Wilderness Safaris newest property at the Falls is one of the best value properties in the whole area. Cheaper by a decent amount to their nearby River Club, we believe Toka Leya is an utter bargain. Great for families and due to the all inclusive price and being reasonably close to the Falls, certainly a more economical option and a more exclusive experience than the Royal Livingstone. Overall, this newcomer is a great new addition….but for the romantic break, we would still choose Wilderness' River Club.
Toka Leya - The Details
Overlooking the mighty Zambezi River and some of the small islands is Toka Leya Camp, consisting of 12 spacious en-suite safari-style 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.
The camp's dining, lounge and bar areas offer ample space for relaxation and are complemented by an infinity pool, with meals served on the sundeck, the pool deck and dining room all overlooking the Zambezi. The novel pizza oven is a great hit with younger visitors! A curio shop exhibits a fine selection of local crafts.
Activities (on fully inclusive rate) 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 Simonga 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. There is rich birdlife here too, including several sought-after species - good birding can be enjoyed within the confines of the camp itself, on boat cruises and out on game drives.
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.