The Bomas Of Kenya

The Bomas of Kenya put on displays of traditional dancers and spread over many acres, it also has a wonderful display of mud huts and traditional Kenyan homesteads.

The Bomas of Kenya is the ideal place to bring energetic children as they can freely run in and out of the traditional houses & mud huts, climb up ladders and generally have a wonderfully active time. These traditional houses 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. and you can see where the livestock are kept and the enormous variety between the nuts.

Traditional Dancers
Each day the Bomas of Kenya put on an impressive dance display with about 15-20 dancers all in traditional costumes. The dances are lively with drumming and acrobatics.

Performance Times

  • Monday to Friday 2.30pm – 4.00pm
  • Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 3.30pm-5.15pm

The History of the Bomas of Kenya
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 craftshops and other attractions. The Centre is set up for conferences and can offer cultural shows for audiences of up to 300 people.

Local Tip
The dancing is fun to watch and the costumes are amazing. The venue is rather stark though and the toilets are terrible – take your own loo paper!


Email :
Telephone : +254 20 891 409 / +254 20 890 793 / +254 20 891 391
Address : Langata

Directions: The Bomas of Kenya is at the crossroads in Langata. As you drive from the KWS main entrance towards Langata, drive until you reach a major crossroads. If you turn left the road goes to Kitengela/elephant orphanage etc. Instead of turning left turn right. The Bomas of Kenya is about 150 metres along this road on the right hand side. It is signposted.

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