Bomas of Kenya

Bomas of Kenya

The word Bomas comes from a Swahili word “Boma” meaning a homestead hence the word bomas in plural. Bomas of Kenya depicts traditional villages belonging to several tribes of Kenya. It is a tourist village based in Lang’ata, Nairobi. It was established by the government as a tourist attraction to preserve, maintain and promote rich and diverse cultural values of various tribal groups of Kenya. The ethnic groups are; Kikuyu, Luhya, Luo, Kalenjin, Kamba, Kisii, Meru, Mijikenda, amongst others. Different aspects of the Kenyan culture are displayed at Bomas. These include living styles, crafts, music and dancing. On most occasions, visitors are treated to traditional dances and acrobatics.

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