Toka Leya Camp

Victoria Falls - Zambia

Days 1 - 2: Victoria Falls - Zambia

Toka Leya Camp Location Map

Overlooking the mighty Zambezi River and some of its islands, Toka Leya Camp is situated in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, just 12 km from the world famous Victoria Falls.

Toka Leya’s location on the banks of the Zambezi River and proximity to Victoria Falls ensures a variety of water and land-based safari and adventure activities.

Game drives into Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park offer sightings of general game species such as elephant, buffalo, giraffe and white rhino. There is also rich birdlife, including sought-after species such as half-collared kingfisher and Schalow’s turaco.

Whether a relaxing sunset cruise or a game viewing cruise, there are scenic views and exciting wildlife to be enjoyed from the comfort of a spacious boat. There's always an abundance of hippo and crocodile, as well as a few other surprises along the way.

Cultural visits to one of the nearby villages of Sinde or Simonga are respectful and insightful ways of learning about and interacting with the people and culture of this part of Zambia.

Twelve spacious en-suite safari-style tents (including 3 family tents) with expansive decks soak up the dramatic views and active wildlife. Wooden walkways snake between the units and main area, limiting our footprint on this pristine area.

The camp’s dining, lounge and bar areas offer ample space for relaxation and are complemented by an infinity pool, with meals served on the sundeck, the pool deck and dining room all overlooking the Zambezi. The novel pizza oven is a great hit with younger visitors!

Example Details For Toka Leya Camp

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Safari Tent
Includes: All meals; local branded drinks (excluding premium imported brands and champagne); a laundry service; twice-daily scheduled camp activities; Park fees; a guided tour of the Zambian side of the Falls; a guided tour of Livingstone Town and Livingstone Museum; a sunset river cruise; and a visit to a local village are included.
 
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Toka Leya Camp Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

Kings Pool Camp

Linyanti

Days 3 - 5: Linyanti

Kings Pool Camp Location Map

Kings Pool Camp is located in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, a vast private concession in the northern part of Botswana, on the western boundary of Chobe National Park. The accommodation here is luxurious, the wildlife spectacular.

Kings Pool Camp overlooks the Linyanti River and the oxbow-shaped Kings Pool Lagoon, apparently named after a Scandinavian monarch who spent a number of nights camping out on the banks of the lagoon, long before any camp was built here.

The Linyanti area has a large wildlife resource with a wide variety of species, but it is most noted for its very large elephant population, which can reach enormous densities during the dry winter months. Other game is abundant, such as impala, lechwe, kudu, zebra, giraffe, buffalo and bushbuck, and their predators: lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and spotted hyaena. Rarer species such as sable and roan antelope emerge from the woodlands during the dry season.

Activities include day and night game drives and walks, while boat cruises along the Linyanti River (water levels allowing) offer spectacular viewing. The reed and papyrus swamps are ideal for numerous and diverse species of birds and are a magnet for game in the dry winter months. Scenic helicopter flights can also be arranged, offering a truly unique way to experience the wonders of the Linyanti.

Nine well-appointed tents of canvas and thatch each have a large bedroom area, lounge, private plunge pool and 'sala'. The spacious en-suite bathrooms are tiled with double showers and hand-basins as well as an outdoor shower for those who wish to shower close to nature!

Raised walkways allow animals to wander freely through the camp to and from the water.

The lounge, dining room and pub areas are on expansive raised decks and there is a pool and an open-air 'kgotla' for dining under the stars.

Example Details For Kings Pool Camp

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Safari Tent
Includes: All meals; twice daily scheduled camp activities; Park fees; a laundry service; and all local drinks (excluding premium imported brands and champagne) are included.

The minimum age for walking activities is 13 years (subject to season and availability of a qualified walking guide).

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Kings Pool Camp Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 6 years and older are welcome. For families travelling with children between 6 and 12 years, private activities need to be booked and paid for.

Each tent has a large bedroom area and lounge leading to a veranda with a private thatched sala. The bathrooms are en-suite and include an indoor shower, outdoor shower, a separate toilet, and a double vanity basis. Rooms are equipped with an electronic safe, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, mosquito net, exercise mat and hand weights (2 x 1 kg and 2 x 2 kg), easy chairs, canvas blinds that roll up and down for all weather conditions, and multi-plug adaptor charging facilities. The rooms do not have air conditioning, but a ceiling fan and pedestal fan are provided in all tents.

