Bomas of Kenya offers Kenya in miniature! It is a must visit for all visitors. Situated only 10km from Nairobi city centre. 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 derived from “Boma”-a Swahili word for an enclosed homestead. There are now many different “Bomas”, certainly each one representing the expansive tribal diversity of Kenya.
Kenya’s major ethnic groups.
You cannot afford to miss the most exciting traditional dances and acrobatic show which starts at 2.30pm to 4.30pm during weekdays and 3.30pm to 5.15pm weekends and public holidays. It 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.