Boma labels itself as ‘The Place of Eating’, but it’s so much more than that. Snug in the Gusu Forest, equal parts grand feast, full-on cultural experience, and whistlestop culinary tour of Southern Africa, the restaurant knows how to rustle up a good time. Food courses are punctuated with fascinating glimpses of traditional practices: Ndebele dancers and singers, Zambezi drumbeats, a witchdoctor, a traditional storyteller. All captivating, all great fun, and many a chance for diners to get involved. And the food more than matches the wonderful atmosphere. Vegetarians are well catered for, and there is less adventurous fare, but for many it’s the delicious, locally sourced and unashamedly gamey dishes that pique the interest and tickle the tastebuds. Ranging from the downright daring (enjoy the Mopani worm) to temptingly exotic dishes – think warthog, ostrich steaks and kudu stew, or a buffalo curry and crocodile tails. Boma also serves up wonderful river fish, and the traditional potjiekos(hunter’s stew), a rich combination of generous cuts of meat. Dive in!