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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 25 August 2018

The Bomas of Kenya was a great experience if you want to get a taste of the Kenya tribal culture. The performers displayed with excellence various dances and tribal attire. They were creative in including some of the spectators in their performance. The acrobatic performance...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

They have tried to authentically create the villages. There are placards of information at the entrance of each village setting but ou guide revealed more info ( he was Masai) so we had an enriching experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

We spent most of our visit watching the tribal dances and just a few minutes seeing the villages but found the experience very informative and well worth the time to appreciate the history and culture of Kenya.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Oscar M
Reviewed 24 August 2018

A good day out if you want to learn more about the Kenyan tribes and their way of life/living. When I went there were a handful of people there and even though I volunteer in Kenya I was still charged full price even when supplying...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank _isobel13579
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Had a great afternoon at Bomas. Had a tour of the hits from 23 of the Kenyan tribes. Had a knowledgeable commentary from Francis. The cultural song and dance session was very good followed by an outstanding acrobatic group. Fab afternoon and Patrick the driver...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Great place to learn about the different tribes of Kenya and the Kenyan culture. Great for family visit. Hope they change the times because they only operate more in the afternoon. Hope the management maintains the area because there were areas that had been destroyed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Naomi M
Reviewed 10 August 2018

The show was erotic and totally inappropriate. I was embarrassed for the children in attendance which made up most of the audience on a school field day. It was sad that such a show would be embraced by Nairobi. The rest of the village needed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MerrilyB5
Reviewed 5 August 2018

The folk dance performance is definitely something not to miss. An hour of traditional dancing, drums and singing recreated from all corners of Kenya.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 716svenm
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We had a fabulous time at Bomas. The admission fee was good, and included a cultural dance show with it. The encampment included numerous tribal areas, over 30, each with multiple huts and a description of the tribe and how they function. This was a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Durga1047
Reviewed 31 July 2018

It was good to learn and see how different Kenya tribes lived in the past. The houses almost look similar to one another (they were all from Kenya after all) but with its own identity and unique touch. The cultural dance show was amazing. Allow...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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29 August 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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13 August 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
15 August 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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