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Old 01-25-2013, 08:43 AM   #1
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This will be our first time eating there. Tell me about your experience there. The CM's have raved about it. Also I was told that you can go out on a deck/patio afterwards and see the animals? Is that true?

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Old 01-25-2013, 09:57 AM   #2
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Yes! If you are there at night, ask for directions to the Uzima Savanna and there will be night vision goggles for you to use to view the animals. You can also get an amazing view of the Arusha Savanna if you walk straight through AKL Lobby. There are also viewing outlooks with rocking chairs on the third floor wings of the main building. It is an amazing resort!
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:34 AM   #3
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Boma's is a buffet. The restaurant serves wonderful food. They offer a few American dishes such as macaroni and cheese. You don't need to eat at Boma's to enjoy viewing the animals at the resort. That can be done any time. Enjoy!
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One of, if not THE absolute best place to eat on property!!!
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:21 PM   #6
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We have eaten there twice, and loved it both times!
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If it is not dark yet, you do not need to go to the other viewing area for night goggles (which can be hard to come by...there's only a few of them & no time limit so you could be out of luck getting a pair of them.) But during daylight, you can go out on the large viewing area off the end of the main lobby (go towards the big windows, down the steps and out the door to the large patio type area surrounded by savannah) Between 4 & 6:00 PM, the keepers are placing various kinds of feed right there on the savannah and you'll see a LOT of animals, including giraffes, zebras, various antelopes, many kinds of birds, etc. The animals will get as close as 20-30 ft from the viewing area (in other words, no binoculars needed!) This happens every night...and the animals come because the food is there. We usually get our Boma reservation for 6:00 PM or after, and arrive early to see the animals at feeding time. If you haven't been to Animal Kingdom Lodge before, also allow time to wander the lobby (it is fabulous, and a lot to see in there) and check out the Lodge's gift shop. Besides the usual Disney stuff, there is a lot of unique African art & craft items (carved elephants, jewelry, etc.) things that are not carried in all of the Disney gift shops.
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Boma is a wonderful experience. I am not an adventurous eater at all, and I always leave stuffed. Try a bit of everything- especially the ethnic dishes. My mouth is watering thinking about a dinner there right now!
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Ate there for the first time this past Monday -wife and I thought it was awesome! Loved the Seafood Gumbo and Curried Lamb. Didn't get to see the animals - too dark and too tired.
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Originally Posted by GaMomof2Girls
This will be our first time eating there. Tell me about your experience there. The CM's have raved about it. Also I was told that you can go out on a deck/patio afterwards and see the animals? Is that true?

Make sure you try the soup! Boma has the most amazing carrot ginger soup. Yum! Our kids still claim they also have the best Mac & cheese. I don't know how Disney manages to do buffets so well, but they do.

We ate there for Christmas dinner a couple of years ago and had the best time. After dinner we went outside the lobby to see the animals (really had to look for them in the dark) and then we warmed up by the big fire outside.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:35 PM   #11
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LOVE Boma! The food is amazing! My 7 year old daughter has talked nonstop about how delicious the coconut curry chicken soup was that she had there last April and how she hopes she can get it again on our next trip. Everything is so good, try a little bit of everything, I promise you won't be disappointed! There is a great viewing area to see the animals on the savannah, it's off of the lobby. My girls loved seeing all the animals, it was really nice.
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Yes, as all of the other posters have said, Boma is wonderful. The buffet offers several items to please picky eaters, but lots of other wonderful dishes that are unique. There is a HUGE variety from appetizer type foods, soups, salads, carved meats, lots of sides, and a large assortment of desserts. We really enjoyed our meal.

There is an animal lookout area on one side of the pool, a flamingo area off from the pool area, and the main animal viewing area outside of the lobby. There are cast members from Africa, many from South Africa, at each of the animal lookout areas that will share information about the animals. They are very knowledgable and friendly. It's amazing how close you feel to the animals.

Between the meal and the animal viewing, you will have a wonderful experience!
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:16 PM   #13
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We really like Boma (have food for the adventurous and non-adventurous alike) and I absolutely love the soups. I never thought I was particularly a soup person, but they are just wonderful.
As for seeing the animals, we usually go at dusk and see a few. The lodge is absolutely gorgeous--enjoy!
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