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Bomas of Kenya

Langata Rd | Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Ranked #12 of 42 Attractions in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Performances, Specialty Museums
Owner description: Each boma (homestead) in this cultural village was built using traditional specifications of myriad Kenyan tribes; through architecture, crafts, music... more » 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. « less
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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I visited Bomas of Kenya on my first day in the country. It was refreshing to walk around the park in the open air, move at a leisurely pace, and get used to the new time zone. I walked through the displays of traditional homesteads with a guide from my safari company, and she gave me an excellent informational talk.... More

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

'Bomas of Kenya', which we visited just over a year ago, is supposedly an open-air museum of Kenyan culture, and it does contain quite a number of buildings around the site that are representative of rural tribal culture as it used to be – but the so-called 'cultural' song-and-dance spectacle it puts on for visitors becomes more and more questionable... More

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Way too touristy and fake, not worth the trip or the 600ksh. Would recommend skipping this. The restaurant is also overpriced and terrible.

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New Plymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The variety of dances exhibited is fascinating, the acrobats well worth the entry price, and the traditional villages of each tribe in Kenya out the back, very interesting. I found the taboos on building the huts particularly interesting - some tribes had an all male building crew, some had both men and women, and a few had an all female... More

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durham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The hotel booked this excursion for me and there are mixed reviews. Overall I felt I came away with a deeper knowledge of African and Kenya tradition that I often reference but the event wasn't as impressive as I was expecting. The grounds are nice and have potential. Seeing the traditional homes was the most rewarding but it was my... More

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Tehran, Iran
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Bomas was overall a good experience, but you should remember that if you order food, it will take a long time to get to you seeing the dances is fine but all the performers are the same and wear the same costume so this takes away some of the vibes. the lighting at the dance arena is very bad and... More

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NYC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The various dance programs from different ethnic groups within Kenya are a treat to watch. The performers interact with the audience very well. There are also sample huts made from different materials depending on when/where they are from. It's probably best to go with a guide to see these huts after the show instead of on your own b/c there... More

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Constanta, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Bomas are very interesting to see and can be done in one hour. From 3-5 pm there is a show featuring dances from different tribes. This was my favorite part of the visit. We also had lunch at the restaurant. It was ok.

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mumbai
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Bomas of Kenya was a big let down. We had gone with lot of expectations to learn about Kenyan culture but all it had were few dances & 1 or 2 musical pieces. Then there were samples of the huts in which the kenyans were leaving. but all that was pretty average. One can easily give a miss to this... More

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Buyukcekmece, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

African houses are nice, half an hour is enough to see those houses, better thing to do is seeing live dance performance! I could not stop my self dancing at my place!

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