The tents have complimentary Wi-Fi. Please be aware, the Wi-Fi connection can sometimes be slow/intermittent. Should any problems be experienced with connection to the network, please speak to a camp manager who will assist.

Two way emergency radios have been fitted in the tents and may be used by guests to contact camp management in the event of an emergency only. Said radios are on a closed circuit and inter-tent communication is not available.

Amenities supplied in each tent include seasonal bathrobes, slippers, liquid soap, body wash, shampoo and conditioner, body lotion, room spray, insect repellent, insect spray, mosquito coil, shower caps, vanity kit with cotton tip swabs and cotton wool pads, sewing kit, tissue dispenser, laundry bag and an umbrella.

The main area comprises a lounge, dining area and a bar area set on expansive raised decks. The deck has a spotting scope. There is also a curio shop and a reading area with a selection of reference books, a pool, and an open-air 'kgotla' for evening dining under the stars.

Activities include day and night game drives in 6 seater open 4x4 Land Cruisers - hot water bottles, blankets and lined ponchos are provided on cold winter mornings. The camp has a supply of bean bags for guests to use to steady their camera while on game drives, as well as a monopod for specialist photography. There is also a a pair of Olympus binoculars in each of the game drive vehicles for guests to share amongst themselves whilst out game viewing.

Guided nature walks, seasonal and on request, are dependent on the availability of a qualified walking guide.

Water-based activities on the Linyanti River are primarily offered on the 8 seater Queen Sylvia barge (subject to water levels).

A sunken hide is located at a waterhole approximately 10 minutes drive from camp and can accommodate a maximum of 6 guests.

Fishing on a catch and release basis can be arranged (fishing is prohibited in Botswana in January and February for fish breeding purposes).

A range of massage treatments (at an additional cost) can be conducted in the privacy of the guest’s tent.

Credit cards are accepted.

Kings Pool Camp is 100% solar powered. A 220V generator is used for emergencies.

The camp's location within Botswana’s 'elephant corridor' means it is the centre of elephant conservation initiatives.

The camp is approximately 45 minutes by road from the airstrip (depending on wildlife sightings, scenery and photographic opportunities along the way!).


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

The minimum age for walking activities is 13 years (subject to season and availability of a qualified walking guide). Regardless of age, the final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.

Mombo Camp

Okavango Delta

Days 6 - 8: Okavango Delta

Mombo Camp Location Map

Mombo Camp has arguably the best big game viewing in Africa. Located in the Mombo Concession on Chief's Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta, the sheer numbers and variety of wildlife all year round defy description. This is the Africa only seen in documentaries: from elephant to buffalo to tiny steenbok, vast herds of herbivores are trailed by numerous predators on the hunt. The best big game viewing experience starts on the veranda at Mombo Camp, with unbelievable concentrations of game occurring right in front of the camp. Guests often find animals wandering past, right under their rooms.

Activities at Mombo Camp include morning and afternoon game drives (night drives are not permitted). Open 4x4 vehicles seating just 4 guests provide an exquisite vantage for viewing the high concentrations of plains game and all the predators - including the big cats. Lion sightings are frequent. Guests at Mombo Camp can also expect to see leopard, wild dog, spotted hyena, large herds of buffalo, elephant, white rhino, southern giraffe, blue wildebeest and Burchell's zebra.

Built under large, shady trees and overlooking the floodplains which teem with wildlife all year round, Mombo Camp comprises 8 spacious tents (one of which is a family tent) raised a couple of meters from the ground. Bathrooms are en-suite, with both indoor and outdoor showers.

Magnificent vistas are the order of the day, with all the rooms, the sala, long veranda and lounge area all taking advantage of the very best that the Okavango Delta has to offer.

Mombo Camp's main living and dining areas are under thatch, but a boma makes for a delicious dinner under the stars. There is also a plunge pool in which to relax.

