Toka Leya Camp is situated in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, 12 kilometres upstream from Victoria Falls. The camp is perfect for those who wish to be away from the hustle and bustle of Livingstone town, in beautiful natural surroundings, with a bit of luxury, yet still enjoy all the activities it has to offer.
Overlooking the immense Zambezi River and some of its islands, Toka Leya Camp is situated in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park 12 kilometres upstream from Victoria Falls. From the camp’s expansive decks and meandering walkways, hippo, elephant and crocodile are a common sight, and the pristine sandy river beach is a superb spot to soak up the sounds and sights of the river.
The Zambezi River forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, so the falls are shared by the two countries. Mosi-oa-Tunya on the Zambian side is ‘twin’ to the Victoria Falls National Park on the Zimbabwean side. It includes the Victoria Falls and stretches for about 12 kilometres up the Zambezi River above the main fall. It is a relatively small reserve, with two main sections – the forest and cliff tops surrounding Victoria Falls, and the wildlife park. It affords a wonderfully relaxing drive alongside the river for much of the way, and a wide variety of species can be easily seen. The park is home to numerous antelope species, zebra, giraffe, warthog, and a variety of birds and smaller animals. There is a well-known and important crossing point for elephants who regularly cross the Zambezi River here between Zambian and Zimbabwean sides. The Victoria Falls section of the park includes the rainforest on the cliff opposite the Eastern Cataract.
Toka Leya camp has 12 spacious, air-conditioned safari-style tents, including three family tents. All tents have wooden floors, outdoor showers and spacious private decks that are connected to the main camp area via a series of raised wooden walkways. The camp’s lounge, dining, and bar area lies under a bower of shady trees, and is built around a huge leafy sausage tree growing though the middle. An infinity pool complements its generous relaxation areas, with meals served on the sundeck, the pool deck and dining room - all with a great views of the Zambezi.
Where comfort and luxury are concerned, Toka Leya goes above and beyond. The little shop is fascinating and has plenty of beautiful locally made items to take home with you. If the flora of the area interests you, there is even a nursery and a wormery where you can have a better look at some of the indigenous trees found in the area. The pizza oven is always a huge hit with children, and much fun is had around the camp’s fire pit in the evening discussing the day’s varied activities.
Due to the camp’s location and perfect proximity to The Falls and Livingstone Town, there are a wide variety of exciting activities on offer. Apart the daily game drives in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, guests can embark on sunset river cruises, white water rafting, bungee jumping from the Victoria Falls bridge (the second highest jump in the world), enjoy the falls from the air in a helicopter of from a micro light, go quad biking, horseback riding, jet boating, or even go on an elephant back safari. Trips to Livingstone Island are also offered. Community trips to the local villages and markets are great fun.
Guests over the age of 13 who enjoy walking in the African bush can be taken on guided walks in the national park, but if you are ready to experience something a little different, the camp can arrange a rhino tracking walk, and with the guidance of the park’s excellent rangers and trackers, and a bit of luck, you will have the privilege of viewing these giants on foot!