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“Trying local (Kenyan)” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bomas of Kenya

Bomas of Kenya
Langata Rd | Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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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.
Nairobi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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“Trying local (Kenyan)”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

The eating area is lovely. The view is great, with warthogs roaming. The food was pretty average except for the nyama choma, (barbecued goat meat). That was finger licking good! Sadly it took forever and the food was brought out in dribs and drabs. The cultural dancing was interesting for the kids.

Visited January 2013
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Mombasa, Kenya
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“Diverse culture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Its located in the outskirts of Nairobi,one kilometer from the animal orphanage and the Nairobi national park.We were treated to exciting traditional music and dances.We also viewed traditional homesteads of the various communities in Kenya.

Visited March 2012
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Ventspils, Latvia
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“fairly impressive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

nice set of traditional homes, fun dancing show, attractive grounds. wish there was more info but the booklet helps and is worth getting. staff were professional.

Visited January 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“A surprising find, well worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

What a cool place. When I went there were hardly any other visitors there, and I could quietly walk between all the little villages, and pop into all the huts.

The bonus was the daily dance performance starting around 2 (I think). I arrived just in time and saw some amazing displays of "traditional" African dance.

Just go. You won't be disappointed.

Visited September 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Took my mother on her birthday”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Bomas of Kenya is a lovely place to go, for foriegners and locals, from all walks of life. It is also a fabulous place to go with family member of all ages. The only thing that is regrettable at time is the delapitated houses that are damaged by rain, and also at times the lacklaster behaviour of the guides. However the traditional dances are great! They are performed at the auditorium which itself is a marvelous work of art. Anyone going out of genuine interest of cultures and music should go, but do not expect a friendly or helpful service.

Visited July 2012
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