Kenya is a country that is known throughout the world for its wide range of wildlife, its numerous physical attraction sites and its extraordinary cultural values. To showcase this government of Kenya ensures that adequate showcasing of cultural values would be highlighted. Started in 1971 by the government of Kenya as a subsidiary to the Kenya Tourist Development Corporation, Bomas of Kenya is a tourist village. Bomas was started with the main purpose of preserving, maintaining and promoting the rich diverse cultural values of the numerous ethnic groups in Kenya.
In existence with the sole purpose of preserving the authenticity of Kenya’s cultural values. Bomas offers a wide variety of songs and dances that are done by the numerous ethnic groups and virtual traditional villages; there is also the service of children’s amusement park. The facility also offers Sports options that include indoor volleyball, badminton, outdoor football and table tennis, tag of war, darts and scrabble. Bomas also offers extraordinary conference facilities and has the capacity to hold over 3000 guests at a time. Bomas boosts of an executive lounge and 3 meeting rooms that are suitable for holding AGMs exhibitions, wedding reception and official government building and award ceremonies for both local and international, and conferencing. The main auditorium is equipped with fantastic lighting, and treated wooden floors that can be used as a ball room or a podium for VIPs. Children are also not left at as the facility has included a modern children’s playground that keeps them engaged and entertained.
To get the most out of the visits to Bomas of Kenya, there are schedules times that have been put in place to highlight the rich cultural values of Kenya. The Cultural dances are performed Monday to Friday at 2:30pm to 4:00pm that is performed by 15-20 dancers, which are made more lively with drumming and acrobatics and at 3:30pm to 5:15pm during weekends and public holidays. Traditional villages are also available where visitors come to see the how villages are in Kenya, their beliefs and way of life. The traditional village is showcased at 10am to 6pm on weekends and public holidays.
Bomas of Kenya is conveniently located on the outskirts of Nairobi CBD area in Langata ward. To get there by public means of transportation take matatu or bus number 126/126 from Nairobi railway station, it’s a short distance walk after you alight at Magadi road. Bomas of Kenya can be contacted through their postal address PO box 40689-00100 Nairobi. To get touch with the facility the option of calling is also availed through their Telephone number: (+254 20) 889 2243, 8068400 (+254 20) 2022426 or Fax number: (+254 20) 891409 or cell: (+254) 719 075000. The option of emailing them is also availed through their official email address at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or you can also visit their official website at www.bomasofkenya.or.ke