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“Nice lesson in Kenyan history”
Review of Bomas of Kenya

Bomas of Kenya
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Half-Day Cultural Tour of Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi
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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.
Reviewed April 4, 2014

I would recommend Bomas if you need some down time. There were traditional villages to visit and take pictures of. They all started looking the same after awhile. We then went inside to watch the dancing. You were able to buy cold drinks for the show.

The show was interesting, some dances were better than others. The acrobatic team though was incredible and worth the wait. Nice place to take the family.

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

I like to learn more about local culture when I travel, but unfortunately, the dance performance seemed staged and the dancers unenthusiastic.

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

There are 3 things here - 1. several example villages for some Kenyan tribes (First wife's grass house, 2nd wife's grass house, young men's grass shack, cattle corral etc.), 2. a large circular theatre with a domed roof that handles conferences and has a rather disappointing heritage musical show aimed at tourists (but with great acrobats), 3. A restaurant (average). There is a small entry fee and they want to charge even for using the picnic space. It seems most of their revenue must come from holding weddings on the grounds or conferences under the dome. We stopped in after visiting Karen Blixen House and the Baby Elephants, but nothing at the Bomas worth making a special trip to see.

Thank g r
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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.

Thank Wanderlust777
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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.

Thank Vijay B
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