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The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show

Victoria Falls Town | Africa Albida Tourism, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
+263 13 43211
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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African, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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Victoria Falls Town | Africa Albida Tourism, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was delicious with the warthog being yummiest dish- recommended . The drumming was so much fun and gran and daughters enjoyed it tremendously. The service though was slow and upsetting . The boma was full on the night we went and this meant super...More

Thank AlanaChinhara
VFSL-GM, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We offer our sincere apologies for the slow drinks service you received, remedial actions have been taken. We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening otherwise and appreciate your review and feedback as it assists us in ensuring this does not happen again. Best...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The performance of the Boma artists was exceptional. The feat of getting everyone in the audience to play the drums was a momentous feat that was very well coordinated. Vegetarians should take note that while an open buffet of cold vegetables is provided, it is...More

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

Thank you for your great review! It seems that you may have somehow missed our warm vegetarian section - with roasted veg pasta, stuffed vegetables, springrolls, eggplant fritters, etc. We are so sorry that this was not pointed out to you! We are so glad...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a dinner and show geared specifically for tourists. The food was OK, its buffet style. The musicians and dancers were acceptable...but for me the context of watching this show felt too gratuitous. I work in the music industry, and I would much rather...More

Thank Alison L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an interesting dining experience at Boma. Not only did we get to try various game meat, there were also performances, as well as face painting (which was very well done). Towards the later part of the evening, everyone is given a drum and...More

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

Thank you so much for your amazing review and recommendation! We hope that you will come again when next in Victoria Falls! Best regards, General Manager.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was nice although not excepcional. But you come here not only because of the food but because of the ambient. The music played after dinner was ver typical and amusing. Worth going!

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

Many thanks for your review and feedback! We are so happy that you found the experience to be worthwhile and that you had a great evening with us. Best regards, General Manager.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had to use my connections to grab a seat for me and my family. The food was sumptuous. We ate enough food for 2 days. After the meal, it was time for beating drums. My kids loved the experience. Boma is the place to...More

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so glad that you and your family had a great experience with us. We hope that you will visit again soon for another fantastic meal! Best regards, General Manager.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do while in Vic Falls! The diversity of food and meat is second to none. Also enjoyed the highly engaging drum show.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review and recommendation! We are so happy that you enjoyed the delicious food and found the drum show highly engaging! Best regards, General Manager.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Boma is best place to sample most of the local African dishes... everything from the starter to dessert had a touch of Africa. The best part of the night was the drum concert when all of us were beating to drums together. This is...More

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

We are so happy that you had a wonderful experience with us and hope that you will visit again! Thank you for your fantastic review! Best regards, General Manager.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At around 40-45 USD per head, the Boma offers help-yourself buffet dining, with drinks at additional cost from the bar. Tables for 4 up to 20, depending on availability. Drumming is initially by a tribal dance troupe before every diner is handed a djembe for...More

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

Many thanks for your detailed review, we are delighted that you had great fun with us! Best regards, General Manager.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was not great. The drum show was amazing and the atmosphere was exciting. They dress you in African apparel which was quite cool. Theres a sangoma that walks around which is creepy and not cool.. disturbing actually.

Thank Chellabella88
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and valued feedback, we are glad that the atmosphere and drum show was amazing. We are so sorry that you did not find the fortune teller appealing, and off our sincere apologies. Best regards, General Manager.

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_ker13sco
25 October 2017|
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Response from Gladyman M | Reviewed this property |
$40 per adult and $20 for kids. Free for children under 3. No transfers included in these charges
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vanezaslourenco
21 July 2017|
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Response from VFSL-GM | Property representative |
Good morning! What a wonderful surprise and a great way to end your trip! Being such a holiday destination, the numbers are not dependent on days of the week. We are sure you will have a fantastic fun-filled... More
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Mai M
9 January 2017|
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Response from VFSL-GM | 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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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, Local cuisine, 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 43211
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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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