Toka Leya Camp
Victoria Falls - Zambia Side, Zambia
Victoria Falls - Zambia Side, Zambia
Toka Leya Camp is a luxury camp overlooking the mighty Zambezi River, upstream from Victoria Falls. Named after the local Toka Leya tribe, this is a relatively new lodge, situated on the edge of the river and along the border of the Mosi oa Tunya national park. The camp has twelve spacious and air-conditioned safari tents, three of which are family rooms, and each raised on a wooden deck for panoramic views of Zambezi River.
Game drives into the Mosi-oa-Tunya Park offer sightings of general game species such as buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and impala. White rhino has been reintroduced into the park and the occasional predator is also seen. There is rich birdlife, including several sought-after species such as African Finfoot, Half-collared Kingfisher, African Skimmer and Rock Pratincole. Good birding can be enjoyed within the confines of Toka Leya Camp itself, on boat cruises and out on game drives.
Activities in Toka Leya Camp 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, visits to Mkuni Market and a nearby village add cultural diversity. Other activities (at extra charge) include sunset cruises, helicopter flights, microlight flights, canoeing, jet boating, and white-water rafting.
Toka Leya Camp LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA
Stay Toka Leya Camp is a Classic Safari Lodge consisting of 12 spacious safari-style tents. The en-suite rooms are tastefully decorated in a contemporary african style and have their own verandas offering spectacular views of the Zambezi. The air-conditioned rooms have 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 The Toka Leya 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.
ChildCare Children are welcome to stay at Toka Leya Campbut there are no specific facilities available. The Family units in the camp are positioned to offer quiet seclusion. Minimum age for walking safari is 13 years and above.
Safari Adventures undertaken in Toka Leya include a tour of the magnificent Victoria Falls on the Zambian side. Game drives in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and River cruises. Tour of Livingstone town and the museum with visit to local curio shops and Mkuni Market, a local village and school. The Zambezi River offers some fishing opportunities and tiger fishing is an unforgettable challenge for keen fishermen, particularly during the warmer months (October - December).
Experience There are a range of activities available at Toka Leya Camp an extra cost such as white-water rafting, helicopter flights, micro-lighting, canoeing, jet boating and horse riding amongst others. Walks can be conducted by highly trained walking safaris guides in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.
Location 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.
Getting There The Toka Leya Camp Toka Leya Camp can be reached by air from Kafue to Livingstone in 1-hour 30 minutes, from Lusaka to Livingstone in one 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.
When to go There are three seasons: the dry season (July - October), which has pleasant weather and also the most popular. The temperatures begin to rise in September and October, particularly in the Luangwa Valley and Lower Zambezi in, but with animals seeking water along the river banks the game viewing can be phenomenal. The shoulder months (April-June) is an ideal time to visit Victoria Falls. The wet season runs from December until March, when the weather can vary hugely in the day. It is ideal for bird-watching but some camps are closed during this time.