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Bomas of Kenya offers Kenya in miniature! It is the boiling pot of Kenya’s diverse cultures and a must visit to all visitors. Situated 10km from Nairobi city centre, and about 1 km past main entrance of the game-filled Nairobi National Park, Bomas of Kenya lets you see the wonderful diversity of cultures that make up this fascinating country.


The word Bomas is derived from “Boma”-a Kiswahili word for enclosed homestead and there are now many different “Bomas”, each one representing one of Kenya’s major ethnic groups.


The Kenya government in 1971 having wholly owned subsidiary company of Kenya Tourist Development Corporation started the bomas of Kenya. It was established to preserve, maintain and to promote rich & diverse cultural values of various groups of Kenya, you can view traditional villages representing the lifestyle of ethnic groups such as Kikuyu,Kalenjin,Luhya,Taita,Embu,Maasai,Kamba,Kisii,Kuria,Mijikenda and Luo.

Different aspects of Kenyan culture are displayed including living styles, crafts, music, and dancing.

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