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“A fun traditional evening”

The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $40
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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 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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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 style & has a lot of unusual african meats & some worms on the menu, plus lots of delicious food. I recommend you arrive at 7pm & eat, as the show starts at 8pm. You can visit a fortune teller in a tent & also buy local carvings at a very reasonable price here, without much haggling. The show is fantastic, with african singers, dancers & spectacular drummers. They give you drums to play along with them as well, & encourage all those who want to party to get up & dance at the end of the show. It's a great night out!

Thank DonnaLynette
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Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

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 meat was very tough but there is good choice.
Like the rest of Zimbabwe - expensive

Thank penbo
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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.

Thank Liz B
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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 is just about impossible. The plates were cleared as if by magic and waiters were darting around all the time, but for the punter, chaos seems to rule. A fortune teller offers to do his stuff for you, a special cocktail vendor cruises the tables, offering a magic potion, you can buy Zimbabwean carvings, bracelets and so on, if you can get past the traditional African dancers. There is a lot of talk of Zulus - in Zimbabwe!! There is even a drumathon, each diner being provided with a drum to play. All this, while dressed in a large African scarf ( dress code on entering the restaurant) and wearing face paint applied on arrival. It felt desperately phoney to us, but like I said, for some it will be a really fun night out.

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Thank Lesleylj
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