Boma – Flavors of Africa

August 9th, 2013 by in Walt Disney World Locations

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Can you believe it’s already been two months since I was in Disney World? I still haven’t gone through all my photos and it still seems like we just went.

After a hot morning and a rainy afternoon at Animal Kingdom, we hopped on a bus over to Animal Kingdom Lodge. This was my first time at Animal Kingdom Lodge, and it sure seems like it’s in the middle of nowhere compared to a lot of places on Walt Disney World property.

Getting to Animal Kingdom Lodge is sort of like this:

IMG_7293Animal Kingdom Lodge has a beautiful, massive lobby area. From there, head right and downstairs and you’ll end up in a waiting area between Jiko and Boma. I also liked how Victoria Falls, the lounge area, was on the staircase between the bottom floor and the lobby. It overlooks Boma and was a nice little area.

Down at the check-in desk there was a little confusion about our reservation but it was resolved quickly. We were seated at a large table in the restaurant and the server took our drink orders. African beer seemed logical here so I ordered a Tusker Premium Lager.

The Tusker lager came out in the bottle alongside a chilled shaker glass. Poured into the glass it was a clear golden color with a small white head. It’s slightly fruity at first with a wheat flavor and slight bitterness. Tusker isn’t going to blow your mind by any means, but there’s nothing wrong with it either.

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The food at Boma was very good. Everything has an African flair to it but nothing is so far out there that it’s not approchable. Also, no guano bowls here!

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The quality of the food is certainly better overall than the character meals we had earlier in the week. Apparently I was too busy enjoying the food to take a ton of pictures of it, but this soup with mussels and such was delicious. A bit spicy (I believe it had curry in it) and a little creamy with good shellfish.

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Also, zebra domes. Need I say more? They’re ridiculously good and the feature dessert at Boma. Frosted sponge cake bites made with a liquor. The cookies and cakes and such were rather good too but the real treat at the dessert bar are the zebra domes.

IMG_7308These African wooden sculptures sit alongside the buffet and they’re quite well done, and this shot of the lion sculpture came out pretty good if I do say so myself.

So should you try Boma? Yes. Absolutely yes. If the kids don’t like the adventurous stuff there’s a buffet section with the usual macaroni and cheese and such, but the food is delicious and Animal Kingdom Lodge is a great resort to take a visit to.

Afterward, we got back on the a bus and headed all the way across the property to Downtown Disney in order to take a boat up the Sassagoula River back to Port Orleans Riverside. There’s a lot more to the story this night, but I think I’ll save it for my next Disney World article. In the meantime, satisfy yourself with some photos, including Wishes, Port Orleans Riverside and Epcot, more Epcot, and a picture fans of this site should enjoy even though you can’t actually get a beer at the location.


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