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“Great family fun” 4 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.
Baltimore, Maryland
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“Great family fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We went to Bomas of Kenya to see and hear the traditional dancing and music. Before the performance we had lunch (pleasant outdoor setting with adequate food) and strolled though the villages on display. There are many, many village compounds from lots of tribes all over Kenya, and we found them fascinating -- although we could have benefited from more information. The performance itself was very enjoyable, with audience members being drawn onto the stage and into the action. The day we attended, the auditorium (which is quite big) was mostly empty, so there was no trouble getting good seats close to the action. I suppose this could be a problem on more crowded occasions.

Visited February 2014
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“Colourful Dance of Kenya”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

A must for the traveller who likes to enjoy the culture of the place. Wildlife surely is the reason people travel to Kenya but missing the dances would be missing a big part of this cheerful country. And then the 'Acrobat' performing. A must see.

Visited February 2014
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New York City, New York
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“This is awkward”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The dancers at Bomas of Kenya look as though they don't want to be present. Everyone looked sad. Considering how empty it was and that it only cost about 7.5USD, the abusive pay is probably the issue. The dancers kept messing up and had no energy. The shop there was a bunch of crap. None of it has hand made and it was expensive. I do not recommend.

Visited January 2014
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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“Fantastic shows”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

it's one of the most enjoyable place around Nairobi. The tour there can be divided into two main attractions: the traditional dances and the tribal villages.
the traditional shows starts at 2:30 on weekdays and 3:30 on weekends. my advice it to start your visit by the shows , Reach bomas 10 minutes before the shows and buy your tickets for 600 KSH (non-resident). during the shows, they offer you a notebook for 200 ksh which describe the different tribal villages and some useful information about the various tribes and houses u r going to during ur visit. so start with the dances , get the book, go around the villages.
there is also a restaurant where u can enjoy a hot meals , snacks and drinks.

Visited January 2014
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Great view...low doors!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I enjoyed the view at Bomas of Kenya, with the historical background given by my guides on the lifestyle of the ancient Kenyans from different tribes. Obama's tribe is also represented in one of the settlements built. My observation is all the doors are way too low, and I wonder why they ever built their doors low! Tip: You'd enjoy it best if you go in the evening.

Visited January 2014
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