a) An enclosure usually made of thorn bushes, and latterly of steel fencing, for protection from marauders.

Orders had been given for the enterance to the boma to be blocked up, and accordingly we listened in the expectation of hearing the lion force his way through the bushes with his prey. As a matter of fact the doorway had not been closed and while we were wondering what the lion could be doing inside the boma for so long, he was outside reconnoitering our position.

b) A stockade made of bushes and thorns.

Carrying the hot water kettle, Mark follows the footpath through the dark camp to the boma. Surrounded by tall grass the boma is a three-sided structure of sticks and reeds standing at the edge of Marula Puku.

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