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“Tourist trap...fun but like Disney in VF.”

The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $40
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed December 20, 2013

The food is fair, the ambiance is built upon an idea to give them what they expect. There is sincerity in the efforts of the establishment but anytime you enter a place and are clothed in the garb of the region, you should know what to expect.

Thank Brush-N-Ink
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AfricaAlbidaTourism, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2014

Thanks for the Feedback from all the way in New York. Looking forward to seeing you back, I'm sure you will just love it a second time!

Jonathan Hudston
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Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

Food was great! Entertainment was even better. Something everyone should try while in Victoria Falls. They had some unique foods and I tried as many as I could

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AfricaAlbidaTourism, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Hello - thanks so much for the review. Already looking forward to your return.

Jonathan Hudson
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gm@saflodge.co.zw

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Reviewed December 13, 2013

You must go to this restaurant when you visit Zimbabwe. The food is great and I loved the entertainment - the dancers and the drummers were amazing.

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AfricaAlbidaTourism, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Hello in Washington. Thanks very much for the great review!

Jonathan Hudson
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gm@saflodge.co.zw

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Reviewed December 10, 2013

Great place for dinner with an African spirit and look... Nice music, show and great drumming experience where you actually follow a leader to practice beating the drum

Thank AmanyAlhadka
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AfricaAlbidaTourism, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Hello in Canada. Thanks so much for the kind words!

Jonathan Hudson
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gm@saflodge.co.zw

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Reviewed December 6, 2013

While in Victoria Falls, we were staying at the Safari Lodge which is only a short distance from the Boma. The shuttle bus took us there at about 7pm.

On arrival, we were greeted by African dancers and then shown to our table. The venue is a large area which is partially enclosed - timber frame and thatched roof.

There was an open spit fire with a lamb slowly cooking, a salad and dessert bar and a separate area for other cooked foods. There was plenty of choice including a wide variety of African game.

For entree, I had guinea fowl whereas my wife had crocodile - I preferred the guinea fowl. For main course, we both had buffalo stew and barbecued warthog. Both were delicious.

On the night we there there it was quite crowded - over 100 people - and so it was a lively place - possibly a bit too crowded. The dancers came back several times during the evening to entertain us.

The shuttle bus got us back to the hotel at about 10pm after an enjoyable memorable evening.

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Thank Stephen B
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AfricaAlbidaTourism, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Hi there. Thanks for the comprehensive review. I'm really happy The Boma experience was to your liking.

Jonathan Hudson
General Manager
gm@saflodge.co.zw

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