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The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show

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Victoria Falls Town | Africa Albida Tourism, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
+263 13 43201
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Bangkok, Thailand
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226 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is both a dining outlet and an attraction in itself. Food variety is good. I am a semi vegetarian and I managed to find something good for myself. Definitely, a carnivore would pretty much enjoy the meat selection here. With great meal, the place serves great offers of shopping, cultural shows, some workshops. Interesting!

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VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review! We are so glad that you had a wonderful evening with us! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Tokyo, Japan
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123 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best restaurants I have been in 52 countries. We had a few drinks and a grand buffet of everything from Crocodile to antelope to Impala to Warthog etc etc etc.....delicious food. Great dance and drum show. I liked the topless dance best. Very reasonable price too. 40 USD. Absolutely amazing. Must do this!!!!

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VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this review

We are so grateful for your amazing review! Thank you! We hope to host you again soon! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

South Africa
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great variety of food. Warthog steak was excellent! Great service and fun musical entertainment. A bit pricey but a fun evening and memory of our visit to Victoria Falls.

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VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate your feedback and are so glad that you had a fun evening with us. Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ambience is good and enjoyed the live entertainment but the evening finished very early. The BBQ come buffet was average (and over-priced for what it was) and the service was not as good as the Victoria Safari Lodge - the food was also better there! If you're desire is to sample lots of different meat front variety of animals... More 

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VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this review

Many thanks for your valuable review. We appreciate your feedback, both positive and negative. We are glad you enjoyed our award winning MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must if you are in Victoria falls. They dress you up and put on some face paint and you also get to play the drums and get you dancing to the atmosphere is great. Good to see the way the locals do things. The food is amazing eat as much as you want. Make sure you try the warthog... More 

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VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this review

What a great review! Thank you so much! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us - The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show is truly a "must do" in Victoria Falls! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Windhoek, Namibia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boma dinner offers a great African experience. When you enter, you get a scarf to wear. Great Buffet dinner with a variety of African dishes, locals dancing while eating and everyone get a drum to perform. I highly recommend this one. You will love it .

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VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review and recommendation! We are thrilled that you had a wonderful evening with us and hope to host you again! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drummers put on a great show with some energectic dancing thrown in. The food was pretty average but you got to try some exotic wild meat prepared with local recipes or just barbecued.

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VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review! We hope you will visit us again soon! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Kelowna, Canada
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40 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of my trip to Victoria Falls, my travel agent had included a dinner at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show. All I knew was that one had to wear a colourful sash, provided by the establishment, and was expected to participate in a drum performance sometime during the evening. I also knew that dinner was in the... More 

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VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this review

Thank you! It is reviews like this that inspire us! We are so happy to hear that you embraced the full experience and had a fun evening with us! We appreciate your recommendation! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't know what to expect going in. Clearly a touristy destination but it was pretty fun in the end. Really enjoyed the drums, and didn't expect to enjoy the audience participation piece, but in the end it was a good time. Food options were interesting, with quite a range of quality. The whole pig was great, the made to order... More 

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VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! The entertainers have a way of winning even the most reserved guests over! We are glad that you had a fun evening with us! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

medford, oregon
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fun idea and full of us tourists...a great mix of food from wort hog steaks, kudu, and more don't overeat or you'll pay the price. Music and entertainment called for group participation; fun. Not terribly unique but a good evening's fun.

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VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad that you had a fun evening with us and hope to host you again! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 40
Cuisine
African, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Victoria Falls Town | Africa Albida Tourism, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Location: Africa  >  Zimbabwe  >  Matabeleland North Province  >  Victoria Falls
  • Phone Number: +263 13 43201
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.

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