Toka Leya Camp

Victoria Falls, Zambia

On Request

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Toka Leya Camp

Overlooking the mighty Zambezi River and some of its islands is Toka Leya Camp, with spacious en-suite safari-style tents. Wooden walkways snake between the units and main area, limiting the footprint on this pristine area.

UNLEASH IT: OVERLOOKING THE MIGHTY ZAMBEZI RIVER.
 

We Love
  • Toka Leya Green Camp Systems aims to rehabilitate indigenous flora in the area. The systems include a greenhouse and nursery project to grow seedlings, an environmentally friendly waste-water treatment plant, and a worm farm.
  • It also pioneered the use of innovative energy-saving systems, which are being used as a model to lower the environmental footprint across the area.
  • Community involvement is vital. The Camp promotes cultural visits to a nearby village, where guests interact with villagers.
Need to Know
  • Children of 6 years and older are accommodated.
  • 24-hour electricity is available and a diesel generator available for back up.
  • All local drinks are included in the nightly tariff, with the exception of imported premium brands.

The Review

The main area of the Toka Leya Camp, which lies in the east, is under a shady canopy of jackalberry, knobthorn and waterberry trees. The western side is in a more open setting - an ancient baobab tree is the focal point and panoramic Zambezi vistas. Family units are positioned to offer quiet seclusion.

Stay
Toka Leya Camp, consisting of 12 spacious en-suite safari-style tents boasts cool, tasteful and uncluttered African décor in earthy hues. The rooms are climate-controlled and for a cool summer, there is an expansive wooden deck from which to soak up the views of the Zambezi River, often to the sights and sounds of birds, elephant and grunting pods of hippo.

The camp's dining, lounge and bar areas offer ample space for relaxation and are complemented by an infinity pool, with meals served on the sundeck, the pool deck and dining room all overlooking the Zambezi. The novel pizza oven is a great hit with our younger visitors! A curio shop exhibits a fine selection of local crafts.

Wildlife
Game drives into the Mosi-oa-Tunya Park offer sightings of general game species such as buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and impala. White rhino have been reintroduced into the park and the occasional predator is also seen. There is rich birdlife here too, including several sought-after species such as African Finfoot, Half-collared Kingfisher, African Skimmer (seasonal), Schalow's Turaco and Rock Pratincole (seasonal). Good birding can be enjoyed within the confines of Toka Leya Camp itself, on boat cruises and out on game drives.

Experience
Activities (on fully inclusive rate) include a tour of the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, game drives within Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, river cruises, fishing and guided nature walks. Tours of Livingstone town and museum and visits to Mkuni Market and a nearby village add cultural diversity.

Other activities on offer in the area at additional charge include sunset cruises, helicopter flights, microlighting, canoeing, jet boating, and white water rafting.

The Zambezi River offers some fishing opportunities and tiger fishing is an unforgettable challenge for keen fishermen, particularly during the warmer months (October - December). There are several varieties of bream (Tilapia) which are a good catch.

Getting There

Toka Leya Camp is situated in the western sector of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. It is approximately 12km from Livingstone and the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls. The camp can be reached by air from Kafue to Livingstone in 1 hour 30 minutes, from Lusaka to Livingstone in 1 hour and from Kasane to Livingstone in 20 minutes. Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport (Livingstone) is located about 18km from Toka Leya. Driving time between Toka Leya and Livingstone town is approximately 10 minutes and Victoria Falls is 20 minutes. Shisheke on the Namibian border can be reached in approximately 2 hours and the Zimbabwean border is approximately 30 minutes.
 

 
Toka Leya Camp Victoria Falls, Zambia