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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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Stuttgart, Germany
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96 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kids will really like this, but I found it to be rather fake and half-halfheartedly done. Food was okay, but not as great as the high price asked. Appetizers the high point and desserts were the low point. Staff were friendly. Wish we would have just eaten in the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge where the breakfast was terrific.

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

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback as it helps us to see where we need to improve. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast at MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant. Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This night was fantastic. The atmosphere was lovely. Everyone was encouraged to play the drums and dance. The staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was incredible. Here you will try things that you probably haven't tried before and will probably not get a chance to try again. Such a huge variety. So much fun and perfect for a couple,... More 

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

Wow! Thank you so much for your brilliant review! We are so glad that you had a fantastic evening with us and hope you will visit again! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where else would you try Mopani worms? Game meat that you don't see in the US. Great music and dancing for all.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review and for embracing our Boma - Dinner & Drum Show. The sheer volume of local guests on public holidays here always reinforces our authenticity and "keeps it real" for us! Well done for trying the mopani worms! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Sydney
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You could be mistaken in thinking that this restaurant will be a typical tourist trap. However, the Boma restaurant managers to combine great food, music , entertainment and culture into fantastic night out. Kids loved participating in the drum playing. My daughter had her hair braided and face painted as all part of the dinner cost. Well worth a visit.

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Thank krissykat73
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your valued review! We make every effort to showcase the best of local cuisine and culture in an interactive experience and are so thrilled to see guests embrace it! We hope you will visit again! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of food with a mixture of normal food and additional local dishes. Plenty of interaction with staff and guests with their dancing and drum show

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the experience at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show. Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Coleshill, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place to go if you want to taste different African meats such as Crocodile or Warthog. Buffet grill style dining. Not much choice of other options if you do not want to try the local fayre. Worth a visit though for a fun evening. You even get to try the African drums.

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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 fun evening with us and got to try our unique offerings. Thank you so much for your lovely review. Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my wife. Food not great and very expensive, cost over 90 dollars with one beer, one fruit juice for two people. None of the salad dishes or cold suites chilled. All left uncovered in the open. African dancers entertaining . But if your going to get food poising this is the place. Meat cooked on the barbecue and... More 

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

We are sincerely sorry that we disappointed you, our valued guests. We value your feedback and thank you for your review as it allows us to improve. Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we're in Zim we visit the Falls and a trip to the Falls would never be considered without dinner at the Boma - even if the Dawa is Swahili!

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

Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We look forward to hosting you again soon! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

australia
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95 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can see how some would enjoy the evening but we were underwhelmed. It is a tourists evening. Eat from the grill, a lot of the other food was cold and unappetising. The entertainment was OK but strips of coloured Lycra and tennis shoes weren't very authentic. I guess we compared it with our beautiful dinner on the sunset river... More 

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

Thank you for your review and valuable feedback. We are sincerely sorry that you found the experience underwhelming and have taken note of the important points you have mentioned, thanks again, this helps us to improve. Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were first unsure of coming here as we were short on money but it was worth every cent. This is not just a dinner but an entire experience. The service was top notch and the food was great (my favourite was the warthog). It was a great way to try different game meats and local dishes. The interactive drum... More 

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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 happy that you had a fun night full of laughter and got to try our delicious local dishes. 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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