Toka Leya Camp

Wilderness collection


 

Overview

Place: Overlooking the Zambezi River and some of its islands, Toka Leya is the ideal combination of relaxation and adventure. Game drives and river cruises can be followed by a therapeutic treatment at our spa; tours of Victoria Falls, a nearby rural village and Livingstone town add cultural and historical diversity. Fishing, rhino tracking and plenty of adrenaline-filled activities add excitement to the experience. 

Accommodation: The camp’s expansive main area has gorgeous views of the majestic river and its wildlife, even from the rim-flow pool. Twelve tasteful safari-style tents each have an indulgent outdoor bath and a large wooden deck.

Purpose: Thanks to our tree-planting project, this formerly degraded site has been rehabilitated to become a lush riverine woodland once more. We (guests included) continue to plant trees, even donating to renew other sites in Zambia. We also take pride in the community partnerships we have created here. 

Unique Selling Points

  • Perfect place to relax before or after a safari

  • Best safari-style lodge in the area on the banks of the Zambezi

  • Easy access to Victoria Falls, adrenalin adventures and communities

Rooms:

Standard Tent(s)

There are nine twin bedded standard tents. The double beds can be moved together to create a double bed. There are two twin bedded guide/pilot tents which are much smaller than the standard tents.

Family Tent(s)

There are three family tents which can all accommodate four people.

Activities & features:

Toka Leya Camp - Victoria Falls Tour

A World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls straddles the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia and is the most expansive curtain of water in the world. View its roaring waters, spectacular spray and a small rainforest that clings to the Falls’ edge, with a variety of mammals and birds. (A tour on the Zambian side is included in your stay; the view from the Zimbabwean side is at extra cost.)

Toka Leya Camp - Interpretive game drives

Game drives into Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park offer sightings of general game species such as elephant, buffalo, giraffe and white rhino. There is also rich birdlife, including sought-after species such as half-collared kingfisher and Schalow’s turaco.

Toka Leya Camp - River cruises

Whether a relaxing sunset cruise or a game viewing cruise, there are scenic views and exciting wildlife to be enjoyed from the comfort of a spacious boat. There's always an abundance of hippo and crocodile, as well as a few other surprises along the way.

Toka Leya Camp - Cultural community visit

Cultural visits to one of the nearby villages are respectful and insightful ways of learning about and interacting with the people and culture of this part of Zambia. The visit includes seeing one of the schools, a homestead and the village store. Guest donations have assisted with projects that focus on schooling and income-generating activities, ensuring that the community benefits from tourism in the area.

Toka Leya Camp - Rhino Tracking*

Tracking rhino at Toka Leya is an exciting way of getting up close and personal with these Endangered animals. Zambian Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) scouts monitor the rhino 24 hours a day and therefore the animals’ whereabouts are always known. Travel to the location by vehicle and then track the rhino on foot, accompanied by the scout. *Please note that a nominal park fee is applicable.

Toka Leya Camp - Guided nature walks

Experiencing Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on foot is a remarkable way to enjoy the small wonders of the Park and to view general game, such as zebra, impala and wildebeest, as well as a variety of bird species. Please note that this activity is subject to availability of a walking guide and that a nominal park fee is applicable. Minimum age of walkers is 13.

Toka Leya Camp - Catch-and-release fishing*

The Zambezi River hosts several varieties of bream (Tilapia) which are a good catch. Tiger fishing is an unforgettable challenge for keen fishermen, particularly during the warmer months (October - December). *Please note that a nominal park fee is applicable.

Toka Leya Camp - Back-of-house tour

Toka Leya’s back-of-house tour enables guests to gain an understanding of the camp’s eco-friendly initiatives. Energy saving is explained as well as how waste water is reused in the camp nursery which was established to rehabilitate the area. The camp’s worm farm not only assists in the degradation of organic waste but is the perfect fertiliser for the indigenous trees in the nursery – which are then planted in areas where they once grew.

Toka Leya Camp - Livingstone Town Tours

Visit the local museum, markets and shops to get a glimpse of historic and modern Livingstone town. Guests may also visit the local village and school to learn about the people and culture of this part of Zambia.

Toka Leya Camp - Adventure Activities*

Other activities on offer in the area include sunset cruises, helicopter flights, micro-lighting, canoeing, jet boating and white water rafting.*These activities are at extra cost.

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Reviews:

A pleasant stay at the river
— Traveller 2018