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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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Naselle
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Upon arrival, Glenn and I had white symbols painted on our foreheads and we were given a cloth made of traditional patterns to wear to dinner. During and after dinner, there was entertainment that included music and dance. Many of us were given drums to beat on during some of the performances. It was AWESOME!!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is not the sort of thing we would go to, as it appeared to be touristy rather than authentic, but we were nevertheless impressed. We ate well, including impala, warthog, kudu, crocodile, and of course a mopali worm, and had a reasonable white wine with it. We had a table for two, and joined in the drumming at one... More 

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

Such high praise coming from an event organiser is truly appreciated! Thank you so much for your review. We hope to host you again soon. Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Woodstock, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we went with friends to enjoy what they told us was a night to remember and it was just that, having being draped with African print and welcomed into the Boma, the fun fun started right from the word go. we were directed to our seats, given a taster of Chibuku beer which was lovely and directed to what we... 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! We are so glad that you had an amazing evening with us! The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show is a truly unique and authentic experience! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Harare
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I remember going here and having endless choice of game meat to choose from. This time we had crocodile and impala starter with warthog and eland for mains, the other options replaced with chicken and boerewors. The drum show was good and got everyone involved but I really missed some of the more exotic game meat choices. Still worth a... 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 valuable feedback, we truly appreciate you taking the time to let us know your thoughts, this helps us to meet, and hopefully exceed, customers' expectations. Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Touristy, but we loved it! The food was AMAZING, the staff was great, and the dancers were a lot of fun! After dinner (which consisted of many kinds of wild game, local seasonings, pasta and salads, and mopani worms- a local delicacy) the dancers got the crowd up and my husband and I danced with other guests to our hearts... More 

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Thank azsmile15
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review! We are so glad that you had a great evening with us and gave it your all on the dance floor! Hopefully your mopani worm certificate will bring you memories of a fabulous time! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food layout was amazing Awesome selection The warthog *****5 star unbelievable Drumming was great

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

Thank you so much for your great review! The warthog is so popular!! We hope you will visit again soon! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Reno, Nevada
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a tourist buffet with tourist entertainment. If that is what you are after then go for it. The food was good enough and the entertainment was good enough. Nothing special in my opinion. Do yourself a favor and go on a Zambezi dinner cruise instead would be my 2 cents.

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

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your opinion and value your feedback. Perhaps our award winning MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant would have been more to your taste, but we are very glad that you had a lovely evening on the river. All the best for the year ahead! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

El Dorado, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a lot of fun with the singing, drumming and dancing. The food was very good. They do try to up sell you a lot but thats to be expected. I recommend Boma for a fun evening dinner and entertainment.

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

We are so pleased that you had a fun evening and enjoyed the great food! Thank you for taking the time to review the Boma - Dinner & Drum Show! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Ontario, Canada
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Boma in October. It was amazing! Yes it can be slightly pricey, but I would totally do it again and recommend it. You get to try all sorts of game meat that you normally wouldn't get to eat at home, along with a bunch of other foods. The drum show was really fun and fun that... 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 excellent review and recommendation! It is a truly unique experience, thank you for embracing it and having a great time! Come again! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on a Friday evening having heard (or been upsold) by everyone local. Perhaps this is the reason for such positive reviews, but seriously, this restaurant is an overpriced buffet with reasonable entertainment (which we discovered is the same every night). I should say at this point that I'm a white British guy married to a native Zimbabwean... More 

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

Many thanks for reviewing the Boma - Dinner & Drum Show. We appreciate your feedback and value every one of our guests. This review will aid us greatly in improving our standards. 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, Vegan Options, 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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