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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

(2016) WOW! The walk through the village replicas from the 40+ tribes was wonderful to do while waiting on the show. Ate at the local restaurant, as well. The actual show was perfect! Loved the dancers, musicians and music! Saw a wild baboon that was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ajaandtheglobe
Reviewed 1 week ago

This truly made for a great experience. The dancers had an incredible energy and facial expressions. Before each dance there was an explanation explaining the tribe it belonged to and the context. There is even plenty of chances for the audience to get involved and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MissCLane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bomas of Kenya is an amazing place to visit. They showcase different Kenyan culture heritage from the tribal huts to dance performances that are done in the afternoon. The activities are quit interesting and fascinating!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mercy N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here en route to the airport for our departure and enjoyed seeing the Kenyan dancers and music.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gm S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent visit, had some wonderful photos to turn into posters. A wonderful experience see how people used to live and hearing the history.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TAMZIN32
Reviewed February 14, 2019 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 February 3, 2019 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 January 28, 2019 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
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Reviewed January 18, 2019 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 January 16, 2019

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
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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
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August 13, 2018|
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Response from PCH2012 | Reviewed this property |
I was there on a Sat and it was fine
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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
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