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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
+254 20 8891012
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I read reviews about this place being too touristic. Ignore them. This place is such a great initiative and fun interactive intro to the diversity of Kenyan culture. We really enjoyed visiting the homesteads, chatting with the local sellers and staff, and watching the performances....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kekecherie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bomas of Kenya is an open air museum where you can get to see the spaces where the native tribes in the country live. You can explore the entire village on your own without the need for a guide. After 2:30pm, there is always a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rezasattarzadeh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As I have said elsewhere,I am unable to review the tour we booked with viator for some reason. The voucher I bought only covered the truck and driver so total cost was double the expected. We were running late on the tour so only caught...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Killie1953
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have a showcase of Kenyan tribes’ huts. This is interesting, but the best part was the show that happens from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays. There is music and dance, each lasting for around 10 minutes and representing a different Kenyan tradition. It...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank FerTarran
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 January 1, 2019 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
1  Thank Maribel F
Reviewed December 29, 2018

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
1  Thank RebecaHeringer
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
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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