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Bomas of Kenya

Langata Rd | Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Ranked #11 of 43 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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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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nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

boom boom boom it was around 1.30 pm and we had our picnic lunch at the bomas of Kenya lashy gardens . the music and shouts from the dances made us feel wao we need to join them bomas of Kenya is one of the best place to have an excursion when you are in Nairobi hotels here you will... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were squeezing this in between a couple of other things and I certainly didn't leave enough time. The dancing show was fantastic, even though I only got to see about half. Needs some work on the announcement system, as it was almost impossible to decipher what the introduction was. Music was fine though. I only got to stop at... More

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Sheffield, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It's some time since I visited Bomas of Kenya with a family party. But I agree entirely with the review by 'Harlan8;. The dances are entertaining if you don't know much about Kenyan traditions and the huts also. But the whole show lacks full authenticity. Still, not a bad afternoon out

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our 4 year old loved the traditional dancing (especially the acrobatic dancers) and sat enthralled through the whole show. Then both our 4 and 2 year olds loved exploring the mud and straw huts of the many different models of traditional villages. They were a bit disappointed that you had to pay to get on the playground (which I refused... More

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

There are the same dancers doing the various dances. I thought there would be dancers from each tribe. It was no terrible, but not really that amazing. I saw better dancers elsewhere. The huts are a waste of time, they all look pretty much the same.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Cool traditional dance performances but I could only hear the soloist. Need stage microphones to capture what the rest of the group are singing.

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Sungai Petani, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

this was another interesting visit as we got to see many different tribal homes on display and to see cultural show of many different tribes including a humorous acrobatic show. The building where this show takes place is a marvel in construction - using very long logs in the roof.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

no wildlife, no view, just some old african huts and african dances waste of money and time because remember every where you go in Kenya tourists have a speical higher fee :)

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

It was an amazing experience perfect for knowing the different tribes of Kenya. I enjoyed the different dances and music of Kenya. The acrobat show was amazing. If you want to know different tribes this is like a one stope shop for knowing the village styles and the overall peek a boo at their culture in one shot. It is... More

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