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Lilayi Lodge

Lusaka, Zambia
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Lilayi Lodge located on a private game reserve that is also home to an elephant orphanage offers beautiful accommodation. The lodge provides quality accommodation in its 12 elegant and luxurious chalets. Its restaurant blends African fusion and contemporary cuisine, giving an unforgettable fine dining experience. Lilayi Lodge offers game drives, guided walks and horseback safaris for guests who want to view a variety of wildlife including antelope, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe and the myriad of bird-life.
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Lilayi Lodge offers luxury accommodation set in enchanting surroundings of a 700-hectare game reserve. The lodge accommodates 28 guests in 10 deluxe and 2 family chalets. Deluxe thatched chalets, each en-suite, offer relaxation and revitalisation, with sophisticated interior designs and indulgent comfort.

Deluxe chalets

At Lilayi Lodge, you will experience luxury nestled inside their game park as wildlife graze right outside your veranda. These chalets sleep 2 people comfortably. Each unit consists of an open plan, en suite bedroom with a tastefully furnished lounge.

The bathrooms boast Victoria Albert Volcanic Limestone soaker baths and spacious showers, while the room's folding bay windows open up to a wooden deck and veranda. Amenities include satellite television, wireless internet connection, bar fridge, laundry service and coffee/tea station.

Family chalets

Lilayi Lodge is perfectly suited for your family safari, the chalets consist of 2 double bedrooms, each en-suite, and can comfortably accommodate a family of 4 people-2 adults and 2 children. Each chalet has a furnished lounge, allowing for relaxation after family meals and activities.


Established in 1988 and enveloped in rich cultural history, the game farm consists of a 650-hectare plot of land situated within the Miller Lilayi Farm. As a family-owned business, Lilayi has belonged to the Miller family for over 100 years, which has seen the original farmhouse registered as a Zambian Heritage House in 1996.

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Lilayi Lodge · Safari lodge

Fine dining restaurant

With the tantalising combination of African fusion and contemporary cuisine, Lilayi Lodge provides pasta, steaks and specials that include delights like prawn risotto, quality coffee, smoothies and dessert pancakes, as well as a broad range of other fine dishes. The in-house chef prepares meals using only the freshest ingredients.

The Cellar

Lilayi Lodge has an extensive range of wine ranging from light Sauvignon Blanc and fruity Chenin Blanc to the deep, full flavours of Bordeaux style blends.

Exclusive Wine Club

The Lilayi Vintners are dedicated to making Lilayi Lodge the place members can go to express their passion and interests, as well as interact with others who share a love for the culture of wine. The lodge provides club members with the opportunity to attend regular wine tasting events with guest speakers, as well as food and wine paired dinners.

Restaurant information

  • Booking is essential
  • Dietary requirements and food allergies are to be addressed when booking
  • The restaurant is open on public holidays
  • Due to spatial restrictions, the restaurant cannot seat more than 8 to a table for dinner
  • Please note that the kitchen takes its last orders at 9:30pm
Fine dining restaurant
Lilayi Lodge · Fine dining restaurant


Lilayi Lodge offers game drives, guided walks and horseback safaris for guests who want to view a variety of wildlife like antelope, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe and the myriad bird-life. The Elephant Experience is exclusive to lodge guests and included in your packages, it includes a walk in the bush with orphaned elephants.

Lilayi Game Farm is a well-preserved wilderness and the lodge provides a safari experience with unforgettable moments and a personalised feel. A short drive from Lusaka, Lilayi Lodge enables you to experience all the luxury, comfort and excitement safaris can provide.

Lilayi Lodge offers 650 hectares of unspoiled grassland, which is inhabited by nearly 23 different species of mammal and more than 300 bird species. The lodge provides guests with adventure tours, allowing the option to explore the area on foot by means of a guided walk or open-top 4×4 vehicles.

Elephant experience

Exclusive to lodge guests is the fully inclusive elephant experience package which includes a walk in the bush with the orphaned elephants and a behind the scenes tour of the elephant nursery.

Safari game drives

Game drives in open vehicles are one of the most exciting ways to explore the area. A highly skilled guide will accompany safari-goers, and inform them about the rare and beautiful animals you will see. Listed amongst these are the majestic Roan Antelope, Lichtenstein's Hartebeest and Tsessebe.


The safari is managed by an expert guide who will share exciting inside facts about the surroundings, easily rousing your inner wild side.

Bird watching

A bush walk enables visitors to be close to nature and creates an excellent opportunity for birdwatchers to view the abundance of bird species. A good pair of binoculars is recommended in order to better identify the different species, which include various Flycatchers, Helmet Shrikes, Turacos and Sunbirds amongst others.

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