A Guide To Bomas of Kenya
Bomas of Kenya is a tourist village in Nairobi. Bomas (homesteads) displays traditional villages of Kenyan communities. It was established in 1971 as a subsidiary company of the Kenya Tourist Development Corporation as a tourist attraction.
In a nation so rich in culture but whose heritage is threatened by modernity, celebrating culture is perhaps the only way to safeguard it. Bomas of Kenya has a series of cultural shows that promote Kenya’s rich cultural diversity. The fetes create cultural ambassadors from all communities to promote The rich culture beyond borders. The popular bonanza brings together Kenyans from diverse cultural backgrounds in the display of talent in music, dance, theatre, drama, fashion show, poetry recitals, comedies, sports and games, exhibitions, seminars, beauty contests and body building. Bomas of Kenya also aims preserve, maintain and promote rich and diverse cultural values of various communities.
It is 10km from the capital city and it is accessible from international hotels and conference facilities in Nairobi. It is near the major international and local airports — Jomo Kenyatta and Wilson. It is also next to Nairobi National Park.
Thus one can combine cultural-wildlife-town tour circuits. With the growing interest in cultural heritage, growth in cultural tourism has, increased. As the premier institution in cultural resource preservation and management, Bomas of Kenya plays a big role in the development and promotion of cultural tourism in Kenya. It has succeeded in balancing the twin challenges of conservation and development of culture
the facilities include an African mode’ amphitheater that seats 3,000 people, state-of-the-art theatre light and lights effects for disco, a sparkling wooden floor suitable for stage shows and dances and a raised stage for VIP functions. Others are PA system and 24-channel sound to audio record live proceedings, international standard gymnasium indoor games (volleyball, badminton, table tennis and darts), soft-carpeted hall that can sit 2,000 people, a mini-hall of international standard ideal for workshops and a soft-carpeted hall arranged to sit 300 people for stage shows
There are also a restaurant, two bars, a children amusement park, an outdoor football, volleyball and tug-of-war field, a filming and picnic sites, a secure car park for 3,000 cars and traditional costumes for hire.
Facilities at Bomas of Kenya
Bomas of Kenya has capacity and flexibility to host almost any type of function and comfortably cater for up to 3,000 guests. It is an excellent out of town location perfect for holding a wide array of events including end of year functions, annual general meetings, exhibitions, wedding receptions, award ceremonies [local & international], cultural nights, team building activities and conferencing.
There is a modern children’s play ground.
EXECUTIVE LOUNGES – 3
MEETING ROOMS – 3 large 2 Standard
CAPACITY RANGE – Up to 3,000
This is an African model amphitheater that comfortably sits up to 2500 persons. The auditorium is equipped with state of art theater lighting and a sparkling wooden floor suitable for stage shows as well as for ballroom events. A raised stage can be availed for stage shows and VIP functions. The auditorium is equipped with a PA System and 24 channel sound consolable to audio record live proceeding. Coming soon is state of the art conferencing facility with break away rooms.
Located in the Utamaduni Restaurant, Simba room can be arranged to sit up to 80 persons for seminars, workshops and AGMs.
Located in the Utamaduni Restaurant, Ndovu room can sit up to 12O persons for seminars, workshops and exhibitions.
Multi Purpose Hall
The hall is soft carpeted and is ideal for conferences, workshops, seminars, exhibitions and social gatherings. The hall can be used as an international standard gymnasium for indoor games such as volleyball, badminton, table tennis and darts.
At the Bomas of Kenya there is Utamaduni restaurant that serves a wide variety of delectabe meals of International and Local cuisine. We have two operational bars in the restaurant.
This is a best place to enjoy a cross section of different Kenyan traditional dances and songs from the 42 tribes of Kenya. Others include: traditional villages, an acrobatic team and a children’s amusement park. Sports activities include: outdoor football, volleyball, tag of war, Indoor volley ball, badminton, table tennis, scrabble and darts. Bomas of Kenya is also a wonderful filming site. Secure and ample car park with a holding capacity of up to 3,000 vehicles. Plans are underway to introduce nature trail excursions, camping sites, picnic sites and cycling tracks.
Berlin, Germany 2000, Morocco for Turkana Movie 2002, Drummers to Singapore 2005, Expo 2005 AlCHI Japan, Kenya Week in Pakistan, 2006 Expo 2008, Zaragoza, Spain Kenyan Week, Bangkok, Thailand Kenyan week in Paris, France 2010 Expo 2010, Shanghai China Art & Culture Festival Italy 2012 Expo 2012, Yeosu, Korea
Langata Forest Edge road
1 6 Kms from Nairobi City Centre
1 Km from Nairobi National Park
Bomas of Kenya Ltd
P.O Box 40689 – 001 00 Nairobi
Tel: [+254 20] 8892243, 8068400
[+254 20] 2022426
Fax: [+254 20] B91409
Cell: [+254] 7 1 9 075000