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.

Long Run Alliance

Toka Leya is a Long Run Alliance member, meaning the camp is dedicated to sustainability through the 4Cs (conservation, community, culture and commerce) and a leader in sustainable tourism, biodiversity conservation, community development and cultural stewardship.

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Latest News From Toka Leya Camp

  • Toka Leya Camp - August 2016
    Aug 4, 2016

    We celebrated our Wilderness Safaris Heritage Day on the last Friday of August by showcasing our local foods. Some of the staff also wore beautiful traditional attire and we invited the Munjile band to share their local music…

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  • Toka Leya Camp - July 2016
    Jul 5, 2016

    Toka Leya’s Back of House tour is consistently popular and we greatly appreciated the efforts of the two families who planted trees – including a milkwood, two anas and a leadwood – this month…

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  • Toka Leya Camp - June 2016
    Jun 6, 2016

    We continue to see many elephant swimming across the Zambezi River while the elephant have also returned to Toka Leya and can be seen in and around camp looking for palatable grass and leaves…

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Reviewed by: Lmwilson2, 17 April 2016