The Boma - Dinner and drum show amplifies its dining experience


The renowned Boma Restaurant, adjacent to the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, nestles in a Gusu Forest and is partly open to the spectacular African night skies.The restaurant which opened in 1992, has since evolved from a 60 seat open air “bush” restaurant, into a famous restaurant able to accommodate 320 diners.

Significant transformation has recently taken place at the restaurant. The process has sought to amplify the already reputable product offering, by merging the established traditional ambience with a new more contemporary energy and piquancy.

South African celebrity chef Arnold Tanzer, has played a significant role in facilitating and assisting the team at the Boma, to create a more diverse and enriched menu – it boasts a mouth-watering four-course meal that combines a delicious platter of starters, soup from the campfire, a braai buffet and desserts.

Africa Albida Tourism chief executive Ross Kennedy said: “The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show is so much more than a meal – it’s a whole evening of entertainment featuring energetic dance performances, lively songs, story-telling, face painting and an incredible interactive drumming show. It is a celebration of Zimbabwe.”

As such the emphasis has not  solely been on the food, but also on augmenting the service, uniforms, decor, drumming show as well as the lighting and sound. Rebranding has also been pivotal, hence the new logo, ‘The Boma – Dinner & Drum show’ and new colours and style.

According to Mr Kennedy, the manoeuvre has sought to “ensure that The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show delivers a superb multi-sensory evening, and with Arnold’s input and wide experience, we are once again reshaping and restyling the product.”


VF24 Editor G