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US$45 - US$45
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African, Barbecue
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic meal we had. The new ownership has totally upgraded and revamped the place. The food was definately the best value of any of the meals we had in the falls. My husband had chicken and chips and I had a pizza both...were delicious. There is a lovely friendly, happy and festive atmosphere. Nothing is too much trouble for any of the staff. Loved the Goat called Chicken who will happily share your meal if you let him. If you need a reasonable priced meal ( breakfast, lunch or dinner or just a coffee) this is definately the place to go to in the Falls. For a drink with a wonderfully eclectic mix of people Shoestrings is the place to be. We did not stay but judging by the level of service and the value for money of everything else I am sure if you are travelling on a budget this would be the place to stay in the Falls.More

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Reviewed 6 April 2021 via mobile

Was there on Easter Friday.. my hat goes off to the level of service and hospitality they offered us.. we had vegetarians in our group, and chef Stha Bethe went over an above our expectations to let us know what was available for them to...eat and Evan have the vegetarians in the group a full tour of where they should get food from an what they can have that has no neat in it.. the waiting staff ( mercy, nicodimus, and mpume) were very friendly and professional.. the experience as usual too notch.. Thankyou for the perfect evening, and for carrying your selves in this manner through these tough years for tourism.. will definitely be visiting again when we’re back there..More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 28 February 2021 via mobile

This was my third visit and the Boma did not disappoint. A truly amazing African cuisine buffet with rich cultural entertainment that is in itself the height of the dinner experience!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 4 January 2021 via mobile

‘‘Twas great for us but the very long queues for meals made me full already , I went back hungry , I suggest more chefs and limited queues Also go with changed money , it’s a struggle when settling for drinks .. However it’s a...great place very interesting!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 3 October 2020 via mobile

This is the best traditional style hotel you can visit in Victoria Falls.They offer a full three course meal that will make you lick your finger.The service is quite good and impressive.I recommend you visit The Boma in the evening because that is when you...get to see live performances of localsMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 16 September 2020

We were staying in the Victoria Falls Hotel and took the opportunity to have dinner and see the performance. The performance was interesting, but the food on the buffet was mediocre and disappointing.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 30 June 2020

Entertainment was great, everyone really got into the mood with the drums and the dancing Everything felt a little disorganised however. We were seated and everyone else was getting their food, but we weren't sure whether we could just get up and get the food...or did we have to wait? Drinks guy was a little pushy which was a bit uncomfortable. Food was ok, not as great as we had expected and experienced at other similar places. They didn't seem to keep the food stocked up and always felt like we were waiting for the food we wanted to try Understand that table placement is challenging when putting a show on, however all we got to look at was the back of the dances/drummers. Great to listen to and experience but would have been better to be able to 'see' themMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 24 April 2020

The Boma Dinner & Drum Show is located just outside of the Victoria Falls Town and is a MUST for all visitors! The evening is filled with endless amounts of tasty, traditional food of which much of it is cooked and prepared in front of...the guests. But don't gorge yourselves so much that you cannot move, because you'll need the energy to join in on the fun interactive entertainment! There are incredible traditional dancers that put on quite the show, which we suggest you join in just for the fun of it, but of course you can also watch from your table if dancing isn't quite your thing. You'll be able to get your face painted, visit the in house fortune teller if it interests you, beat along to the music with your own drum, feel like a local with your chitenge (sarong) wrapped around you and so much more! The staff are joyous and energetic - they're always around when you need them and make your evening one to remember! It's a fantastic evening that will bring you copious amounts of excitement, and leave you with a full belly! We highly recommend the Boma for a truly African dining experience.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 2 April 2020 via mobile

What a magical experience the Boma was! Their taxi collected us from the hotel for a small fee that was added to the food and show bill. The welcoming there was awesome, we were given traditional cloths to put on as part of the experience....The eating experience was amazing!!! The food very tasty. The drum show itself was magnificent...magical...you get tired beating the drum and dancing but you don't want it to end! The entire experience is reasonably priced. We had a ball!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 28 March 2020

Lots of fun trying local foods. Quality was good. Service was good. The show, face painters, etc. made for a fun evening.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Response from 769chesterm | Reviewed this property |
US$45 per person. Worth every penny
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14 December 2019|
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Response from enricoca1 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I agree with the other guys Remember that you need to come back, that is another $10 Since it's low season, I suggest to talk to the taxi driver, and have a deal with him for $15 both ways, or less since it is really... More
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Response from 67RoslynM | Reviewed this property |
I arrived and requested a table without a booking, but I would recommend booking before you go, as we got a table on uneven ground and in an undesirable spot. That was in December, peak season.
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The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5