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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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231 - 240 of 1,509 reviews

Reviewed 26 October 2016

I loved trying the food. The roasted lamb was the best I have ever had and I raise sheep. Eland meatballs, warthog streak and impala excellent. Our waitress was dismissive and inattentive. She never smiled or made us feel welcome while she fawned over the...More

Thank BlueFalconRidge
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2016

Many thanks for your review of the Boma - Dinner and Drum Show. We appreciate your feedback, it is vital for us to take note of our failings so that we can improve. We are pleased you had a fun evening and enjoyed the vast...More

Reviewed 25 October 2016

The place is absolutely gorgeous! My friend and I were into the wrap cloths from the beginning. It's outdoors but under thatched roofing so remember to bring DEET or whatever good repellent you have for mosquitoes at night. Dinner was buffet-style with lots of different...More

Thank joeyjoi5
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2016

Thank you so much for your amazing review! We are so pleased you "let loose" and had a fun evening! The Boma - Dinner and Drum Show really has a heartbeat of it's own! The four course dinner and show is $45 per person excluding...More

Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a tourist place with average food. It is loud, outdoors (but undercover), can be hot and lots of mosquitoes. Just OK, but nothing I'd recommend.More

Thank BambiLaFawn
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Thank you for your review. We are saddened to hear that your experience was not a great one. We would be delighted to host you in our MakuwaKuwa Restaurant upon your next visit as it may be more suited to your taste. Best regards, Jonathan...More

Reviewed 23 October 2016

..but the food is very poor if you're not into meat. This is a big venue and the night we went it was packed. This makes it all the more impressive that they were able to hand a drum out to all patrons to enable...More

1  Thank Brenda B
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

We thank you for your review on the Boma Dinner and Drum Show and will certainly take your comments to heart regarding the food standards and take action accordingly. The drumming session has a huge impact and we are happy you had a great experience!...More

Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We were a bit skeptical about dinner there but we found out it was a real nice experience which we enjoyed very much. Food can be a bit weird but you can find what to eat so don't worry!

Thank Orit M
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Thank you for your review! We are so please you enjoyed your Boma experience! We hope to see you again! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager.

Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Went there for dinner on October 21 2016, its a good concept if you want to experience African cuisine, many different food choices, for meat eaters you can order from beef to other different game meats, vegetarian friendly, good desserts, can use some cleaning as...More

Thank Ronald L
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate your feedback. We pride ourselves on the vast selection on offer and booking in advance is recommended! Rest assured swift action will be taken with regards to this unfortunate incident. Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager.

Reviewed 21 October 2016

I have visited the Boma quite a few times over the years. On my first visit I found the Boma very personal, great service, and with some quaint local activities such as a local fortune-teller/witch doctor. I was smitten with the place and have visited...More

1  Thank Addaxian
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely a must visit when in Victoria Falls. There is a huge selection on what to eat and one can really find something that can appeal to them. There is of course the dinner show which is great entertainment when enjoying the dinner. There is...More

1  Thank Dolphin01
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Another reviewer wrote "Commercialized African Experience" and that's a good way of summing up Boma. This place is designed to feed as many customers as possible. It's all you can eat, but that comes with some incredible downsides. First, the food isn't that great. In...More

Thank TSC32655
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We went here as part of our honeymoon trip. We were greeted with an African looking sheet wrapped around us and a couple marks on our faces in paint. We are ushered into a room with a lamb on spit, big coal bbqs and delicious...More

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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, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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