Moments ago, we took the previously-unknown-to-us Boma and Jiko Culinary Tour. Meet in the lobby of Boma at 4pm to catch this tour! The captions explain everything about the tour. Lots of fun facts and some great food – for free!
Hope you enjoy!
Approaching Boma from The Mara and pool area.
I love this resort…
Just outside Jiko
An empty Boma.
An empty Victoria Falls
From Boma toward Jiko
Victoria Falls over Boma.
Boma details – the metal circles represent money, the middle part represents water.
Textiles are a huge part of life in an African village.
Atop the kitchen – a patchwork exhaust hood.
Neo, of Botswana, our awesome Boma tourguide.
A Hidden Mickey in the “royal chairs.” These would be in Nigeria, or other Western African nations, as they have metalworking skills.
Kitchen roof detail.
The “chief chairs” in this area – carved from wood. Not everywhere has metalworking abilities.
In Nigeria, I believe, you have to be able to show that you can grind/mill corn in one of these to be allowed to marry a woman.
Ready to cook some pork and beef tonight!
ALL the sauces!
Just leave me here.
Showing off what the 28mm lens does best. Shallow depth-of-field.
Thatched roof over textiles hanging…
Neo dishes up a sampling of carrot ginger soup. Delicious!
Love these beautiful patterns.
Neo is giving us Zebra Domes!
A little bit about Neo’s homeland…
…a bit more.
Castmembers ready to start the evening.
Boma’s drummers welcoming the first guests in as we leave.
Jiko! Through the doors is their Cape Town Wine Room. This is the largest selection of South African wines outside of South Africa.
Jiko main dining room.
More of the Cape Town Wine Room.
Just outside, a river runs past Jiko. On the one rock, squint really hard and you’ll see a Hidden Mickey.
This is a Kanu bird. It’s flying against a beautiful blue sky.
The floor represents hay bales, which the Kanu birds are visiting and eating from.
The chimneys from the flatbread ovens form Jiko’s other Hidden Mickey.
Bread and dip tasting!
Jiko’s colorful menus.
An explanation of the dips and breads. Naan and bhuna masala = heaven!
Our bread sampler…
…and the corresponding dips.
Mulenga, from Zambia was our tourguide inside of Jiko.
Where the magic happens.
Full Jiko menu.
Heading out of Jiko…
Looking down on Boma from our trip over to Victoria Falls.