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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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Bath
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My first night at Victoria Falls was spent at the Boma and set the trend for the whole trip. The extensive buffet catered for all tastes (even bugs!) The presentation was first class. The entertainment of African dance, song, and drums was fabulous. I can thoroughly recommended this as a great night out whether you are solo or a family.

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not one for trying out meats. But beside that it's was a lively dinner and the entertainment was good. Lots of laughter, we got to meet different people which was nice.

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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! Lots of laughter is the best feedback we could ask for! We hope you will visit us again! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unique lively night with great food and entertainment. Involved a t lot of dancing and singing and the food was excellent. Good selection of drinks. and such a diver audience which brings the night to life

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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 embraced the vibrant experience! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Telford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was a tremendous variety of different game meats to experience and freshly cooked steaks cooked on the braai. A good selection of salads and vegetables and desserts. The entertainers were enthusiastic and involved everyone. We all had drums and taught different beats and rhythms. There was a very clever face painting artist who painted a baobab tree against a... More 

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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 an excellent experience with us and look forward to hosting you again soon! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good cultural experience for my kids. Nice musical show put up for the night. Wide variety of food to experience. Was a bit shocked at the extremely high prices for drinks which are already excluded from the buffet dinner. For the price paid for dinner,management should consider to include one souvenir- e.g the chitenge cloth you get over your clothes... 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 grateful for your feedback and appreciate your suggestion! Thanks again! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is over-rated, the food while OK was nothing to write home about. The african beer is something thats best avoided.... Go early if you really have to, the place gets crowded quickly and early

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

We are sorry to hear that we fell short of your expectations and offer our sincere apologies. Thank you for offering the advice of arriving early, 19h00 is the best time to arrive to make the most of the entertainment on the way in and to get settled. Apologies again! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Gweru, Zimbabwe
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent place need to be visited all the time you are in Victoria falls. we had some nice traditional meals

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

Many thanks for your review of the Boma - Dinner & Drum Show! We truly appreciate it! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth your time to visit the Boma. We were late but the staff were friendly and did the whole cloth routine. There were lots of varied foods available from the buffet catering to all tastes with vegetarian options also available. Enjoyed the game meats on offer, crocodile tail and kudu were superb, warthog was OK as well, buffalo was... 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 detailed and positive review! Your recommendation is greatly appreciated and we hope to host you again! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Hong Kong, China
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406 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 444 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, obviously it's a tourist thing. We still like to experience it. Our guide drove us there from our hotel situated at city centre of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Our car went through a quite long no-one dark road before reaching the place which was full of tourists, fun and happiness. There were not many choices of food in the buffet.... More 

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

Many thanks for your review, we are pleased that you had a great experience overall! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Boma is a must if you visit Vicfalls. You can try all kind of different and very delicious food(crocodile, impala, ect ect) The show is alot of fun and the service very good! It's totally worth the money! Don't miss it!

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

Thank you for your amazing review! We are so glad that you had a great experience with us! 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
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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