Toka Leya Camp, on the banks of the Zambezi River, is located in the eastern sector of the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and only seven miles upstream from Victoria Falls. Accommodations consist of 12 safari-style tents, each en suite with a view of the Zambezi River and surrounding islands. The camp's dining and bar area are under a canopy of trees and offer excellent river views. There is a swimming pool to enjoy on hot African days.
Daily trips to the Victoria Falls are organized and this magnificent 'Wonder of the World' is a highlight of every visitor's trip. There is an abundance of activities included in your stay:
a) Sunset boat cruise
b) A trip to the local Simonga village school, which is supported by donations from guests
c) Challenging tiger fishing
d) Island walks and river cruises in an area rich in bird life
e) Visits to local markets and Livingstone town.
A host of other activities are available at an extra cost including white water rafting, canoeing, helicopter "Flight of Angels", jet boating, horse and elephant back rides and visit to the park to see rhino. There is something for everyone - from relaxing on the Zambezi River to adrenalin-pumping activities.
Little Ongava Camp was amazing. It would have been nice to have 3 nights there as it would give one time to really enjoy the camp itself. Serra Cafema and Skeleton Coast Camp also wonderful. Jonathon and Kallie were our guides respectively and both had just an encyclopedic knowledge. Our return from Skeleton Coast to Windhoek was a little long in that we flew to Palmwag, Ongava, Windhoek International and then Eros. It was almost 6 hrs travel time. But we understand it is difficult to arrange transport with so many itineraries t o accommodate.
Mombo was amazing. I celebrated my birthday there and they provided a beautiful private dinner for Dave and myself. Never to be forgotten! Zarafa , also excellent. It was nice to be in a smaller camp following Mombo which seemed to have so much staff, that there were always people around. Alex is a great Manager at Zarafa.
Toka Leya was also lovely. The staff were great. We had met a young woman who worked in the shop at Victoria Falls hotel while we were on our last safari. We have kept i n touch with her since then '¦ She arranged a border pass and met us at the camp. The staff were amazing to her as we were delayed arriving and they gave her lunch and made her feel welcome. Dave inquired if it would be at all possible for us to go with her back to Zim to see her home..They arranged it all with Wilderness. She was so happy. We were able to visit with her in her home and she was so very very proud to show it to us. We in North America take so much for granted!
And then on to Chiawa. We absolutely loved Chiawa. It was the perfect camp at which to end our safari. We admit we were a little overdosed on game drives and to have the option of the river cruises was just the best. Sascha and Tam were wonderful We did 2 night drives with Sascha and he gave us 2 lessons on the stars in the southern sky. ..fabulous!Read More
- Margaret and Dave Thomas
As far as camps, all of them were great accommodations. I think our absolute favorite was Old Mondoro - small and very comfortable, next to the river, and great game viewing in the area. Chiawa was also very nice but a bit "too too" for us. Camps in South Luangwa were good - Tafika was very comfortable and accommodating, and our favorite of the 3 bush camps; Chikoko was fun; and Crocodile was also very comfortable and more of a favorite than Chikoko. Kapinga was a lovely camp and we really enjoyed our time there. And Toka Leya - what a nice place to begin and end our safari!Read More