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Bomas of Kenya

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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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Langata Rd | Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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This trip to the Bomas of Kenya was a part of a full day tour that I booked from my hotel and included some other places. The place was interesting and it was nice to see how different communities in Kenya lived. The guide that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great afternoon here while in Nairobi. I would recommend it for a chance to see diverse tribal dances and check out the model villages. We are on a short trip and wont have a chance to visit villages in different parts of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maribel F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place to understand diverse culture of various ethinic groups of Kenya at one place. We first attended the dance performance showing the dances and music of various ethinic. groups of Kenya. Dances are mostly performed by children accompanied by drums , the most common...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ashok P
Reviewed December 7, 2018

I couldn't have been more positively surprised with Bomas of Kenya! There is an amazing display of the huts of 23 different Kenyan tribes, where you can walk around and enter by yourself. Each tribe is unique and there is an explanatory sign for each...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 4, 2018

I am travelling in the off season so there were not too many people in the audience and despite this the dancers were spectacular, they were so energetic it was incredible. I enjoyed getting a bit of information about the dance, the region and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lillipang
Reviewed December 2, 2018

Interesting to see how many lived among various tribes. Why did "grandma" have a hut closest to the opening into the area ... in case a lion decided to visit and she would greet them first. Size of house according to the wife number... 1,2,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Richard T
Reviewed November 28, 2018

I applaud and thank the effort to organize and show the cultural richness of the original ethnic groups of Kenya. Perhaps the only improvement would be the appearance and maintenance of the facilities.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David G
Reviewed November 24, 2018

It was interesting looking at the display huts but the dance show was boring. Each dance was 10 minutes long and there was a lot of talking in between. I ended up leaving during the show.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lovetoboogieboard
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

This places showcases all the living arrangements for 23 of Kenya’s tribes. It’s an amazing thing to see. Very interactive walking tour. The dance show was beyond amazing. The signing,the rhythms,everything. It’s cost about 10 US dollars to see the dance show but the walking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeeleigh
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Our last day in Africa did not disappoint. We had tears. The theater was beautiful, the sound went through your soul, and oh the performers. The performers/show was so energetic. The history of the dances were well explained and the enthusiasm of the performers undying....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bonny M
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Andrew W
August 29, 2018|
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Response from michaelmO1515HB | Reviewed this property |
Yes we did the same tour where we booked the visit through tour agent Tsavo Cats Tour and safaris. Our team of 7 persons were taken from our apartment from Komarok Narobi on time and had the best dancing culture and dinner... More
August 13, 2018|
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Response from PCH2012 | Reviewed this property |
I was there on a Sat and it was fine
Dylan B
August 15, 2017|
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Response from Myview2020 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry for the delay in my response. Network issues, could not download the link I was sent. We were there in June 2017 on a Saturday (I recall Mon-Fri schedule is the same & then there is a minor diff in the Saturday... More