Reviews of Toka Leya Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
22 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Toka Leya Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Returning to civilisation at Toka Leya"
The dining room was very cold at night when we were there. The shop missed a trick by not stocking the butter dishes and salt and pepper bowls which were on the restaurant tables. Everyone admired them but the shop didn't sell them. They could do a roaring trade if they did as the items in the shop weren't really things we wanted to buy.
Spa was nice and we had a hippo outside our balcony for quite a while - great photo opportunity.
I took a slice of lemon and ginger from restaurant tea service area to my room one evening and was very pleasantly surprised the next day to see that the room boy had noticed my preference and replaced this with a whole lemon and piece of ginger for me. Nice touch - also presents on bed each evening." See all these reviews: 11n in Botswana; 3n in Zambia
"Toka Leya Camp review"
Staff were very friendly and very attentive and really made us feel welcome and that they could not do enough to make our stay as special and pleasureable as possible." See all these reviews: 10n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
"tracked a white rhino on foot"
Not much game but that was not our aim at this lodge. Sound of the river and the hippo's at night sent us to sleep.
Two nights was about right." See all these reviews: 10n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
"Very flexible, great meals and our only rhino"
Toka Leya was a very pleasant camp, with an up-market feel (that can be both a good and a bad thing). The food was excellent, with a choice of menus and timings to suit. The rhinoceros sighting was a game highlight - but our Land Rover herding baboons and warthogs was also amusing. Victoria Falls is the headline attraction - and well worth it. But the highlight was the local village and children - your heart will melt." See all these reviews: 6n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
"Different - not quite our style"
The camp was geared to a different style of visitor - mainly coming to see the Victoria Falls with many from North America. The game viewing was rather tame after the other camps but the birding was good and the river trips were interesting.
The dining arrangements were more those of a good hotel rather than a safari camp although service at lunch was pretty slow.
Airconditioned rooms came as a bit of a surprise." See all these reviews: 12n in Botswana; 3n in Zambia
"The perfect start to a safari"
The river and game drives are ideal introductions to what the bush has to offer and the three wild dog that seem to have made mosi o tunya their home for the moment add a bit of spice to game drives.
The camp is well run and friendly. The food was excellent.The staff went out of their way to make what ever you wanted happen." See all these reviews: 12n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
"Toka Leya Camp review"
Much newer, so doesn't have the "well worn" feeling of the RPS style we liked so much. On the other hand, it's more luxurious; while being just a little less characterful.
But warm and genuine service, a super location by the river, and excellent facilities." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
Manager was new and perhaps will get more in stride with time." See all these reviews: 5n in Zambia
"G and Ts on the Zambezi"
Brian was very interested in birds and was happy to 'put in' at any spot on the river where we caught up some species. We loved the small boatride and looked down our noses a bit at the booze cruisers; we could sip gin and sit alongside the Carmine Bee-eaters.
We enjoyed the food and again ate en-famille. It might have been nice to introduce everyone first though. But with us all having had such wonderful experiences, conversation soon flowed as quickly as the wine.
The visit to the Falls was breath-taking and Brian knew all the good sites for the photos." See all these reviews: 6n in Botswana; 1n in Zambia
"Toka Leya Camp review"
The chalets are beautiful but are a triumph of form over function. The back of the chalets need much more light, the bedside tables are outside the mosquito nets and it has an overly complicated air-conditioning unit with no instructions.
However, a great place to stay when compared with the normal Livingstone hotels with beautiful big beds, geat views and privacy.
The trips down the Zambesi were a highlight" See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
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