Ngomongo Villages is a theme park which offers a unique representation of the ways of life of the rural peoples of Kenya. It presents the ways of life of ten most colourful and diverse rural peoples of Kenya including the Kamba, El Molo, Luo, Rendille, Mijikenda, Kalenjin, Turkana, Kikuyu and Maasai.
But the ultimate beauty of Ngomongo lies in the fact that it comprises all of rural Kenya in one spot. The tribes have been chosen according to the geographical distribution of ethnic groups namely Cushites, Bantus, Nilotes, and the Hamites, that form Kenya's 45 tribes.
Each village has activities that visitors can participate in including archery, boating, rafting, tasting tribal foods, trekking, hook fishing, grinding and pounding maize. At the end of the trek through the village households, one gets the feeling that one has literally walked throughout rural Kenya in just one and a half hours!
A visitor arriving at Ngomongo is welcomed with a drink served in a traditional calabash to initiate one into the traditional African villages. Ngomongo also offers traditional African games. They include the traditional Maasai practice of "spearing a lion". Other games include jumping up Maasai style and fishing Luo style.
Ngomongo Villages have hosted famous events such as Big Brother where the housemates spent some time around December 2009. What better way to enjoy your visit than to be an African villager for once! While in Ngomongo, visitors are asked to participate in the daily activities of each village.
One would be given a bow and an arrow and asked to be a Kamba hunter and asked to shoot a deer 100 feet away. Alternatively, one would be asked to be an El Molo and ride on a raft in the crocodile infested Lake Turkana at one's own peril! Visitors are also treated to tribal foods and drinks. After the trek, visitors can retreat to the traditional African foods restaurant, where service is also traditional.