Example Details For Mombo Camp

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Safari Tent
Includes: All meals; twice daily scheduled camp activities; Park fees; a laundry service; and all local drinks (excluding premium imported brands and champagne) are included.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Mombo Camp Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 6 years and older are welcome.

Please be aware, the Wi-Fi connection can sometimes be slow/intermittent. Should any problems be experienced with connection to the network, please speak to a camp manager who will assist.

Abu Camp

Okavango Delta

Days 9 - 10: Okavango Delta

Abu Camp Location Map

Abu Camp, set in a pristine pocket of riverine forest, is situated in a vast private reserve of 180,000 hectares in the heart of the Okavango Delta, on the edge of a large lagoon with a resident school of hippo.

Abu offers the extraordinary privilege of enabling guests to interact with the resident elephant herd during their stay - watching the evening feeding, accompanying them on foot as they move through the bush, and sharing the simple joy of a frolicking youngster. These elephant encounters provide unforgettable magical moments. In addition, Abu’s one-of-a-kind Star Bed is set over the herd’s boma and guests can spend a night here, being lulled to sleep listening to the elephants’ rumbling snores below.

The camp also offers morning and afternoon game drives, night drives and nature walks to view the abundance of fauna and flora in the area. During the seasonal floods of the Okavango Delta, guests are invited to take to the waters in the mokoros, the traditional poled craft used in the Okavango Delta.

Abu’s 6 luxurious, explorer-style tents blend seamlessly into their natural surroundings. Each has a tree-shaded deck with a private plunge pool overlooking a lagoon.

Well-lit pathways link the tents with the main lounge and dining area. There is also a well-stocked library and study, and a small gym for the energetic. The well-stocked bar provides drinks and cocktails for post-safari sundowners around a camp fire while most of the meals are taken al fresco on the deck. Nearby a secluded pool enables guests to cool off and relax.

Example Details For Abu Camp

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Afro-Bedouin Tent
Includes: All meals; twice daily scheduled camp activities; Park fees; a laundry service; and all local drinks (excluding premium imported brands and champagne) are included.

Children under 13 are not permitted on walking safaris or elephant walks.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Abu Camp Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival, and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 6 years and older are welcome. Private game drives and boating activities must be booked for children under 13 years old. Children between the ages of 6 and 16 years (inclusive) may participate in the star bed offering if accompanied by an adult.

Each tent has a private viewing deck, a fan, a hair dryer, complimentary internet access, a mini bar, an outside shower, a plunge pool, a room safe, and tea/coffee making facilities.

A complimentary laundry service is available.

The main camp areas include a bar, a gym, a library, and a pool.

Credit cards are accepted.

Please be aware, the Wi-Fi connection can sometimes be slow/intermittent. Should any problems be experienced with connection to the network, please speak to a camp manager who will assist.

Morning and afternoon game drives are offered in open safari vehicles, as well as walking in the bush with an experienced guide.

Season-dependent mokoro excursions offer a taste of the more conventional Okavango, however at Abu they offer mokoro with a difference - alongside elephants splashing through the water! The traditional dugout canoes are navigated by a skilled poler and offer guests a tranquil and romantic perspective of the region.

Spending time interacting with the Abu Herd elephants is a very rewarding and memorable activity. However, you must please remember that these elephants are still essentially wild animals and, therefore, to ensure your safety, a qualified elephant handler with many years of experience will guide you through your experience. The following safety rules must be adhered to at all times:

  • Do not approach any of the elephants unless accompanied by one of the elephant handlers.
  • Do not walk in-between the elephants during interactions unless accompanied by a handler.
  • Do not feed an elephant until you have permission from an elephant handler.
  • During the feeding of the elephants, please do not bend down or kneel close to the elephants as they may lower their heads to see what you are doing and unwittingly knock you over.
  • Do not approach the elephants while you are drinking or eating, as they may be tempted to take your food or drink from you.
  • Please refrain from becoming too personal with the elephants, eg hugging or too much handling.
  • Smoking or vaping is not permitted whilst interacting with the elephants.
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes and a hat whilst out and about with the elephants.

The ultimate immersion experience into the sensory world of the elephant can also be experienced by sleeping out under the stars overlooking the elephant boma. This must be pre-booked.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under 13 are not permitted on walking safaris or elephant walks.