Toka Leya Camp - September 2017

Sep 5, 2017 Toka Leya Camp
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Climate and Landscape
Summer is definitely here with temperatures soaring to the 39 – 40° Celsius range.

The bush is very dry and the sunsets have been absolutely amazing. The green trees in camp provide an oasis for the animals at this time of the year, a boon for our guests who can watch the animals from their tents or the main area.

The river is now very low and the exposed river banks provide nesting sites for the migratory African skimmer; we have been careful not to disturb them with the boats.

Wildlife
We have been lucky to see all Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park’s white rhinos on our game drives. We also had a lot of hippo activity around camp.

Birding was amazing with sightings of a martial eagle, long-crested eagle and seven African finfoots in one morning!

Camp News
Our Environmental Commitment
We are committed to disposing of our waste in a responsible manner; this starts at source where we separate the garbage.

Our passion for reforestation resulted in Toka Leya donating 40 trees to Twabuka School, which a group of guests went and planted.

Our Culture
Our guests love the interaction we offer with local people where they share fishing stories and traditional food.

Food & Beverage Experiences
Our summer menu is now being offered and guests really enjoyed the chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup. Chef’s Cauliflower, Lentil and Coconut Milk Curry and Baby Marrow Soufflé with Tomato Cream have also proved popular. We have different locations for our guests to enjoy their meals and sundowners in camp.

Staff News
Besto Siachendo was voted Employee of the Month for September. Also recognised for providing great service and hard work were Ezra Muziba, Sundie Kaimba and Moono Moonga.

GUEST COMMENTS
“A beautiful location, everything was perfect. What made it particularly enjoyable and memorable was all the staff, always so friendly, positive and humorous, especially so caring, thoughtful and attentive to Rachel while she was ill. Thank you all so much.”

“Our highlight is always the friendly and gracious staff. Excellent accommodation and great food.”

“The hospitality and the warmth of the staff will never be forgotten!!!Endless gratitude to all.”

“A herd of elephants greeted us on arrival and some came to lunch! Fabulous candle-lit dinner by the river.”

“Wonderful staff- friendly, warm and efficient; marvelous food, great guides-fun and informative.”

“The sunset cruise on the Zambezi is special. Staff all wonderful, friendly and knowledgeable – impressed.”

 

Staff in Camp
General Manager – Chris Chiparaushe
Camp Manager – Takudzwa Gonese
Front of House Manager – Stephen Phiri, 
Camp Assistant Manager – Faith Chiwende
Camp Assistant Manager – Helen Njovu
Activities Manager – Amon Ngoma
Senior Guide – Godfrey Mungala
Junior Manager – Thembi Ross
Trainee Manager – Kapita Banda

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