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Zimbabwe Dusty Road Experience

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Dusty Road Experience

Looking for somewhere to eat? Somewhere to indulge in greatness and create long lasting memories? Then look no further than Dusty Road Experience In Zimbabwe. Described as Victoria Falls "Best Kept Secret," this restaurant is unquestionably essential for any Victoria Falls Tour.

What is Dusty Road ?

  • Dusty Road is a traditional restaurant like no other in Zimbabwe.
  • The food and ambiance of this outstanding restaurant reflect the passion and thought that went into it. It offers amazingly exquisite African flavours presented with such delicacy.
  • The restaurant is very creative and you will see designs and surroundings you will not see elsewhere.
  • It is generally a restaurant with a fantastic atmosphere and good food.
  • Such a fascinating, distinctive, and imaginative location, in stark contrast to other Vic Falls locations that have a very "western" vibe.
  • Excellent opportunity to sample local cuisine and learn about regional ingredients, among other things.
  • It is also very interesting for anyone interested in up cycling!

Where is Dusty Road ?

The Dusty Road Restaurant is on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls. What makes this restaurant unique is that it is situated right in the hearts of Victoria Falls biggest and oldest township, Chinotimba. The township is just 2 kilometres from town and it strives to give visitors a taste of African food and atmosphere that they wouldn't have otherwise seen in town.

How to get there?

The restaurant does not provide transfers but it is a very popular place that you need not to worry about how you will get there. You can organize with your hotel, a tour company or even a taxi service to get there.

The Experience

Dusty road is not just a restaurant but it is an experience! It aims to improve the lives of the friendly locals in the township through the restaurant and its distinguished visitors.

When you arrive

Upon arrival, you will see a sizable sign and a few odd objects that represent an African, most definitely Zimbabwean, and way of life. You enter the gate to find a really colourful assortment of commonplace items, like black pots, a hand-made brazier, chickens, traffic signs, plates, and lots more.

What you will see

There are many colours and vintage home things as you continue inside and through to the reception area, brightening your surroundings and evoking memories of simpler times. The tables are put out beneath the trees' comforting shade.

The majority of the furniture and decor is up cycled from old, unusual materials like doors, cable reels, tins, pots, and much more, which are then given new life using a variety of finishing techniques (if any) and vibrant chitenge and other fabrics. This provides a rural and unique atmosphere.

There are also some vegetable gardens similar to the ones you will find in almost every Zimbabwean home.

Traditional open-fire cooking is used to prepare the meals at Dusty Road. Most of the ingredients used in Zimbabwean cooking are native and available locally.

The sweets, however, have been given a little extra flair with a few more exotic ingredients that might not be common in a contemporary Zimbabwean home but are still available there.

Your host demonstrates the actual ingredients before explaining how the delectable sweets are made.

Community engagement

A tiny curio shop and a group of local women who sell their goods are located on the property, which is designed to empower local women. These are tiny, lovely items that you can take home with you as a reminder of Dusty Road and Zimbabwe.

What you need to know ?

  • Reservations are required.
  • The business is open from 12 pm to 10 pm, serving lunch from 12 to 3 pm and dinner from 6 to 10 pm.
  • Transfers are not included; if you require help finding a taxi company, kindly let us know.
  • Everyone is welcome, the experience is for everyone. Families are welcome to bring their kids for a unique experience and a taste of Zimbabwean culture.
  • Allow enough time for this meal experience. You might go beyond your allotted time.
  • For both the Lunch and Dinner sessions you will get to try some market Specialties: Nzungu Peanuts, Chibage Roasted Mealies, Amacimbi Mopane Worms, and Kapenta (Matemba)
  • You will also try their famous welcome beverage, a locally brewed non-alcoholic Lemon and Wild Nyi Berry Utshwala beer.

The Dusty Road Restaurant is worth the experience, with their fresh, organic and locally sourced ingredients, you will simply love everything about them. The place will give you an African feel like no other and should be added to your bucket list, also regarded as one of the best Victoria Falls Activities.

Dusty Road Lunch Menu

Traditional Tastes from the Market: Peanuts (Nzungu), Roasted Mealies (Chibage), Mopane Worms, (Amancimbi) Kapenta (Matemba), Flat bread with homemade peanut butter and local honey, a variety of beans, Baobab pulp

Welcome Drink: Non alcoholic Lemon and Wild Nyi Berry Utshwala - locally brewed beer

Starter: Wood Oven Baked Maize Bread (Chimodho) with a Sun dried Tomato, Wild Basil and Peanut Dip, Indlubu and Indumba Bean Hummus.

Tea/Coffee

Main Course - Plated (Choose 1) : Char Grilled Chicken with Sadza/ Rice and a Community Grown Salad (Peri-peri or lemon and herb)
- Traditional Beef Stew, Sadza and Chomolia.
- (Vegetarian) Community Grown Chinos Garden Greens with a Samp Salad, Wild Basil and Moringa Dressing.
- Roasted Butternut, Sweet Potato, Carrots and Chick Peas and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds with Peanut Butter Rice.
- Spicy Tamarind Pickled Zambezi Bream with a Crunchy Wheat Salad.

Dessert: Chocolate, Orange and Mongongo Nut Balls Creamy Lemon and Baobab Shots with a Masawu Berry Sauce

Dusty Road Dinner Menu

Traditional Tastes from the Market: Peanuts (Nzungu), Roasted Mealies (Chibage), Mopane Worms, (Amancimbi) Kapenta (Matemba), Flat bread with homemade peanut butter and local honey, a variety of beans, Baobab pulp

Welcome Drink : Non alcoholic Lemon and Wild Nyi Berry Utshwala - locally brewed beer

Starter : Wood Oven Baked Maize Bread (Chimodho) with a Sun dried Tomato, Wild Basil and Peanut Dip , Indlubu and Indumba Bean Hummus

Main Course - Buffet : Sadza, Idobi Rice, White Mupunga, Beef Stew, Inyama yenyamazana (Game Stew), Spicy Tamarind Zambezi Bream, Lemon and Mint Basted Croc Kebabs, Zomukati (Beef Offals), Chomolia

Salads : Inkobe Salad (Mixed Bean and Mealie), Roasted Peanut and Minted Peas, Roasted Butternut, Sweet Potato, Carrots and Chick Peas and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Samp Salad, Community Grown Mixed Salad with a Moringa Dressing

Dessert : Chocolate, Orange and Mongongo Nut Balls Creamy Lemon and Umkhomo (Baobab) Cups with a Masawu Berry Sauce

Tea/Coffee

Important Information

Bookings are essential

Operating hours are 12pm to 10pm - lunch from 12pm to 3pm, dinner from 6pm to 10pm.

Transfers are not included, please let us know if you need assistance with a taxi service.

All ages welcome. We encourage families to bring their children for something different and a taste of Zimbabwean culture.

Give yourself a bit of time with this dining experience. You may take longer than you intended.

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Dusty Road is a traditional Zimbabwean restaurant situated in the bustling heart of Chinotimba, the largest and oldest township in Victoria Falls.

Traditional Tastes from the Market: Peanuts (Nzungu), Roasted Mealies (Chibage), Mopane Worms, (Amancimbi) Kapenta (Matemba), Flatbread peanut butter, and local honey, a variety of beans, Baobab pulp.

No, there is no age limit for the Zimbabwe Dusty Raod Experience.

The meal rate at Zimbabwe Dusty Road is $25 and dinner is served at a cost of $35.

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