Ideas on building a Boma, its origins and what food to serve at a Boma dinner

Ideas on building a Boma, its origins and what food to serve at a Boma dinner

Recently my family and I visited a lodge on the North coast of KwaZulu Natal, a route we (Tim Brown Tours) travel regularly conducting our Safari Tours from Durban. It was here I was looking at the lovely setup of the lodge and thought that it really needed a “Boma”.

This word “Boma” is one of those words which has crossed over a number of languages and therefore has an adjusted meaning in different areas.

Before we get into some of the ideas for building a Boma we need break down some of the meanings for this word.

Southern Ground Hornbill

Southern Ground Hornbill

Needing a hollow in a tree usually preferred to be 3 meters off the ground for protection. Looking at the size of the Southern Ground Hornbill you can see how near impossible this nesting habit can be.

Durban tours

Durban tours

When visiting Durban it is always a good idea to make sure you do one of our amazing Durban Tours.

It was a warm morning in Durban for our Durban tour to Tala game reserve and the Valley of 1000 Hills for a Zulu cultural village visit.

My clients were aboard the Sun Princess and we began once they disembarked with a briefing on what was to be expected for the day.

Tala game reserve

Tala game reserve

I was collecting my clients of the Ocean Princess cruise ship which was docking in Durban for the Tala game reserve and Zulu culture tour.

As we were expecting some bad weather the ships was more than 2 hours late which meant we would need to adjust the tour slightly to maximize the time for the clients in Tala game reserve and on the Zulu culture tour.

We left Durban harbor at 11:30 and made our way straight to Tala game reserve, it was here we began our Safari part of the tour and tried in 2.5 hours to find as many of the animals as we could.

Tala game reserve being very small has a very high density of animals which made things easier for me to find all the animals the clients wishes to see.

We found Rhino, Giraffe, Zebra, Hippo, Wildebeest, Ostrich, Impala, Nyala, Warthog, Blessbok and much more…

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