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The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show

Victoria Falls Town | Africa Albida Tourism, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
+263 13 43201
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“game meat” (116 reviews)
“guinea fowl” (46 reviews)
“salads” (84 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Victoria Falls Town | Africa Albida Tourism, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited The Boma whilst recently in Victoria Falls. Whilst it is a bit touristy, it still offers a cultural experience, with the dancing and drum show. The highlight was definitely the food, most of which is local African fare such as guinea fowl, kudu,...More

Thank karenY2830NP
Reviewed 3 days ago

We thought we would do this because we were told it was fun and we figured - so you should probably do the African equivalent of a luau. However, we did not enjoy ourselves as the food quality was poor and the drum show didn't...More

Thank EH179
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great place to taste some traditional food from Zimbabwe (including warthog, eland, alligator and impala). The place is nicely decorated and they also show traditional dances. The most fun part is the drum show and dancing in the end. I would definitely recommend this...More

Thank Diego U
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I expected an overly touristy experience at the Boma, which had been pitched to us during our Wild Horizons private tour of the falls. However, I came away pleasantly surprised. The price was around what we would have paid for dinner back at the hotel...More

Thank Shau-Ru L
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Boma is a fun experience if you are looking for a touristy night out, the food wasn't great and the atmostphere seemed very contrived.

Thank Ginny S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The experience is a perfect one for family outings and work relaxing. The environment is attractive and exciting to be part of.

Thank ntulison
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are thrilled that you had an excellent time with us and hope to host you again! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although being packed and touristy, the atmosphere was really fun. There is a large buffet with some exotic foods and the drumming lesson was entertaining. Not really my thing, but really well done.

Thank Martin Y
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed the fun atmosphere at the Boma - Dinner & Drum Show. Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The variety of food was great, service was good, but everything else was too commercialized for me. Maybe the fact that I was born in the country and previously lived their for 17yrs affected my experience. It was also pretty crowded but we were there...More

Thank Colin S
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review - we are so glad that you loved the food and service! We appreciate your feedback and opinion and hope that you enjoyed the evening overall. Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Boma is very popular with tourists and a good night out with friends. The prices are quite reasonable especially since a show is also provided. It is perhaps a little touristy, but the BBQ meats on offer are great (the warthog is delicious). Be...More

Thank John V
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your wonderful review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to host you again! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect but a friend from Zim said we had to go. Great experience from start to finish. Good food and as much of it as you want. Terrific entertainment and excellent staff. Do go, you won't regret it.

Thank Annie S
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for coming to experience The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show! We are so glad that you enjoyed the food, entertainment and our staff! Thank you for your review! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Mai M
Do you need to make a reservation or you just walk into the restaurant
9 January 2017|
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Response from VFSL_Hudson | Property representative |
It is advisable to make a reservation, please call (013) 43211 to book! We hope you have a wonderful evening!
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Chris L
What is the dress code for this restaurant? I'll be heading there in early May 2017.
5 December 2016|
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Response from VFSL_Hudson | Property representative |
Hi Chris, Dress code is casual and comfortable! We look forward to hosting you in May! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager.
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stellamunotengwa
I have my colleagues, we are 7 and want to cruise this holiday 1 May how much is it per person
29 April 2016|
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Response from RChui | Reviewed this property |
Our guide booked and joined us for the dinner. It's around USD45.00 per head. We were having dinner in last September.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$40 - US$40
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
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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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