Toka Leya Camp

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

Luxury

From US$684

Lodge Description

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.

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.

Overview
One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls is considered one of the largest waterfalls in the world, the flow rate of the cascading waters of the Zambezi River more than double that of Niagara Falls. This is an area of spectacular scenic beauty: from the Falls themselves to the broad, picturesque course of the Zambezi River upstream. Wildlife abounds in the area, particularly during the dry season, and can be viewed while boating on the river or on game drives in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park upstream of the Falls. The principal town on the Zambezi’s Zambian bank is Livingstone, boasting a wealth of adrenaline activities and is known as the region’s adventure capital. The falls straddle the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, and both countries share Victoria Falls’ World Heritage Site status.

Wildlife
Toka Leya overlooks the mighty Zambezi River where hippo, crocodile and elephant are often seen, as well as an incredible diversity of birdlife. It is also centrally located in the Mosi-oa-Tunya Park which hosts species such as buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and white rhino. The occasional predator is also seen. Several sought-after bird species are found, including African finfoot, half-collared kingfisher, African skimmer (seasonal), Schalow's turaco and rock pratincole (seasonal).

Activities
• Game drives into Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in 2 x 10-seater Nissan game viewer vehicles and 1 x 10-seater Land Cruiser. During cooler weather conditions, hot water bottles and blankets are provided on game drives.
• Guided tour of the magnificent Victoria Falls on the Zambian side.
• 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.
• River cruise (usually sunset cruise) and boating in either 2 x 6-seater boats or 1 x 9-seater boat.
• Children’s activities (tailor-made with the guide and parents based on the child/rens preferences such as fishing on a catch and release basis, a walk around the camp perimeter identifying various flora and fauna, tracks and scat, as well as tree planting).
• Rhino tracking with the Zambian Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW), getting up close and personal with these Endangered animals.
• Guided nature walk around camp with one of our own staff members.
• Guided tour of Livingstone town and the Livingstone Museum (a 20 minute drive from camp).
• Back of house tours and discussions by camp staff on the camp’s eco-friendly initiatives.
• Fishing, on a catch and release basis.
• Wilderness Safaris and Olympus Photo Hub experience.

The above activities are included in the Fully Inclusive rate, additionally, there are a range of other activities available at an extra cost such as white water rafting, scenic helicopter flights.

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.

Number of Tents
This camp can accommodate 24 guests and 06 children

Operator

Wilderness Safaris

Lodge Details

Property Type

Permanent Lodge

Access

Livingstone Airport

Bedrooms

12

Max. clients in vehicle

6

Wifi

Yes

Electricity

Yes

Activities Included

Game Drives, Tour of the Zambian Falls, River Cruise, Rhino Tracking, Guided Nature Walk, Guide Livingstone Town Walk

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