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Half-Day Cultural Tour to Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi provided by Gracepatt Ecotours Kenya

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Half-Day Cultural Tour to Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi

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  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 20-06-18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-06-18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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    Bomas of Kenya
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Your tour starts by pick you from your Nairobi Hotel or accommodation at 1pm. Here you will experience the rich culture of Kenya’s 42 different ethnic groups as they live on their day-to-day basis. This is clearly demonstrated through traditional dances, music, song, and folklore. There is a splendid arena where acrobatic shows are performed. The Bomas of Kenya put on displays of traditional dancers and spread over many acres, it also has a wonderful display of mud huts and traditional Kenyan homesteads. The Bomas of Kenya is the ideal place to bring energetic children as they can freely run in and out of the traditional houses & mud huts, climb up ladders and generally have a wonderfully active time. These traditional houses are set out in clusters according to the region. The homes are grouped with the first wife's hut, second wife's hut, granary etc and you can see where the livestock are kept and the enormous variety between the huts. Bomas of Kenya was initiated in 1971 after Kenya's independence (1964) and it is run by the Kenyan Government and aims to promote Kenya's rich cultural heritage. In addition to the main attractions (the dancers and the traditional homesteads), there is also a large, wooden play area for young children, a small, low-key village of craft shops and other attractions.
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Duration
5h
Inclusions
  • Visit to Bomas of Kenya
  • Professional English speaking guides
  • Pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and drop-off to your hotel
  • Entry/Admission - Bomas of Kenya
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Barbara Krause wrote a review Jun. 2020
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A must visit experience in Nairobi to the Bomas with the display of 23 African Tribal homes from Kenya learning about their Culture and afterwards the splendid varied and entertaining Tribal Dances from many regions of Kenya was captivating to watch.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Patrick K, Guest Relations Manager at Half-Day Cultural Tour to Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi
Responded Sep. 1, 2020
Thank you Kenyan for giving us an opportunity to serve you and taking you time to write a awesome review. We are happy you enjoyed the great experience at Bomas of Kenya. We look forward to meeting and serving you again in the near future
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Astrid S wrote a review Jan. 2020
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I enjoyed my experience visiting the village and then the Bomas of Kenya. My driver Francis was very informative on sharing his knowledge on Nairobi. And as a bonus because of a traffic jam he took me through Kibera area also known as the slums. Asante sana Francis.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Patrick K, Owner at Half-Day Cultural Tour to Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi
Responded Jan. 26, 2020
Thank you Astrids for dropping your review here on our page . Asante sana Francis keep up the good work.
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anupam l wrote a review Nov. 2019
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Must visit when in Nairobi! Easiest and most interesting way to understand the culture and history of Kenya. The dance performances will blow your mind by sheer perfection.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Patrick K, Owner at Half-Day Cultural Tour to Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi
Responded Nov. 11, 2019
Thank you Anupaum for writing a beautiful review of your visit to the Bomas of Kenya. For sure you learn so much about our culture at the Bomas and get a moment to enjoy the dance performance.
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Edna B wrote a review Aug. 2019
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Francis was available to take us on a journey booked only one hour before start time. The Bomas are all similar in that the have a husband quarters, 1st wife, 2nd wife, 3rd wife, married son, unmarried son, and granaries. The difference is in the construction, using the
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from GraceChege, General Manager at Half-Day Cultural Tour to Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi
Responded Aug. 13, 2019
Thank you so much Edna for giving us chance to serve both of you. We are really grateful you had a quality moment with our driver guide Francis as your learned about our Bomas and dancing exhibitions of different regions. We look forward to meeting and serving both of you again in the near future
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Sobia R wrote a review Nov. 2018
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Very educational to see how each tribe lived - you get to see their houses and set-up - however you have to imagine what the people looked like and how they might have gotten on with their daily lives - make sure you take someone along as its very quiet there and one can easily
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Date of experience: September 2018
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