Toka Leya Camp

On the Zambezi River, 12 km (7.5 mi) upstream from Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Southern, Zambia

Spread out along the banks of the Zambezi River, the tents are set up on stilts, surrounded by a wooden deck that you can sit on and watch the world and the Zambezi River go by. The word ‘tent' is used liberally as the accommodation at Toka Leya resembles anything but camping. The 12 well-appointed en-suite safari-style tents (three of which are family units that can sleep four) are remarkably spacious and join up to the main dining, bar, and pool area via a raised gangway, keeping guests out of the way of visiting hippos and elephants. Toka Leya is in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, where a handful of Zambia's remaining white rhino live. A game drive through the national park is a must. Priding itself on its greenness, the camp has gained a reputation for having incorporated several eco systems, including the replanting of indigenous trees, a grey-water set-up, and a thriving worm farm for composting. There's great fishing on the river and you can arrange for a guide to take you out on a fully-equipped boat so you can try your luck at landing a tiger fish.

PROS

  • the camp is close to Livingstone and all of the activities offered in the area
  • there's a small spa on the banks of the river
  • almost all your activities in included in the rates

CONS

  • the decor makes it feel a bit like a hotel as opposed to a camp in the middle of the bush

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0027–11-807–1800-in South Africa | 0027–21-702–7500-in South Africa

HOTEL DETAILS

12 tent suites
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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