By: Nick

Boma, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Jambo House, is a buffet with an African flavor and has many different multicultural influences as well.
The restaurant has an open kitchen, a wood-burning grill and a rotisserie.

There are several areas featuring a variety of foods, such as a wood roasted meat section, salads, and soups.
Favorites  include the Durban Style Roasted Chicken, Spice Crusted Beef Striploin, and the Whole Roasted Salmon. On our last visit, there was also a lamb dish, called Lamb Potje, which I’d never seen before, but I loved.A potjie (poy-kee) is a 3 legged cast iron cooking vessel that the Dutch introduced into South African cooking.
We also love the soups. They change them frequently, but usually include a few of these:
Chicken Corn Porridge
Smoked Tomato Soup
Creamy Carrot and Ginger Soup
Coconut Currey Seafood Soup
Cote D’Ivoire Seafood Gumbo
Butternut Squash Soup (which is more like a dessert, it’s so sweet and creamy)
The She Crab Soup was my favorite, until I developed a shellfish allergy!
There are also a wide range of very unusual salads, such as Artichoke and Preserved Lemon Salad, (not a fan), Tunisian Cous Cous Salad (tasty), and Watermelon Rind Salad, which is one of those dishes that I can’t really decide if I like or not!
My wife really enjoys the different types of humus and breads.
But you have to save room for dessert. Like the rest of the buffet, there is something for everyone.
My very favorite thing though, is the Zebra Dome. Zebra Domes consist of a thin layer of white cake, a dome of Amarula Liqueur mousse, coated in a white chocolate ganache with a dark chocolate ganache drizzle and are one of the most talked about foods at Disney World!


Boma is open for Breakfast and Dinner, and we enjoy both.

There are offerings for every taste, from simple to adventurous, so I highly recommend it for a large group. I can’t imagine anyone in the group wouldn’t find something they like.