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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 13 May 2018

Learn about the culture in Kenya. I enjoyed the visit. There is a tour and guide you through the periods of different style of housing.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank H7205ZNdianer
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

The area is easy to enter by car and there was immediately someone to guide you in right direction for entrance. We explored all the bomas and you can easily walk around for all of them. Weather was nice. We also joined the Kenyan dance...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AllanJ221
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Really was an average experience to be frank and kind of out of the way as well. Having visited Nairobi National Museum and Elephant Orphanage I would recommend these sites to someone out enjoying a day in Nairobi.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jacobmar270
Reviewed 6 April 2018

At Bomas you get to experience several different traditional dance performances. There may have been 8-10 different performances. With each dance there was some background information provided which was helpful. Afterwards you can tour traditional living accommodations of the many tribes.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SoloGolo
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

The Bomas are a great way to be introduced to the many cultural communities of Kenya. My favorite had to be the Luhya Boma with its layout. Some of the houses are in disrepair however still amazing resource. The cultural dances are the best i...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Great cultural experience, though it might have been nice to have a guide. Leave plenty of time to work around all of the villages and see the show!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank L E
Reviewed 18 March 2018

I really enjoyed the dance performances of the various groups and their colorful costumes. The final act of a group of male acrobats was excellent and quite funny. Not enough people go to this performance which is a shame I think. Afterwards we walked to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TravelbugVietnam
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Be sure to come for the cultural performance but be prepared for a lengthy show. It clocks in just under two hours and can get a bit repetitive after awhile although it highlights dances from various ethnic groups from around the country. The dancers are...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Fantajan
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Excellent guide explained about tribal life and culture including construction of houses and other buildings that are on display at the Bomas. This was followed by excellent dancing and music from many areas in Kenya. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Nice place to learn a few things about the various communities in Kenya although it didn't look authentic to me (had a visit of some villages in the maasai mara and were more authentic). The dances were rather interesting and quite entertaining. Not so bad...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Andrew W
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
13 August 2018|
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Response from PCH2012 | Reviewed this property |
I was there on a Sat and it was fine
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