For most travellers, eating out while on holiday and savouring the local cuisine is an important part of visiting a different country. Hotels usually have their own restaurants (with delicious offerings, no less) but, for the adventurous, there is always the lure of indigenous samplings further about in town!
Victoria Falls restaurants are many and varied, reflecting the diversity of cultures to be found in this part of the world. Most enjoy a reputation of providing superior dining with great service in relaxed settings; and are within easy commuting distance, often just a short walk or taxi ride away from your Victoria Falls accommodation. Home-baked cakes, hot stews, grill platters and authentic oriental dishes are popular menu items. However, dining out in Victoria Falls is an incomplete experience without tucking in to some uniquely Zimbabwean dishes!
Not to be missed, The Boma – Place of Eating greets guests with a rich selection of game steaks including warthog (for which it is most renowned), eland, impala, and even crocodile! Hearty soup from the campfire and a barbeque buffet, served on cast iron plates, with a selection of salads ensure no guest is left unsatisfied. The diner with a penchant for unusual dishes has the chance to savour Mopani worms; while traditional beef, pork, fish and chicken or vegetarian meals are also available. Amakwezi traditional dancers, drummers, story- and fortune-tellers provide evening entertainment, making dining at The Boma a truly unique experience.
Mama Africa Eating House
Situated in central Victoria Falls, patrons frequent this contemporary township-style restaurant for hotpots, stews, and a standard grill menu. A resident jazz band provides live entertainment most nights at this venue, which is popular for its youthful casual atmosphere. The restaurant’s name befits the matronly, home-like service, and visitors looking to kick back with easy dining after a day out in town will find Mama Africa perfect.
Here, guests favouring western cuisine are well accommodated with a menu fusing European, Mediterranean, and local influences. This modern-style restaurant is ideal for mingling with local company in a bustling district, while soaking up the Victoria Falls atmosphere.
At the Rainforest Restaurant, light meals, homemade cakes and cold drinks provide pleasant refreshment for visitors just inside the entrance to Victoria Falls National Park.
Nam Took Thai Restaurant
Featuring a substantial menu of authentic Thai, Chinese and Indian-Pakistani dishes combined with vibrant African décor, Nam Took Thai Restaurant is a feast for the senses. Friendly staff and the option to dine in, or take out, round off a cheerful experience.
The accommodation in Victoria Falls promises to be pleasantly comfortable throughout you stay. Buffet breakfasts, a la carte lunches and dinners with excellent views of the surrounds add to the convenience in this popular tourist town with no shortage of exciting activities to pursue.