OVERVIEW ON TOKA LEYA CAMP IN LIVINGSTONE – VICTORIA FALLS
Overlooking the mighty Zambezi River and some of its islands, under a shady canopy of jackalberry and waterberry trees lies Toka Leya. The islands in front of camp are intriguing and part of the braided channel of the Zambezi with some rapids, a main channel and fringing dense vegetation. Toka Leya Camp is close to Victoria Falls in Livingstone – around 12 km – 30 minutes drive away.
Accommodation, Facilities & Amenities At Toka Leya Camp
- Toka Leya Camp (Wilderness Safaris) consists of 12 safari-style tents (10 twins and 2 family units), each en-suite with a view of the magnificent Zambezi River and some of its islands.
- Tents and public areas connected by raised walkways.
- Plunge pool available at the camp.
EcoTourism & Community Involvement Specifics
Employment opportunities have been the first step in this process; initially in construction casual laborers from remote surrounding villages are employed to help build the new camps, and then later in the open camps where local men and women are permanently employed in ecotourism positions. With permanent employment comes training and skills development. Rural income is such that those employed in a 5-month construction period earn more than 8 times the annual average income for rural Zambians. Toka Leya Camp, have pioneered the use of innovative energy-saving systems, which are being used as a model to lower the environmental footprint across the entire portfolio of Wilderness Safariss in all regions.
Dining At Toka Leya Camp
- Dining and bar area are under a canopy of trees overlooking the Zambezi River.
- Dinners are served on the deck overlooking the Zambezi River or in the dining room.
Activities From Toka Leya Camp
Whitewater Rafting On Zambezi River: Seasonal Whitewater Rafting On Zambezi River are run in large rubber rafts, launched from just below the Falls. You can experience a half day trip, full day or two day.
Victoria Falls Bungi Jumping: The highest commercial bridge jump in the world with the most spectacular setting at Victoria Falls. This must be the ultimate adrenaline rush, as you leap into space, free fall, saved from the swirling water below by the rebound of the cord, then hurtled upwards again at great speed. It’s an indescribable feeling that will probably change your life.
Zambezi Canoeing at Victoria Falls: A canoeing Safari on the upper portion of the Zambezi River, is a wonderful relaxing way to enjoy the astonishingly beautiful scenery that lines the river before it takes its plunge over the Victoria Falls. This part of the river is dotted with many islands of varying size; home to many birds and small animals.
Elephant Back Safaris at Victoria Falls: Your Elephant Back Safari at Victoria Falls begins with a pickup from your accommodation and transfer to the elephant boma at Mosi Oa Tunya National Park where you are introduced to your specially trained elephants and their handlers.
Victoria Falls Helicopter Flight: Experience the Victoria Falls with a birds eye view. Take off from the helicopter site and climb to a height of 1500 feet above the ground, while approaching the magnificent Victoria Falls.
Other Livingstone Victoria Falls Tours are: Zambezi River Boat Cruise, Dinner On Royal Livingstone Express Train Service, Livingstone Island Tour, The David Livingstone Museum Tour, Railway Museum & Tour of Livingstone Town, Chief Mukuni Village Cultural Tour, Maramba Market, Mosi-o-Tunya National Park Safari, Tours On The Segway & many more