Animal Kingdom Lodge

The view upon entering the lobby is a breathtaking sight. Photo credit: Gwen Kleist / Healthy TravelingMom

At Disney World, there are foods available from all around the world. One of the most popular and unique restaurants there is Boma – Flavors of Africa.

Boma is located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and is a buffet style restaurant. I’m usually not very fond of buffet style dining but Boma is like no other buffet restaurant. There are more than 50 items from which to choose. Many are unique dishes (African/Ethiopian), including excellent choices for vegetarians.

The atmosphere is fun and the employees (cast members in Disney parlance) are extremely friendly and helpful. I even got to meet the chef who was working that evening. When I mentioned to our server that I had a few food allergies, she said the chef would be happy to come out and speak with me. He helped me by pointing out which foods to avoid concerning my food allergies. This made me feel very comfortable.

Food at Boma

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So what are some of the things you can expect to eat while at Boma? If you are dining for breakfast you can plan to feast on choices such as African pastries, French Toast Bread Pudding, Omelets, and you can even try Turkey Bobotie, similar to quiche. We had the choice of many different soups such as Coconut Chicken Curry Soup, Chicken Corn Chowder, and oh the Butternut Squash Soup, which has got to be my all-time favorite.

After drooling over which soup to choose I moved on to the main meal items offered. Delicious choices such as Whole Durban Style Roasted Chicken, Watermelon Rind Salad, Tunisian Couscous Salad, various breads and hummus. I literally was in foodie heaven.

Now to move on to dessert. Yes, you must remember to save room for dessert, they have an amazing selection and the best part…you get to go back for more!  We sampled Kenyan Coffee Tarts, Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce, Strawberry Mint Terrines, Zebra Domes and on request, the chef even brought me my own bowl of Raspberry Sherbet with berries on the side. I was one happy girl. And after a refreshing drink, my hubby was one happy guy.

Tips for Dining at Boma

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    Boma participates in the Disney Dining Plan and accepts Tables in Wonderland for a 20% discount.

  • Boma is not a character buffet so if that is something you are interested in I’d recommend dining at Tusker House at the Animal Kingdom park instead where you will find characters Donald and Daisy Duck along with Mickey Mouse and Goofy.
  • Do remember, you are at a buffet and it is all you can eat. Be sure to try a sampling of different foods, and if you don’t like it, get something else. That’s the fun of this Disney Dining experience.
  • And one more interesting piece of information – the term Boma loosely refers to a fence fashioned of sticks used for outdoor meals and parties.

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Paula Schmitt is an award-winning author turned travel blogger in search of adventure. Read more about Paula here and at This Girl Travels here.