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“Not just dinner-an experience!”

The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $40
Cuisines: African, Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Kingstown, Saint George, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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77 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Not just dinner-an experience!”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

The Boma is more than a place of eating- Its a whole experience. From the moment patrons arrive you know this is going to be an exciting entertaining night.
You are met at the entrance and draped or wrapped in authentic African cloths and if you agree your face would later be painted (on the cheek) with some African design.
Dancers dressed in loin cloths etc are swaying and stomping to drums as you arrive

The lighting is alluring ,the food is laid out buffet style around a cauldron upon which the meat is being roasted. The crockery is rustic and traditional .
The atmosphere is really festive and after dinner drums are distributed to all the patrons who then follow a lead drummer as one section of the crowd competes with another for quick mastery of the drums.
The food is generally tasty but even if it was not the floor show , the atmosphere, beckons one for a real taste of Africa.

  • Visited April 2013
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AfricaAlbidaTourism, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this review, April 20, 2013
Hello Kay. I can't recall us ever having a guest from The Grenadines - we are honoured. And thank you for your sparkling review of your Boma experience. You were ready to have a festive night from the moment you arrived and we're delighted you loved the experience.

Jonathan Hudson
Resort General Manager
jonathan@saflodge.co.zw
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Miami, Florida
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80 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Not my cup of tea”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

This is the African version of a Hawaiian Luau. It's a little campy, a little cheesey. Although the dancing and theatrics were a bit much, the food was excellent. I'm probably a stand-out on not liking this; Most people there seemed to really enjoy it. Just not my thing. The price was pretty reasonable. So if you are with a group that is into this sort of thing, you can endure it for a couple of hours :-)

Visited March 2013
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Thank GEOFFS3
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AfricaAlbidaTourism, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this review, April 20, 2013
Hello Geoff. Thank you for posting such an honest review. The Boma was created as a fun-filled, energetic and interactive night for tourists who are in the mood for a party. It is especially good for groups and families and, as you can see, gets mostly rave reviews.

However, we totally respect (and expect) that some will not be in the mood and will not enjoy all the festivities. Therefore thank you for a) rating the food so highly; b) observing that most people there enjoyed the experience and c) for not being scathing when you yourself did not find the experience appealing.

Jonathan Hudson
Resort General Manager
jonathan@saflodge.co.zw
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Gaborone, Botswana
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“Easter visit to Victoria Falls Zimbabwe”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Nice place to visit, food ok but expensive.

Border charged 70 dollars per person for muti Visa in and for out UK visitors( twice only) 68 dollars for your car.

Visited April 2013
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AfricaAlbidaTourism, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Thank you Kenneth for your review of The Boma - glad you enjoyed it. I hope you will appreciate that we import much of our F&B into land-locked Zimbabwe (not most meat of course) and that also we have quite a few entertainers to reward during every night to add to the cost. At $40 per person for as much as you can eat, plus the entertainment, we believe this is a very fair price.

Jonathan Hudson
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jonathan@saflodge.co.zw
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“African delicious experience”
Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

Boma is the place if you visit Vic Falls. Best experience if you want to try different African dishes with traditional dancing and dressing. It was boom, staff are extremely friendly, food was great, not forgetting everyone playing bongo drums and dancing all night, eating roasted night. Best food with variety of dishes one can choose from. Yummy yummy food, loved the place.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Chink28
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AfricaAlbidaTourism, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Thank you for your full-house five-star review of The Boma. Your enthusiasm and delight shine through when you end by saying you "loved the place." You joined in the spirit of the night and enjoyed the many African taste sensations as well as getting fully involved with all the fun....exactly the kind of guest we love having to join us for a rousing dinner experience!

Jonathan Hudson
Resort General manager
jonathan@saflodge.co.zw
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Kitschy but fun”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Lots of barbecued food - something for every taste - and local dancing and music. Audience participation essential. Great fun

Visited April 2013
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Thank encal
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AfricaAlbidaTourism, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Texans really know their meat and also how to enjoy life, therefore your very positive endorsement of The Boma is greatly appreciated. Yes the integration of the audience is essential and if there is the right mood in the Boma then it really is a great fun evening, as you experienced.

Jonathan Hudson
resort General Manager
jonathan@saflodge.co.zw
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