Please Note: Boma- Flavors of Africa at Disney is temporarily closed because of Covid-19.
Located in the beautiful Animal Kingdom Lodge at Disney World, Boma is an amazing buffet that offers breakfast and dinner. This wonderful restaurant is always on our “must do” when we are at Walt Disney World and for good reason – Boma is ranked by most people to be the very best buffet in all of Walt Disney World! Because of that, reservations are a must!
The setting of Boma is an African marketplace with a thatched roof. Even though you are inside you get the feeling of being at an outdoor market. Boma has beautiful lanterns and colorful fabric decor to give an outdoor vibe. Lively and casual best describes the atmosphere.
If your family has finicky eaters and you are worried about them not having an adventurous pallet, fear not! Boma has many different food offerings (even a kids menu that has mac and cheese and meatballs). That being said, you may sample delicious authentic African dishes that are simply out of this world.
How much does it cost to eat at Boma?
If you are on the Disney Dining Plan you will be happy to know that Boma is only one credit for the meal. If you are not on the dining plan as of this writing the prices are:
Breakfast is served from 7:30am – 11:00am and costs $30.00. Child $17.00
Dinner is served from 4:30pm – 9:30pm and costs $52.00. Child $29.00
What is the menu at Boma?
The buffet is set up in five sections which each host a different menu option. These options are: salads, soups, breads and dips, carved and rotisserie meats, and desserts. The chefs work in the open and it is fun to watch these amazing folks cook right in front of you. Interaction with the chefs is always a special treat that you can only get at Disney World.
Here is a sample of the many breakfast entrees at Boma:
Omelets, pancakes, french toast, bread pudding, hand-carved breakfast ham and turkey, waffles, quinoa, sweet plantains, oak-grilled asparagus and tomatoes.
Just a sample of the dinner entrees at Boma include:
Pap and chakalaka, roasted salmon, durban-style roasted chicken, bobotie, pork ribs, roasted turkey, pork shoulder, spice-crusted beef sirloin, fufu, spiced sweet potatoes.
There are little special things at Boma that are worth mentioning.
First, If you are a coffee connoisseur (or snob like we are), you will love the French pressed Kenyan Coffee! In fact, come for the coffee, stay for the meal!
Second, because the restaurant is located at Animal Kingdom Lodge, think about arriving an hour before your reservation and view the animals at the observation decks!
Third, if the coffee is fantastic (which it is), it will taste even better with one of the unbelievable desserts offered after your meal. One of the favorites is Zebra Domes which are creamy white mousse zebra domes infused with Amarula liqueur and striped with dark chocolate.
Boma’s Disney Magic
One final personal note about Boma. Our family had dined at Boma a few years back and after we left, we all commented about how fantastic the butternut squash soup was. In fact, it became our “battle cry” that how great it was going to be when we go back to Boma and enjoy the butternut squash soup.
Well, we finally got back to Disney World a year later and as we sat down in the restaurant we told the server how excited we were for the soup. He sadly told us that it was not on the menu that evening. We were devastated, but we quickly told each other we were at Walt Disney World in Boma and all is well!
About halfway through the meal, our server came out with bowls of butternut squash soup for everyone in our family! I said, “How did you do this?” He said, “I told the manager about how you were looking forward to this soup and she had the chef make up a batch just for you!” The Disney magic never ends! Thank you Boma and can’t wait to get back!
Another buffet that we love is Chef Mickey’s, located in the Contemporary Hotel. Find out more about it here!