Bomas of Kenya offers Kenya in miniature!! It is an absolutely must-visit for all visitors. Located just 10km from the Nairobi downtown area. It is only about 1 km past the main entrance of the game-filled Nairobi National Park. Bomas of Kenya, therefore, lets you see the wonderful diversity of cultures that make up this fascinating country. At Bomas different aspects of Kenyan culture are displayed including living styles, crafts, music and dancing. The word Bomas was gotten from “Boma” – a Swahili word for an encased homestead. There is currently a wide range of “Bomas”, surely each one representing the expansive tribal diversity of Kenya.
Kenya’s major ethnic groups.
You can’t stand to miss the most energizing traditional dances and acrobatic shows which begins at 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm during weekdays and 3.30 pm to 5.15 pm at weekends and public holidays. It was set up 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.