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Wilderness Safaris Toka Leya Camp

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Parks Road, Livingstone, Zambia (Formerly Toka Leya Lodge)
Wilderness Safaris Toka Leya Camp
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We spent two days here as an end to our 12 day trip across Botswana and into Zambia. This lodge had great creature comforts, which was a great way to get re-introduced to non-safari life. The lodge was still quaint with limited rooms for privacy, beautifully decorated lounge and bar area overlooking the mighty zambezi. They do have an espresso... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Toka Leya Camp, responded to this review

Dear Ovenbird, Thank you for your wonderful review, it is a great relief to be reunited with your little "creature comforts" after a blissful time spent in the bush. Toka Leya is one of the select Wilderness Safaris Camps that is able to supply our guests with Air conditioning. Toka Leya is not a Solar energy camp like most Wilderness... More 

Solwezi, Zambia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We did a little stop over stay to celebrate my moms birthday. The staff at this lodge are super friendly and are always willing to go the extra mile. Even arranging to take us somewhere outside of the park so we could set off some floating lanterns which was very special. The food was amazing its like little explosions of... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Toka Leya Camp, responded to this review

Dear Monica B, thank you for your fabulous recount of your time spent in camp with us. We are overjoyed to hear that our hard working staff had such a positive impact on your safari adventure. Our people define our culture, drive our performance, embody the knowledge base and are the key to our success. Because of these realities, we... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We travelled to Toka Leya for our honeymoon. First of all I would like to say Wilderness Safari is wonderful. If it was more affordable I would visit their camps more regularly. The staff was friendly and approachable, the staff to visitor ratio is very high, so they are always waiting on you, which makes you feel like royalty. I... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Toka Leya Camp, responded to this review

Thank you JesC123 and congratulations on your upcoming anniversary. We are thrilled to hear you had such a great experience throughout. We are delighted to hear you had such a great experience on the boat trip along the Zambezi. Guests can take part in game drives as well as walking safaris (subject to availability of a walking guide and includes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Booked by agent Erica Varga, safaristhruafrica.com, the staff is genuinely friendly, guides amazingly knowledgable, transportation to activities was completely reliable, and food/service/accommodation perfectly awesome. It's nestled on the beautiful Zambezi and even has it's own resident hippo.

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Toka Leya Camp, responded to this review

Thank you AreYeThereWet, for your wonderful review, we are thrilled to hear that not only our staff took great care of you but also Motto Motto (our resident Hippo) kept you well entertained during your stay. Our wonderful camp manager writes a monthly newsletter keeping us fantastically informed about the ongoings in the camp as well as the plight of... More 

Tempe, Arizona
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115 reviews 115 reviews
32 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is really a beautiful location right on the Zambezie River. I've traveled extensively and was disappointed with the accommodation though. I've stayed at some of the most luxurious safari camps, so I really shouldn't try to compare them. For one, the air conditioning in the rooms was not very efficient. I'm thankful that we were there in the spring... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Toka Leya Camp, responded to this review

Dear Trvltess, Thank you for reviewing our camp, we have received feedback from Toka Leya that we hope will address all your concerns adequately. We are sorry to hear about the faulty air conditioning system in your room. Unfortunately Management was not alerted to this fact at the time, had they been they would have arranged for the Maintenance Manager... More 

Kelowna, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
47 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My husband and I started the 3rd leg of a 3 week safari at Toka Leya with friends. GoGo, Cynthia, Odon, Histon and all the staff (especially the barman who kept us in Guava Juice & Rum) were wonderful and really went out of their way to make our stay so memorable. When I problem arose with out itinerary, they... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Toka Leya Camp, responded to this review

How wonderful that you and your husband had the privilege recently to travel to Southern Africa for three weeks, Mrs Richardson. Gauging from your comments it sounds like it was a funtastic trip. The staff complement at Toka Leya are an awesome team who certainly take hosting guests to a new level of personalised service. Thank you for the compliments,... More 

Reno, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We just returned from a 2 week safari in South Africa and Botswana. We wanted to see as many animals as possible and fit in many different safari experiences. We opted for a safari at Toka Leya rather than a hotel and we are so glad we did. The boat drive on the river was fantastic. Our guide Godfrey even... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Toka Leya Camp, responded to this review

Barbara P - so glad you chose Toka Leya in Livingstone, to stay at. The lodge is testament to a more safari feel to the stay, with all the personal touches, attention to detail and intimacy a guest prises above all. Toka Leya, situated on the river, lends itself to river cruises, fishing excursions, nature walks, back-of-house tours and game... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My husband and I stayed here on the first leg of our honeymoon. We arrived by boat and a herd of elephant were drinking from the river just at the lodge. On arrival Ondine greeted us very warmly and genuinely and showed us around the lodge. The bar and dining area have magnificent views out over the Zambezi. Godfrey our... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Toka Leya Camp, responded to this review

Dear SeanMcE1981, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are so glad to hear that Ondine, Godfrey and all the staff at Toke Leya were able to make such a positive impact on your Safari and will be sure to pass on your kind words. One of the key elements with the majority of our inclusive and added activities on... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We spent 9 days on a tour from Toka Leya camp in Livingstone (Zambia, to Davison's Camp in Hwange (Zimbabwe) and finally onto Rukomechi Camp in Manna Pools (Zimbabwe). Everything from the accommodation, flights, staff, service and food was exceptional and this was truly the trip of a lifetime! Wilderness Safaris is an amazing company who has managed to perfect... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Toka Leya Camp, responded to this review

Dear HeidiAndLinda, Thank you for your fantastic review, we are thrilled that we were able to be a part of your wonderful African adventure and your sentiments mean so much more coming from a South African. We hope that you are able to return and explore more of our beautiful country with us as your partner. The animal sightings at... More 

London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What a fabulous spot we discovered with Toka Leya - a piece of tranquil heaven on the banks of the mighty Zambezi. Shady lunches under the trees, sundowners on the river, G&Ts with one heck of a view. Their comfy couches just beg to be curled up on with a good book. The wood-fired pizza oven, overseen by the legendary... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Toka Leya Camp, responded to this review

Dear katypea, Thank you for your amazing review, we are so glad to see that you had an enjoyable experience along the river with us. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls is known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya – “the Smoke that Thunders” – a name that accurately depicts the plume of spray, visible for some distance,... More 

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