26 Apr

Bomas of Kenya is a cultural center and tourist village located in Langata, about 10 km from Nairobi's city center

It was established in 1971 by the Kenya Tourist Development Corporation as a way to preserve and promote the diverse cultural values of Kenya's various ethnic groups

The main attractions at Bomas of Kenya include:

Replica traditional homesteads (bomas) representing 23 of Kenya's ethnic groups, showcasing their unique architectural styles, social structures, and cultural practices

A large 3,000-capacity auditorium that hosts daily performances of traditional songs, dances, and ceremonies from different Kenyan tribes, such as Kalenjin warrior dances and Kikuyu circumcision rituals

The Utamaduni Restaurant, which serves traditional Kenyan cuisine from various regions of the country

Bomas of Kenya can be accessed from Nairobi by public bus, matatu (minibus), or taxi, with the journey taking around 30-40 minutes from the city center

It is a popular tourist attraction that provides visitors with a glimpse into Kenya's diverse cultural heritage

The center was originally conceived and planned by Barack Obama Sr., the father of former U.S. President Barack Obama, although he was later fired due to controversies around his management style