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Bomas of Kenya

Langata Rd | Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Ranked #15 of 38 Attractions in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Performances, Specialty Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Each boma (homestead) in this cultural village was built using traditional specifications of myriad...
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Type: Performances, Specialty Museums, Cultural
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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I went here on Friday and it seemed like there were several thousand young school children here....which I will get to later. The dancing was ok, you could tell some of the dancers were pretty new and some we good. Still, it was very interesting to see some traditional dances. One that I thought was odd included an accordian. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were a couple there today with only one other tourist, the rest were a couple of schools. We were not offered a programme so had no idea the nature of dances or where they were from, the announcements were impossible to hear. Poor dances and even worse musicians. Outside the walk round the homes of each tribe, was run... More 

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Excellent site to know varied culture of Kenyan Ethnic Groups. All communities in Kenya are represented here and it is ideal place for a cultural traveler who do not need to visit many places around Kenya but is an information seeker

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Pune
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

They have 1.5 hours Song and dance show which showcases the costumes and dances of at least 15 different tribes of Kenya. We would recommend it in the beginning of your tour so one gets an idea about Kenya. The show started on time- at 2.30 pm. Apart from this they have built the Huts of various tribes of Kenya,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Nice representations of the culture and building styles of the various Kenyan communities. Most of the huts are already looking worn. Great educational visit for the kids though with ample parking space and a little collectors shopping area

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 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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