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    Boma - Flavors of Africa

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Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge (Jambo House), on the first floor, one level below the lobby.


Watermelon rind salad; Moroccan seafood salad; roasted meats, Durban spiced roasted chicken, and vegetable skewers.


Boma is consistently rated as one of the best restaurants in Walt Disney World—it’s as much an attraction at the Animal Kingdom Lodge as, well, the animals. Boma’s buffet includes fresh, seasonal, well-prepared offerings at each meal station. (Serving utensils are replaced very often these days.) And the value, at both breakfast and dinner, is almost impossible to beat. Advance Reservations are a must—walkup tables here are few and far between.

Setting and Atmosphere

On the first floor of Animal Kingdom Lodge, Boma’s huge dining room evokes an African marketplace, complete with thatched-roof ceilings. With so many tables and buffet dining stations, plus the massive open kitchen where guests can observe all the goings-on, the dining room can be loud during peak mealtimes. Still, large and small families alike find it welcoming.

House Specialties

Boma’s buffet takes guests to a culinary frontier full of rich flavors. Dishes represent regional cuisines from across Africa. Daily rotating entrées include carved African spice–crusted beef sirloin and whole-roasted salmon, plus a new recipe for slow-roasted ribs. Side dishes include spiced sweet potatoes, couscous, peanut rice, and Zulu cabbage. Cold prepared salads are ripe with fresh produce, ranging in flavor from sweet and sour (watermelon rind) to savory (lentils and hearts of palm). Boma’s signature dessert, the Zebra Dome—a thin layer of white cake supporting an orb of Amarula cream-liqueur mousse, smothered with white chocolate ganache and drizzled with dark chocolate—has a cult following.

Other Recommendations

A rotating selection of specialty soups—the carrot-ginger soup and Cape Malay lamb stew in particular are must-tries. Specialty dips and condiments such as Kalamata olive hummus, tamarind barbecue sauce, coriander chutney, and Masai Mara sauce (think a Kenyan pesto) will tickle taste buds as complements to any dish or bread. For breakfast, French toast bread pudding shines; made-to-order omelets and carved meats satisfy those in search of more American options.



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