Boma is a buffet table service restaurant located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge that features flavors of Africa. Breakfast is served from 7:30 am to 11:00 am and dinner is served from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm daily.
Boma loosely translates to “a fence fashioned of sticks” and you will see this motif throughout the interior of the restaurant. Boma also represents an African open air marketplace. The eating area is very open, with thatched draped panels across the ceiling. The buffet area is organized by huts, which are divided by course: salads, soups, grains and dips, entrees, sides, kids’ area, and desserts.
Buffet options include grains and dips (various African breads and hummus), salads (such as Watermelon Rind Salad, Spinach and Quinoa Salad, Chicken Salad with Chili Cilantro, and Tabouleh), soups (such as Seafood Gumbo, Coconut Chicken Curry Soup, Lentils and Sausage Soup, and Carrot Ginger soup), entrees (such as Durban Style Roasted Chicken, Spice Crusted Beef Striploin, Slow Roasted Pork Ribs, Whole Roasted Salmon), sides (such as Peanut Rice, Roasted Root Vegtables, Couscous, and Fufu), kids’ area (picky eater friendly foods like mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, pasta, and fried chicken), and desserts (such as Zebra Domes, Kenyan Coffee Tarts, Cinnamon Chocoloate Mousse, Bread Pudding).
In my opinion, Boma has some of the best buffet offerings on the Disney property. I feel that most buffets offer the same options that you can get at any buffet in the country, but the food at Boma is unique and very good. I loved the Seafood Gumbo and the Zebra Domes. Zebra Domes have a cult following. Many people will tell you that they are a must on a Disney vacation!
As with most buffets, we didn’t see our server very often. When we did see him; however, he was friendly and very knowledgeable.
Boma is by far one of my favorite buffets on the Disney property. If you have an adventurous pallet, you will love Boma. If you are not, there are still some safer options; however, you probably will not enjoy it as much.