Flavors Of Africa
Breakfast and Dinner
Dining Plan - (2) Table Services per person
Boma - Flavors
of Africa restaurant is located in the lower level of Disney
Kingdom Lodge Jambo House. It is next to Jiko - The Cooking
Place restaurant. They are both African based cuisine, with
the difference being that Boma is a buffet-style restaurant
and a 1-Table Service on the Disney
Dining Plan, while Jiko is a Signature Restaurant and
a 2-Table Services on the Disney
and I ate at Jiko once duing our December 2008 visit to Disney
World, and while I have to say that we were both impressed
enough to give Jiko 4-star ratings, I was just as impressed
with Boma, and also gave it a 4-star rating, while although
quite as pleased, because she played it 'taste-safe' and ate
the 'children' dishes, she still gave rated Boma a 4-star.
There was quite
a variety there. Salads, fruit, desserts, soups, mac &
cheese, meats, salmon, breads, etc. The only complaint I had
was that our table was very small. The area where we were
seated was cramped overall, and I like to have some room at
the table to eat comfortably.
The staff was
pleasant, and our server, Gilbert, was attentive yet not too
overbearing. He gave us 'breathing room' to eat, but kept
an eye on our drinks, and pretty much kept our table clean
as we went back and forth to the 'troughs' :-) , which was
really appreciated since our table was so small.We were really
hungry that evening, not having eaten for several hours, and
even though we were sampling, we back to the buffet three
times each, and the plates (and bowls) would have piled up,
had it not been for Gilbert's watchful eye.
We ate around 7pm
after checking in to our studio and checking out the animals
from our balcony, so it was dark outside, and the lighting
in Boma is very dim, especially where everyone dines, so I
didn't take many pictures.
While we ate, some
of the staff did some percussion playing and mild dancing,
which I thought was kind of cool. They seemed to be having
fun with it too. I noticed they did some more percussion playing
the next morning in Boma. We didn't eat there, but passed
it a couple times during the morning. Actually, we got our
breakfast from the Quick Service restaurant, The Mara, and
took it to our room to eat and watch the animals from our
I would definitely
eat at Boma again. I thought some of the dishes were really
good, and I want to try some of the ones I didn't get a chance
to try. Even when sampling, you can only eat so much! Cindy
says she would too, although she's not rushing to get there...
Hey, she should've taken the plunge, and went for the good
stuff. They have a wide variety of exotic dishes as well as
normal cuisine, so my thinking is try the exotic stuff, and
if you don't like it (which I did like quite a bit of it -
not all), you can always leave that plate and get what you're
used to... Isn't that what buffet-style dining is all about?
All and all, Cindy
and I both rate Boma - Flavors Of Africa as a 4-star restaurant
on our Recommended
Restaurants listing, and since they have just about something
for anyone, I suggest you give it a try.
Julius Covington, Sr.
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