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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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9 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Boma is a nice cultural place to hangout especially at night say from 7pm. The drumming is exciting where all gets to drum. The traditional material supplied upon entry to just wrap yourself around has been tradition at the The Boma. I loved it.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My girlfriend and I were a little reluctant to go to Boma after reading a few negative reviews but decided to go and we were really glad the we did. Luckily we were there on a night where the restaurant wasn't completely full, so the queues at the buffet were very short and the wait staff wasn't overworked with too... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Boma was terrible. I don't know why everyone rates this so highly. The 'cultural performance' consisted of a few short performances while you were eating. These short performances were quite good. However the main performance consisted of everyone in the crowd being given a mini drum and then being led in a 'drum-off' against other sections of the crowd.... More 

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Encinitas, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed this and the food was excellent. I would recommend this experience for anyone coming to Victoria Falls.

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Brisbane
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent night of good food and fun, tried all different food and enjoyed the atmosphere. Received a certificate fir eating a worm!!

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Abbotsford, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great evening but make sure you put on lots of bug spray, especially on your lower extremities. A number of us came out of there with numerous bits on our lower legs from something under the table. Ladies, I suggest you wear pants. Did not detract from the great evening though. Try a tree worm!

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Pomona, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Ok, so the entertainment was awesome and the drummers were phenomenal!! And I do mean phenomenal. They can sing AND play the drums. The show was interactive and fun. They have is drums, and they taught us how to play. So now I get to the "not so good" part. The food was mediocre at best. It was either cold... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A wide variety of hot and cold platters with lots of grills; note there is a second serving platform behind the main seating area which is less crowded! After the meal everyone gets a hand-drum and the presenters try to teach all to drum in time - a noisy but fun failure!

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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 grateful for your positive feedback! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful experience to enjoy with family and friends. The food is good, the show was fantastic and I had enjoyed drumming and dancing! They drape you in a traditional fabric upon arrival. The is a gift shop at the entrance and a merchant inside. Don't eat the worm lol

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

We are so glad that you had a great evening with us and enjoyed the full experience! Thank you for your review! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

San Mateo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

African dancers welcome you as you arrived outside the venue and then you get escorted to your table. Your server take you drink order and you go explore a good collection of salad and apertizers, your choice of meat grilled ro order, various local meat stews, and even cooked worms. Overall the food is very good. Then the entertainment starts... 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 amazing review! It is such a pleasure to know that you had an excellent time with us. We hope to host you again soon. 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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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