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“Go Early”

The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $40
Cuisines: African, Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Described as an unforgettable African experience infused with Zimbabwean cuisine, spirited performances and traditional storytelling, The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show 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.
Northampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Go Early”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

The entertainment starts about 7 so go early to get your monies worth. It closed at 10 when we went and we didn't arrive until 9.15 so didn't have long. Great for trying different foods and seeing something a little rustic.

It will cost about $40.00 per adult

Visited November 2011
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Ok...... not my favorite”
Reviewed November 26, 2011

service was ok. waiter came but we didnt see again after he took our wine order. food was ok. didnt go in with high expectations. Did get to try many different types of meat (ostrich, buffalo, warthog, guinea fowl). be prepared that their are some different people that visit your table (not pushy however) to see the picture that they take of you on entry and also a "fortune teller". Again, they were not pushy but they did interupt the dinner. probably better for large groups or those with kids.

Visited November 2011
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PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A tourist trap, but lots of fun”
Reviewed November 26, 2011

Expensive for a buffet, but the drumming that closes the evening was worth the price of admission.

Visited November 2011
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Harare
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5 reviews
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“Not quite what it was but still very good.”
Reviewed November 24, 2011

The drumming, face paining and exotic meat is always great fun. Head straight for the warthog, its consistently the best of the game meats. Definitely a must do experience for anyone visiting Vic Falls, it is not cheap but think of it as an evening of entertainment and not just a meal. Desserts arent the best.

Visited September 2011
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Slightly stage managed experience”
Reviewed November 14, 2011

Worth doing, but can be expensive.

It is interesting to try the different dishes on offer, and the staff are very friendly. My own view is that it is worth trying once.

To be honest, the highlight of the visit for me was the immature rhino crossing the road in front of us on our way to the restaurant.

Visited October 2011
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