The Sundowner Boma

As the day ends, it’s time to sit back, sip a cocktail and watch the sun descend behind the Rift Valley from the spectacular vantage point of the Sundowner Boma — perfect for this, with its circular shape encapsulating the dramatic views overlooking the Maasai Mara.

Celebrate Life After Sunset

  • Sip a gin and tonic, a Kenyan Tusker beer, or try a traditional dawa — Swahili for ‘medicine’, this delicious cocktail is Kenya’s unofficial health drink
  • Enjoy the sights and sounds of a Maasai warrior performance of traditional singing, dancing and jumping — or join in
  • Of course there’s delicious party food: samosas and chicken skewers made on the fire and popcorn over the coals, a favourite with children
  • If you are celebrating a special occasion, please let us know so that we can do it Maasai style at the Boma: the celebrant is presented with a beautifully beaded Maasai gift, and the warrior performance is dedicated to them

‘Boma’ is a Kiswahili word, meaning an area surrounded by a fence often made of thorn branches or sticks. Traditionally as the sun set, livestock was gathered into this space to protect the animals from predators. Today, it is also a space in which people gather — more often around the fire than not — where the African night is welcomed with song, dance and celebration.

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