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“well worth a visit” 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.
Oxford, United Kingdom
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“well worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is my second visit to Bomas of Kenya: I first went 10 years ago. It still stands out as a very good venue to visit if you are in Nairobi and you want to get a taste of Kenyan culture. There are traditional homesteads to visit, and a really entertaining, funny and educational dance show. The buildings are all round, inspired by traditional Kenyan architecture. We also ate there: the food was very good and the setting of the restaurant is quite dramatic, with wide views over the forested hills.

Visited July 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Culture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The place is very nice and clean, the shows consist of different ethnic dances, very cultural enriching and they have a restaurant. You can have your meal while watching the shows. After that you can visit the "bomas", the tradicional houses from the different villages of Kenya, which are made with mud bricks, wood and corrugated steel sheets. Very nice place to visit!

Visited August 2013
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nairobi
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“Authentic Cultural Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

for those who have never experienced the traditional African way of life and the versatile dances this is not a place to be missed.

Visited May 2013
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São Paulo, Brazil
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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“Good overview of Kenyan culture”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Nice afternoon listening to African songs and getting to know the Kenyan culture. The place is simple but we have enjoyed it. Good representation of the typical vilas.

Visited July 2013
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kenya nai
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“Needs profesional to manage”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

A worthy place but left managed poorly interms of an attraction poor services gardens not well kept the traditional home are not maintained

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