Bomas of Kenya Day Tour in Nairobi (Tribal Village Visit - Traditional Songs & Dance)
Bomas Kenya Nairobi Cultural Day Tour is a half-day culture tour of Nairobi that gives you insight into the tribes, and culture along with the history of the Kenyan people. The Bomas of Kenya is a tourist village in Langata, Nairobi, and offers you an opportunity to learn and experience the rich diversity of Kenyan traditional music and dance as well as visiting a village constructed to represent elements of each of Kenya’s 42 ethnic groups. This guided tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel in Nairobi followed by a transfer to Bomas of Kenya where you get to learn more about Kenya’s 42 ethnic groups and also watch traditional performances in dance, music, and storytelling. Later you are dropped back to your hotel after the tour.
Beginning and ending from your residence in Nairobi, the tour takes you to the Bomas of Kenya located approximately 10 km (6 miles) from Nairobi Central Business District, 1 km past the main entrance of Nairobi National Park. In the company of a resident guide, you begin by visiting the traditional houses that 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. You can see where the livestock are kept and the enormous variety between the huts.
After our educational tour, we proceeded to an auditorium to watch cultural performances from over 50 different ethnic communities. With live percussion, string, and wind instruments, and diverse, authentic, and energetic dancing, Bomas Harambee Dancers will take you on a journey through Kenya’s past and present. From Western Kenya and the shores of Lake Victoria (Nyanza) through Rift Valley, Central and Eastern Kenya to North-eastern and Coastal Kenya, our daily shows display an array of diverse musical and dance traditions.
Some of the dances you can experience include the impressive Maasai Eunoto dance, the Kikuyu Circumcision dance, the spectacular Chuka drummers, Coastal Sengenya and Gonda dances, the Swahili Taarab, NubiDholuka dance, and many more. From Thursday to Sunday, the daily shows also feature the fabulous Mambo Jambo acrobats, who showcase the best of acrobatics, including balancing, rope skipping, juggling, fire limbo, etc.
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. Schedule of Performances: Monday to Friday: 1430 hours to 1600 hours | Weekends and Public Holidays: 1530 hours to 1715 hours.
After the tour, you are dropped off at your accommodation of choice within Nairobi city limits.
Bomas Kenya Nairobi cultural day tour explores a cultural centre in Langata introducing you to Kenya’s 23 major tribes and their homesteads. Bomas of Kenya is situated 10 km from Nairobi city center and about a kilometer past the main entrance of Nairobi National Park.
The highlight of the Bomas of Kenya tour is a display of traditional dances, acrobatic shows, and a visit to replicas of Kenyan homesteads from twenty-three of the country’s ethnic groups.
Enjoy traditional dances from the local tribes such as Kikuyu, Kalenjin, Luhya, Taita, Masai, Kamba, Kisii, Kuria, Mijikenda, and Luo.
The term Bomas means “homestead”. There are several traditional mud huts each representing one of Kenya’s major ethnic groups. Each traditional house is built to the original traditional architecture of an African home as built by the ancestors.
The traditional dances and acrobatic shows start at 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm during weekdays and 3.30 pm to 5.15 pm on weekends and public holidays.
Bomas Kenya Nairobi Cultural Day Tour Prices
Bomas of Kenya Day Tour Rates Include:
All entry fees, service charges, and taxes + Pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and drop-off to your hotel or residence + Enjoy 15 to 20 traditional dances and songs + visit the traditional African tribal huts & Professional English-speaking guides. All are experts in African wildlife, culture, and tour guiding
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* Monday to Friday: 1430 Hours – 1600 Hours
* Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 1530 Hours – 1715 Hours
* There are 15 to 20 traditional dances and songs performed every day
Bomas of Kenya Day Tour Rates Do Not Include:
* Personal expenses such as drinks, telephone calls, etc
* Visas, international airfares, and airport taxes; meals, and sightseeing not included in the package
* Tips or gratuity for your driver guide, drinks; travelers insurance; laundry, communication charges
* Optional activities; Video filming fees are charged as a supplemental and are payable directly to Bomas of Kenya
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)
Bomas of Kenya FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)
1. Bomas of Kenya is located?
* The Bomas of Kenya is located in Langata, Nairobi, Kenya. It is approximately 10 kilometers from the Central Business District (CBD) and about 1 km away from the Nairobi National Park gate. The exact address is Forest Edge Road, Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
2. When is Bomas of Kenya open?
* The Bomas of Kenya is open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily. The Schedule of Performances: Monday to Friday: 1430 hours to 1600 hours | Weekends and Public Holidays: 1530 hours to 1715 hours
3. What hotels are near Bomas of Kenya?
Some of the hotels near the Bomas of Kenya are:
* Karen Bomas Inn: This hotel is located in Karen, a suburb of Nairobi. It is about 2 kilometers from the Bomas of Kenya. The hotel has a swimming pool, a fitness center, and a restaurant
* The Palace Inn, Karen: This bed and breakfast is also located in Karen. It is about 3 kilometers from the Bomas of Kenya. The bed and breakfast has a garden and a terrace
* Red Buffalo House Hotel: This hotel is located in Langata, a suburb of Nairobi. It is about 5 kilometers from the Bomas of Kenya. The hotel has a bar, a restaurant, and a garden
* The Radix Hotel: This hotel is located in Langata. It is about 6 kilometers from the Bomas of Kenya. The hotel has a swimming pool, a fitness center, and a restaurant
4. What restaurants are near Bomas of Kenya?
5. What’s the best way to see Bomas of Kenya?
* The best way to see Bomas of Kenya is to take a guided tour. This will give you the most information about the different tribes and their cultures
6. Do you need to book in advance to visit Bomas of Kenya?
* No, you do not need to book in advance to visit Bomas of Kenya. However, it is advisable to do so during peak season (December to February)