Boma – Flavors of Africa
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:
Animal 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.