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Boma – Flavors of Africa Is Reopening SOON at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Exciting news to share on the restaurant front! Even though Walt Disney World reopened in Summer 2020, there are still several experiences that have yet to reopen. As Disney continues to hire new Cast Members however, we are seeing more and more experiences (including restaurants) return! A popular restaurant located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge has remained closed since the start of the pandemic. But now, we’re learning the favorite Boma-Flavors of Africa restaurant is scheduled to reopen very soon at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge!

Disney Parks took to Twitter to share the short and sweet message: “Just announced: Boma – Flavors of Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge will be reopening this Friday, Aug. 20! Bookings start Wednesday, Aug 18.”

While Disney has yet to give insight as to what dining choices will be returning, they did share a few new buffet-style photos which mean Boma looks like it is returning as the “Family-Friendly Buffet” we loved prior to the pandemic closure. This would be the first buffet to return instead of going to a family-style service like other previous Disney buffets that have reopened since the pandemic, such as Hollywood & Vine Restaurant at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Credit: Disney Parks Instagram
Credit: Disney Parks Instagram
Credit: Disney Parks Instagram

According to Disney’s website: “Under thatched roofs, savor vibrant flavors from over 50 African countries—along with favorite American classics. Greet your day with a cup of full-bodied Kenyan AA coffee, tropical juice, and a bountiful breakfast buffet. Selections may include made-to-order omelets, French toast bread pudding, pastries, carved ham, fresh fruit, and turkey bobotie—a type of South African quiche. At dinner, watch chefs prepare Oak roasted meats, vegetarian specialties, coastal seafood dishes, fresh salads, and house-baked pastries in the onstage kitchen. Kids can enjoy options like chicken nuggets, while Guests 21 years of age and up delight in unique South African wines—many of which are available by the glass.”

The restaurant is still listed as offering both breakfast and dinner buffets as it did prior to the pandemic. Our only request is that Disney brings back the heavenly Zebra Domes dessert (which we can see in one of the photos above)! Be sure to snag your dining reservations beginning this Wednesday. Happy dining, Disney fan!

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and runDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. There isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 18 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family, we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.