Bomas of Kenya

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Bomas of Kenya was established by the government in 1971 as a subsidiary company of Kenya Tourist Development Corporation as a tourist attraction. It also wanted to preserve, maintain and promote rich and diverse cultural values of various tribal groups of Kenya.

Kenya is a nation rich in culture, which is being threatened by increasing modernity. To combat the loss of this rich heritage, the Bomas of Kenya has put together a series of tribal cultural shows geared towards promoting her rich cultural diversity. It features almost all of the 42 tribes, coming together from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Bomas is a homestead and is located just 12 kilometers from the city centre with numerous homesteads reflecting Kenya’s cocktail of cultures depicting in a traditional village lifestyle.

There are replica homesteads of different tribes built in the compound where visitors can visit after the show.

You will be treated to a rich traditional music and dance show at this cultural centre. Enjoy the rich traditional dances, villages and handicrafts displayed at the Bomas of Kenya and view numerous homesteads reflecting Kenya’s cocktail of cultures which have been faithfully re-created for visitors to see traditional village life. But the greatest excitement during the afternoon is a visit to the display of traditional dancing music and folklore songs performed in splendid arena.

Daily Shows Schedule of Performances

Monday to Friday: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Weekends and Public Holidays: 3:30 p.m. to 5:155 p.m.

Tour cost: US$50 per person

Departs: At 10:30 hrs every day

Tour Duration: 3 hours


  • Rate is based on per person and minimum 2 people required
  • All entry fees, service charge and taxes
  • Pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and drop-off to your hotel
  • Visit to Bomas of Kenya
  • Professional English speaking driver guide
  • Driver’s allowance


  • Minimum of two persons required
  • Meals and drinks, any other sightseeing not included in the package
  • Tips

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