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Address: Langata Rd | Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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+254 724 288044
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Each boma (homestead) in this cultural village was built using traditional...

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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Awesome Cultural Experience

I had the challenge of choosing a dinner venue for my colleagues who were visiting. The cultural experience at the cottages and the African cuisine at the Utamaduni Restaurant was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 2, 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

I had the challenge of choosing a dinner venue for my colleagues who were visiting. The cultural experience at the cottages and the African cuisine at the Utamaduni Restaurant was the icing on the cake. I loved it. Would definitely come again!

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Burlington, Vermont
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

We went on a weekday during low season and the place was abandoned. The ticket seller told us there would be people at the huts to explain and show us about how each tribe lives/lived in their traditional houses. This did not happen. My daughter and I had the place to ourselves, only saw two tourists the whole time we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

This place opens and closes as follows: Monday to Friday - 2.30pm to 4.00pm Weekends and Public Holidays - 3.30pm to 5.15pm Later you are taken for a tour to the traditional villages. They have a restaurant with a great dishes. You can eat local foods and international ones but expect much of the local cuisine.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Not well attended, nor are the seats comfortable but the dance, costumes and music were superb. What i liked most is all of the performers truly looked like they enjoyed their performance,

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We got there a bit too early, thinking there was a lot to do. At 1200 hours the place was deserted. Our Grandaughter played in the adventure playground (Just a park really). It was gated and entrance fee of 50KES. I didn't mind that and staff were so nice fetching me a chair. There was even a face paint artist... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

Let's just say: I learnt a lot about my culture than my grandmother had taught me. I was impressed with how the first wife in all the community was respected. Good time to visit - morning or late evenings. It can get very hot at midday making it hard to move from one community to another. They have African dances... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

there is nothing to write about that worth the time and effort getting to the place,there is no tour guide

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

I visited Bomes of Kenya on quite a rainy day. The visit to the sample houses is really interesting and fun. The dances were not quite what I expected, as the dance hall was quite empty and the dancers were all the same people (about 10) only changing some attires before dancing another song. I would have liked to read... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

The shows they put on are amazing for sharing culture. They also have life size homesteads set up from the different tribes in Kenya. Great place to visit.

Thank Philip M
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

I have on occasional basis held functions at Bomas and I really like the place. Bomas of Kenya is only place you can really feel that you are actually in kenya especially when they are having the cultural events. Congratulations to Lynette for her exemplary services to all customers and hard work that she really pursues to ensure all events... More 

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