Toka Leya Camp, Victoria Falls - Livingstone, Zambia

Toka Leya Camp is a Classic Camp

4Cs Projects at Toka Leya Camp

In addition to an extremely light footprint and pioneering energy-saving systems, Toka Leya has various projects to support the local Zambian community and rehabilitate the area.


Toka Leya Rehabilitation and Recycling Systems

Toka Leya has a number of systems in place that aim to rehabilitate indigenous flora in the area. This includes a greenhouse and nursery project to grow seedlings, an environmentally-friendly waste-water treatment plant and a worm farm, where earthworms break down organic waste from the kitchen and turn it into rich compost.

Green Operating Systems

In keeping with Wilderness Safaris’ environmental commitment to operate with as light an environmental footprint as possible, Toka Leya uses solar geysers for its hot water. In addition, a wastewater treatment plant purifies and recycles grey and black water used in the operation of the camp, ensuring that we do not contaminate the natural water system in the area.

Cultural Community Visit

Community involvement is vital in the greater Livingstone area and cultural visits to a nearby village ensure that the community benefits from tourism in the area. This is an authentic experience that takes place in a manner that is respectful to all parties. Projects in the village are focused particularly on assisting children via schooling, nutrition and income-generating activities.

Children in the Wilderness

Toka Leya closes its doors once a year and hosts some 24 children from one of the nearby villages on a Children in the Wilderness camp programme. The children are hosted for three nights and four days, taking part in a well-structured programme with Wilderness guides as Eco-Mentors. The camp also hosts teacher training workshops for Eco-Club teachers and helps out with the regular running of the weekly Eco-Clubs at the various village schools.

Pack for a Purpose

Wilderness Safaris has partnered with Pack for a Purpose, a non-profit organisation that provides travellers with up-to-date information about required supplies for community-based projects. Guests that would like to bring along a contribution can view the needs list for Toka Leya’s community projects on the Pack for a Purpose website.

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Latest News From Toka Leya Camp

  • Toka Leya Camp - October 2014
    Nov 21, 2014

    The many guests who came to Toka Leya with birding in mind have all been most satisfied with what they have seen, ticking a large number of birds in a very short time…

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  • Toka Leya Camp - August 2014
    Aug 31, 2014

    A visit to the Victoria Falls from Toka Leya is always spectacular and photographically rewarding…

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  • Toka Leya Camp - July 2014
    Jul 31, 2014

    The undoubted wildlife highlight for the month was a pack of five wild dog seen in the Park.

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A Quote From Our Guests

“ The primary aim of our trip was to visit Victoria Falls but we found Toka Leya offered a great deal more. The location is beautiful on the banks of the Zambezi, with large spacious rooms and private sun decks where you could watch the sun setting over the river. ”
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Reviewed by: Locket_12, 2013.09.25