"On the safari drive later that evening we came across seven varieties of antelope, warthogs, zebra and the highlight of our holiday was a group of six giraffes."​

-Tripadvisor guest review 
Game Viewing

Lilayi Lodge is nestled amongst 650 hectares of unspoiled grassland that is home to over 25 different species of mammals and over 300 different species of birds. Any visit to the lodge would not be complete without a game drive lead by one of our extremely knowledgeable guides who have over 20 years of experience introducing guests to the resident giraffe, roan antelope, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, tsessebe as well as many others which call the park home. Enjoy the Lilayi sunset amongst the animals with a glass of wine or cold drink whilst on a late afternoon game drive.

Game drives

Adults - K200

Children under 12 - K120

Sundowner Game Drive

(Includes 2 drinks per person and light snacks)

Adults - K450

Children under 12 - K175



Running and Walking Trails​

Lilay has pristine 2.5km, 5.5km, and 10km walking trails that wind through the picturesque 650-hectare game reserve. It is the perfect place if you are in need a bit of fresh air and a place for exercise amongst the 25 species of animals. Our trails are free to use and maps are available at the reception desk. 



Take a behind the scenes tour of the Lilayi Elephant Nursery, one of only three of it's kind in the world.

Human animal conflict is an increasing threat to the African Elephant population. Baby Elephants are often the victims of these conflicts and find themselves without a family. Through our partnership with Game Rangers International, a non-profit conservation organisation, Lilayi Lodge is giving them a home and a family at the Lilayi Elephant Nursery with the hope of re-introducing them to the wild. This is all achieved with the ongoing support from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife.

These baby elephants are fed a milk formula every 3 hours. The lunchtime feeding can be viewed daily by the public between 11h45-13h00 from the viewing platform located near the entrance to the Lilayi Game Park. The small entry fee of K50 for adults & K20 for children under 16 for this activity is a donation towards the project.


As an in-house guest of Lilayi Lodge you have the unique opportunity to go Behind The Scenes “BTS” and get a first hand look at the project as well as contribute to the conservation efforts by assisting the elephant keepers in caring for these baby Elephants. The charge for this unique experience goes 100% towards the project and wildlife conservation in Zambia.


"The staff were all friendly and the service was excellent - nothing was too much trouble."

-Tripadvisor guest review


Your culinary experience at Lilayi will be one of the highlights of your Zambian experience. We strive for excellence in our restaurant with service and attention to detail being key factors to our guests enjoyment. Our restaurant team take great pride in showing guests what we have to offer - from our crystal stemware and decanters through to our specialist coffee. Dining in the heart of Lilayi Game Park means that guests have the opportunity to be surrounded by grazing wildlife as the sun sets in Zambia.