We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Langata Rd | Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
Phone Number:
+254 724 288044
Website
Today
08:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$69.00*
and up
Half-Day Cultural Tour of Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi
More Info
US$100.00*
and up
Nairobi National Park, Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center, Karen Blixen Museum...
More Info
US$80.00*
and up
Best Of Nairobi Day Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 331 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 130
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Highly recommended cultural attraction

If you want a deeper sense of culture in Kenya, this is the place to get it. Bomas shows you examples of how each tribe lived in Kenya, and you can compare the styles of their... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Robyn S
,
Louisville, Kentucky
Add Photo Write a Review

331 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 289: English reviews
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want a deeper sense of culture in Kenya, this is the place to get it. Bomas shows you examples of how each tribe lived in Kenya, and you can compare the styles of their villages, homes and domestic lives. One important thing to know is that each tribe presents a dance in a theater before you tour the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Robyn S
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best place to watch and participate in many African dances, variety of Kenyan dishes and so many activities. You should be there.

Helpful?
Thank Veroniq254
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here a long time ago and I was great to see the changes/ improvements that had been made. It's always great to be reminded of one' culture. The traditional dances did it for me. The dancers were very enthusiastic and automatically drew me in. Keep up the good job.

Helpful?
Thank gorgeousmarcy
NJ
Level Contributor
79 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Bomas the last day of our Kenyan trip. Since our trip had consisted primarily of game drives, we enjoyed learning about the culture of many of the Kenyan tribes. The guide who took us around the area with the huts from different tribes was very informative and interesting. Upon hearing that my daughter was interested in sharing information... More 

Helpful?
Thank DEL67NJ
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The huts are great and are a lovely peek into times gone by. They could use more interpretation about dressings of the huts and the general cultures. This may be addressed in the tour after the show but as we needed to leave immediately after the show we had to do a self guided tour. I was very grateful to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anita O
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Bomas are homesteads.....there are examples of many of these of Kenya's tribes. This site is a good place to introduce a visitor to Kenyan culture. After walking amongst the various huts and homes, an indoor performance of music and dancing is available. There were not many tourists the day we were there, but the performers were very interesting with colorful... More 

Helpful?
Thank tripp60
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Learning about the various tribes and then seeing the performances afterwards was a very memorable experience. Watch out for the monkeys inside the theater and the baboons outside.

Helpful?
Thank travelgirl140
South America
Level Contributor
749 reviews
498 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

the price is very cheap but they turn charge alot to take you there the best option is to pay a tour and combine it for a whole day tour so you will not pay a huge price dont pay only a tour to go here, either go by your own means or go in a full day tour to... More 

Helpful?
Thank VENEZUELANMD
Tehran, Iran
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017

It's a must to visit in Nairobi. you could visit their historical culture over there. Also there is a very interesting cultural dance and acrobat to join.

Helpful?
Thank Kiarash_Omrani
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We did a great experience, to explore the best place at Nairobi for the Kenya's 43 tribes dancing and meal experience. The fun stated at 2:35 pm just after lunch at the Bomas high restaurant. There was a lot of fun from different Kenya tribes. We shall again and again next time we have out friends back to Kenya .... More 

Helpful?
Thank salesancient W

Travellers who viewed Bomas of Kenya also viewed

 

Been to Bomas of Kenya? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bomas of Kenya and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Nairobi, Kenya
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Bomas of Kenya staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?