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Boma - Place of Eating

Victoria Falls Town, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
+263 13 43201
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $40 - $40
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night
Description: Described as an unforgettable African experience infused with Zimbabwean cuisine, spirited performances and traditional storytelling, The Boma – Place of Eating has firmly established itself as a Victoria Falls highlight.Partially open to the skies, The Boma specialises in a superb selection of Zimbabwean dishes. A four-course meal combines a choice of starters with a barbecue buffet. The adventurous are enticed with local delicacies such as mopani worms and potjiekos (hunter’s game stew), whilst those wishing to enjoy beef, pork, fish and chicken or a variety of vegetarian meals are welcome to do so.The sights and sounds of the evening are accentuated by a feast of nightly entertainment, incorporating traditional dancers, who captivate guests with their vibrant songs and dance. The acclaimed Zambezi Drumbeat provides a wonderful interactive drumming experience.
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Food is adventurous, so if you are not, go elsewhere! But if you are, it is lots of fun. Many choices, and great entertainment. Buffet for much of meal. including grill for meat and veggies.

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kingston upon thames
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We had a fantastic evening there - they organise transport for you (ok, you do have to pay though!). It's very geared for tourists but the food is fantastic. You start with an African hand wash and a starter and then you go off to the buffet, as often as your stomach will permit. They have a drumming session -everyone... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The Boma is an experience not to miss in Victoria Falls. Huge smorgasbord to satisfy most, and interactive entertainment, including an African drumming lesson.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Boma is very touristy but the food is excellent. It is buffet style and it is great to get to taste different things- everything was very well cooked. The entertainment is good fun. Really enjoyed the traditional dancing and the chance to try out some drumming.

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Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We had a great night and the food was excellent. The entertainment was also a lot of fun. It's a unique experience that is worth trying.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

To avoid disappointment make a reservation at this popular Vic Falls traditional restaurant. Get there early so as not to miss out on anything. Take part in the drumming while at your dinner table after watching a fantastic dancing show. A definite must do.

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Boma restaurant seems to be the only place in town that provides a real african dining experience for the tourists. When you first arrive, they wrap an african sarong around you, then the african drummers & dancers get you to dance with them - very exhilarating! Then it's onto the face painter & into the restaurant. The restaurant is buffet... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

An enjoyable themed evening that is aimed at the tourists. It is based on the "tourist's interpretation" of Africa and not specific to the region, Eg Zulu's in Zimbabwe!! Lots of interaction and entertainment. Expect lots of noise! Food was not great, self service which is ok. Starters says Bream fish but it is Hake, spinach is really rape. Some... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We ate like kings at the Boma-Place of Eating, and danced off our dessert! Really a fun evening with many unique foods to sample.

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Corbridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

If you like themed restaurants, medieval banquets, lots and lots and LOTS of noise while eating, and interactive entertainment, you will love this place. Otherwise give it a miss! Yes, the food was good; freshly prepared with a lot of variety. It is basically self service, which is OK, but try to catch a waiter's eye to order a drink... More

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