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Address: Langata Rd | Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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+254 724 288044
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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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Bomas of Kenya

A great place to eat reasonably and enjoy the tour. Very informative about the different tribes. A must visit!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bomas of Kenya is situated Lang'ata road off juction of Karen and Ongata Rongai, i after the bridge before Nakumat super market there is junction going to Bomas. What I like most the place is surrounded by big trees which brings fresh air, you can have picnic and get very nice pictures with your camera. All the tribes from Kenya... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bomas of Kenya is in Karen, south Nairobi. We went there to see the dancers. The experience consists of 2 elements - the dance performance and a walk in the little park where they have built various examples of african huts. I would say that the huts are more interesting then the dance. First, the space for dancers is way... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to eat reasonably and enjoy the tour. Very informative about the different tribes. A must visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bomas of Kenya (conventional farm houses) is a tourist village, about 10 km south of Nairobi city center, towards Nairobi National Park. It was conceived and planned by Barrack Obama Sr. (father of American 44th President, Barrack Obama) in 1971 in his capacity as Head of KTDC (Kenya Tourism Development Corporation) in Kenyan Government. Bomas (homesteads/ traditional huts) is in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 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 15 December 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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