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Toka Leya

Located in Zambia’s Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Toka Leya is an exclusive camp just 12 kms from Victoria Falls and enjoys uninterrupted views over the mighty Zambezi River.

Secluded and appealing, 12 raised safari tents boast romantic outdoor baths and decks where guests may make the most of scenic vistas – and keep an eye out for the resident hippo.

Wooden walkways link back to tastefully styled main areas. The camp is ideally situated for simply unwinding in the attractive surrounds, or taking advantage of a wide range of activities and optional excursions. Socialise around the fire deck in the evenings, before savouring dinner on the deck. Toka Leya is a river destination with a host of additional attractions, including game drives through the national park, nature walks and sundowner cruises. Perhaps cool off in the pool, or settle on the sandy beach relaxation area, beside the Zambezi.

 
 

 

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12 Raised Safari Tents

The eastern side and main area of camp 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.

Open Season

Open all year round

Safari Experience

Activities at 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 excursions and guided nature walks.

Tours of Livingstone town and museum and visits to Mkuni Market and a local village are all outstanding ways of learning about the people and culture of this part of Zambia.

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

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.

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.

Wildlife & Birdlife

As mesmerising as the Falls are, the paths through the rainforest at their edge allow one to catch a glimpse of some of the mammals that live here: bushbuck stare shyly from behind a bush, banded mongoose scurry through the undergrowth, and vervet monkey and baboon flit through the trees; wailing Trumpeter Hornbills sail past in their characteristically undulating flight and the crimson-blazoned wings of the Schalow’s Turaco can be seen by patient birders.

Interestingly, there is a distinct difference in the fish species above and below the Falls, which clearly form a comprehensive barrier to fish movements upstream: 39 species are recorded from below and 84 above the Falls.

Nile crocodile and hippo are common above the Falls.

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.

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