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“Fun for an afternoon” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bomas of Kenya

Bomas of Kenya
Langata Rd | Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Ranked #14 of 43 attractions in Nairobi
Type: Performances, Specialty Museums
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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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“Fun for an afternoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

I love anything to do with traditional music,dance, or costumes and I purposely seek out entertainment like this when I travel. I knew I'd like this attraction after reading the reviews and I truly did enjoy the performance. It was more professional than I had expected. I thought the entrance fee was reasonable also. There was only one thing that I did not like. I did not like the craft market on the grounds. I thought the vendors were rather aggressive. I think it would be more professional to have an actual shop near the performance hall. The bomas started looking the same to me after about the 3rd village. But I must say that the exhibits were put together well and it was a rather nice walk between the villages. Go to this attraction if you can spare an afternoon in Nairobi.

Visited October 2012
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“Bomas of Kenya”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Dancing was entertaining but difficult to hear narrator. Dancers were energetic and music was good. Bomas (traditional houses ) were interesting.

Visited October 2012
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“Impressive!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Very imposing facility with a lot of space for events and lots of interesting activities and cultural stuff going on. I didn't spend much time here but I'll be back at Christmas with my family when I'm sure there'll be lots of fun stuff to do and see.

Visited August 2012
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“East African Cultural”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Exhibits East African culture and life style of the various tribes of Kenya, thier houses and of tourist attraction. There is a cusltural show and folk dances performed on the weekends. Place of tourist attraction in the outskisrts of Nairbi

Visited April 2012
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“worth visiting to see there culture.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

there are several dances from 2.30 onwards. the offer drinks and it worth a visit once to understand the local culture and dance

Visited October 2012
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