Performances, Specialty Museums, Theater & Concerts, Museums
Owner description: Each boma (homestead) in this cultural village was built using traditional specifications of myriad...
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Type: Performances, Specialty Museums, Theater & Concerts, Museums
Owner description: Each boma (homestead) in this cultural village was built using traditional specifications of myriad Kenyan tribes; through architecture, crafts, music and dance this village serves to preserve Kenyan culture.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Walking through the traditional homesteads of the various ethnic groups of the people of Kenya was interesting. it was so educational. The traditional dances in the auditorium left my friend wishing for more. She was from America, being her first time in Kenya, she was very impressed, for she had never experienced such.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A bunch of huts to see one after other. It gets a little boring. I wish there was some interaction. Price is a little too high for Non-Tanzanians and if you miss dance time in the welcome center.. well, it gets monotonous.

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Kannnapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I loved the authenticity of the homes and the dances! A variety of food and beverages were available for purchase while enjoying the show!

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East London, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great taste of Kenyan culture. Traditional homestead on show with clear descriptions for each people group and tribal tradition. A book can be bought at the show. Plan to go after the show if you want a guided tour - tour included in show ticket price. Show was great but with just 15 people viewing in a 3000 seater auditorium... More 

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Don't miss it, don't miss it. Give yourself enough time to go around the different villages before the show starts and make sure that your camera fully charged, you will enjoy recording everything.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Just about 3 hrs- super value for money if u r visiting Nairiobi...just off langata road, bomas offers a great feel and experiece of the local music and cutlure... African music can be at its best when u r at bomas..the 15 -20 min acrobatic show at the end is amazing....try in out when u r in Kenya...plan this along... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I think this is a very nice place to go, it not exactly luxury but that lets you know that it is authentic.

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Every thing you would like to know about the music and culture all in one area, the houses from majority of the Kenyan tribes and some explanation of the culture, serves well to teach foreigners some history of who we are as a country and where we are from. The costs are very very reasonable as well.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We were here the first day of our trip. In our jet-lagged state, Bomas of Kenya provided a "good enough" introduction to East Africa. The program of native dances was over-long and a bit repetitious. The collection of representative "traditional homesteads" is impressive... but also a bit repetitious, and short on explanation. The most fun thing was to see an... More 

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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Bomas offers you a glimpse of the different tribal dances of Kenya; the country is home to roughly 50 tribes, and the Bomas put on a 1.5 hour show of some really great dancing and acrobatics to showcase its country's heritage! After the show, you can wander around recreations of various tribal huts and it is a great way of... More 

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