A cultural cuisine experience

An unforgettable cultural experience is offered by the Boma-Dinner & Drum Show, which combines the warmth and hospitality of Zimbabwe and its people with the foods, sights, sounds, and scents of Africa. The Boma, which is a component of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge property, is partially exposed to the magnificent African night sky. While people staying at other hotels can be transported for a small fee, those staying on the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge estate are provided with a shuttle service to and from The Boma.

Entertainment

The Boma serves dinner daily commencing at 19:00. We recommend that you be seated by that time for an intriguing evening. Before entering the main enclosure, diners are warmly welcomed and dressed in ‘chitenges’ (traditional sarongs). As a prelude to dinner, they are encouraged to take part in a hand washing ceremony before sampling local snacks and traditional beer. Traditional dancers, a local folk storyteller, and a fortune teller include some of the nightly offerings. After dinner, guests are invited to engage in an interactive drumming extravaganza starting at 8.45 p.m.

Seating capacity and reservations

Reservations are strongly advised, and we recommend booking The Boma as part of your Victoria Falls itinerary. The restaurant seats 320 people during the dry season (April to October) and 250 people during the wet season (November to March). The Boma can be reserved exclusively for a minimum of 250 guests.

Dress code

In the summer, from September to April, dress comfortably in light clothing, and in the winter, from May to August, wear warm clothing.


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Daily: 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Open Public Holidays

The Menu

The Boma offers a four-course meal consisting of a mouthwatering selection of starters, soup from the campfire, and a substantial BBQ buffet. The Boma specialises in a wonderful assortment of traditional Zimbabwean foods. We provide a large selection of salads and a wide range of delightful desserts. For the less courageous, there are also beef, pork, fish, and chicken meals available. Vegetarian and Halal customers are also provided for. The adventurous are seduced with local delicacies like mopane worms and game stews.

The Experience

On arrival at The Boma

Before you even enter The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show, you will be enthralled by the atmosphere and excitement because when you arrive, you are ceremoniously clothed in your chitenge (sarong), and then you are welcomed by traditional dancers and given a small face paint. African women are given dots on their cheeks to represent their beauty, while men are given stripes to represent their warrior appearance.

The Entertainment

Mbira music, traditional dancers, a local folk storyteller, a fortune teller, a hair braider, elaborate face painters, and souvenir sellers provide entertainment during the feast.

The renowned energetic interactive drumming show, which begins after dinner at 8.45pm, is the evening’s highlight. It is Zimbabwe’s only interactive drumming show. Each guest is given a djembe drum and the opportunity to participate in the drumming show by learning a few rhythms. Guests are invited to the dance floor following the drumming show.

The evening concludes with acapella singers serenading you at your table.

Are you ready to start planning your Boma – Dinner & Drum Show Experience?

To create an itinerary just for you based on your travel wishes, get in touch with one of our Africa Safaris Specialists.

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