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Address: Langata Rd | Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: +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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Interesting. Could do with more interesting stuff.

I visited Bomes of Kenya on quite a rainy day. The visit to the sample houses is really interesting and fun. The dances were not quite what I expected, as the dance hall was quite... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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ilorin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

there is nothing to write about that worth the time and effort getting to the place,there is no tour guide

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Bomes of Kenya on quite a rainy day. The visit to the sample houses is really interesting and fun. The dances were not quite what I expected, as the dance hall was quite empty and the dancers were all the same people (about 10) only changing some attires before dancing another song. I would have liked to read... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The shows they put on are amazing for sharing culture. They also have life size homesteads set up from the different tribes in Kenya. Great place to visit.

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Thank Philip M
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have on occasional basis held functions at Bomas and I really like the place. Bomas of Kenya is only place you can really feel that you are actually in kenya especially when they are having the cultural events. Congratulations to Lynette for her exemplary services to all customers and hard work that she really pursues to ensure all events... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to take guests to see a wonderful display of dancing. The gymnastics display we saw, was breath taking, the moves were spectacular! After the show there is the option to walk around local villages, which have been out there for tourists to see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We throughly enjoyed Bomas! We watched the native dances and acrobatic show and then toured the grounds and full size replicas tribal villages.

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Thank ctbernstein
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The traditional dances provide great insight to the cultures of the different regions. Worth a visit! No need to spend more than 30 minutes perusing the villages - they look similar after the first few.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

There is a restaurant above a bar with a great view and lovely food. You can also watch african dance and costumes every afternoon and get familiar with their culture.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

For the price you pay to get in, it's worth it. However, the villages all looked the same after awhile and the dance show was very very long. There was one point where it seemed like the story of one dance just dragged on and on. We didn't stay until the end because it wasn't exciting enough to keep our... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Nice way to wind down the day after an early morning visit to Nairobi National Park and a nice lunch. We watched a cultural performance and visited the bomas and had a nature walk.

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