Handpicked by a Zimbabwe Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Top 5 Local Cuisine Restaurants'.

Africa is a very diverse continent with many nations, tribes and cultures. One of the best ways to experience African culture is to try out the local cuisine. When you visit Zimbabwe trying the popular delicacies is a must do. Zimbabwe is a small country that has a rich culinary repertoire which varies from place to place. A few dishes are staples and these are the hallmarks of Zimbabwean cuisine. From the maize meal/corn meal starch dish, sadza (Shona) isitshwala in Ndebele to Peanut butter stews to Mutakura (a dish of mixed pulses).
Here is My Guide Zimbabwe’s Top 5 Local Cuisine Restaurants.


The Boma - Dinner And Drum Show

The Boma Dinner and Drum Show is more than a mere eatery, it is a Victoria Falls highlight. The Boma specializes in a superb selection of Zimbabwean dishes served on cast iron plates. A four-course meal combines a choice of starters with a barbecue buffet. All tastes are catered for, and while the adventurous are enticed with local delicacies, such as Mopani worms and potjies(hunter's game stew),...

Gava's Restaurant

Gava Restaurant is a prominent African restaurant, which serves Zimbabwean food in Harare. It is an established name that has consistently provided tasty local dishes to a variety of diners. Gava is popular for several reasons; the meals are lovingly prepared to preserve authentic flavours and they are served in the traditional Zimbabwean way. The restaurant is a great place to bring family, frien...

Garwe Restaurant

Garwe Restaurant is located in Eastlea in the capital. Garwe has been one of the foremost places in Harare to make eating traditional food fashionable again. It is often frequented by socialites, politicians and has hosted many renowned international guests. It is a place where guests can enjoy a taste of Zimbabwean specials in an immaculate environment. Garwe serves a wide selection of Meats l...

Mama Africa Eating House

Mama Africa is another Vic Falls choice, it is a well known name in the little town and it provides a taste of various traditional dishes. Mama Africa takes pride in meshing the best of Zimbabwean dishes as well as incorporating some borrowed classics from other parts of the continent. Diners can look forward to enjoying some game, fresh Kariba Bream, and peanut butter stews. Their portions are...

Dzimbahwe Restaurant - African Cuisine

Dzimbahwe Restaurant is an exclusive Afro cuisine establishment that was opened in 2017. Dzimbahwe is the place where rural meets urban as the meals are prepared and served just like Gogo (grandmother) would in the rural areas. The restaurant is open for lunch (12:30- 4:30PM) from Monday to Friday and offers outdoor and indoor seating. Dzimbahwe is perfect for intimate business lunches as it is...

Caribbea Bay Camping

Caribbea Bay Resort in Kariba has opened a Camping facility on their grounds. Luxury camping at its best with serviced tents and excellent facilities, the campsite can accommodate 72 guests.  Come and enjoy the beauty of Kariba in this laid back environment. Guests also have access to a variety of facilities that are offered at the Hotel. Gorgeous lake views, a serene environment and the o...

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