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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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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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78 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

A no a,dinner had been recommended to us by two other travelers we met up with and we are so glad we took their advice! Great food and great experience - the drumming is interactive and provides great entertainment.

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Thank Mary D
VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this review

We are so glad that you chose to dine with us at the Boma Dinner & Drum Show. We thank you so much for such a complimentary review as it helps keeps everyone focused and motivated. Best Regards Jonathan Hudson More 

Camps Bay, South Africa
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This was really great with a lot and very nice food. The show was also good but the most amazing guy was the one that does face paint. He is extremely good!!

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Thank Marlie d
VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and positive words. We are delighted that we could make your dining experience with us at the Boma Dinner & Drum Show such an exciting one. Looking forward to hosting you again soon Best Regards Jonathan Hudson More 

Washington, DC
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The food was so-so and the entertainment didn't seem 'authentic'. For this amount of money, I recommend spending it elsewhere.

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

Thank you for taking the time and effort to post your comments on Tripadvisor. We fully appreciate that the cultural dining experience that we offer may not appeal to everyone, however, we are fortunate that the vast majority of comments that we receive are extremely positive. It would really help us to investigate and/or understand your views further, so please... More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Eating at The Boma appear to be a tourist ritual and it is certainly entertaining and a god photo op. The food is OK but you can certainly do better (MakuwaKuwa for example). Also your opportunity to try the mopane worm 😀.

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Thank Francois D
VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this review

We fully appreciate that the cultural dining experience that we offer may not appeal to everyone. We review every comment with great anticipation and do our best to follow through on every aspect mentioned by all our followers. Your comments are sincerely appreciated, as this can only assist us in improving our service to our guests. We hope you will... More 

Harare, Zimbabwe
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181 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Boma is most popular place for the real carnivores. If you love meat, this is the place to be. Warthog on the spigot, buffalo venison and braised deer meat form part of the dish. Enjoy the typical local drum and dance while sipping from the wide range of white and red wines. Don't forget to visit the Vultures feeding program... More 

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Thank John C
VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this review

We appreciate your awesome review and we are very happy to have had you dining with us at the Boma Dinner & Drum Show. We look forward to you visiting again soon Best Regards Jonathan Hudson More 

Sydney, Australia
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729 reviews
447 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

An evening dinner experience that starts at the entrance with a shawl being tied around you and a couple of African paint graphics on your cheek, inside you have your hands washed before an appetiser is served, it is a mix of game food and was all decent. After that you are free to hit the buffet for salads, roasted... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your review on your recent dining experience with us at the Boma Dinner & Drum Show. We hope to see you back here again. Best Regards Jonathan Hudson More 

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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

That right there, a symbol of delight! A week ago, had they told me that a place in Zimbabwe actually exists where one can eat all he can, IF he can..I definitely would have knocked some sense into that person. But boy! Was i dumbfounded when i actually had the priviledge to enjoy the sensation, that is The BOMA. Aka... More 

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Thank Kashif C
VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this review

So glad you found us! Thank you for such an amazing review on your recent dining experience with us at the Boma Dinner & Drum Show. We hope to see you back here on your next trip to Victoria Falls.. Best Regards Jonathan Hudson More 

Metro Manila, Philippines
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is an interactive dinner show. People get up to participate in dancing. Everyone was given a drum to play along with the show. Food was diversity with lot's of meat to try.

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Thank 57elsa
VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this review

Thank you for your support. We hope to see you again soon! Best Regards Jonathan Hudson More 

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Wow we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal there. The drums were fantastic. My grandchildren had the time of their lives and wanted to return. That is a good recommendation. The food was good and there was a large selection.

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Thank Fay O
VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this review

What a wonderful review, thank you so much. We are so glad you and your family enjoyed all that the Boma Dinner & Drum Show have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back Best Regards Jonathan Hudson More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I especially enjoyed the drum show. Great audience participation, was lots of fun. The buffet had a hige selection of food and service was great. I especially enjoyed the desserts. Only downside was mosquitoes.

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Thank Vicky D
VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at the Boma Dinner & Drum Show. We are aware that mosquitos can be problematic during this dry season, however we frequently spray our properties to ty to keep them away. Whilst every effort is put into this exercise, one must understand that being in a national park,... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$40 - US$40
Cuisine
African, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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