Take a behind the scenes tour of the Lilayi Elephant Nursery, one of only three of it's kind in the world.
ELEPHANT NURSERY CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTICTIONS.
HOWEVER, LILAYI LODGE IS OPEN.
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 lunch time feeding can be viewed daily by the public between 11h30 - 13h00 from the viewing platform located near the entrance to the Lilayi Game Park. There is a small fee charged for this activity which 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.
Please note that there is strictly no touching permitted and that a safe distance must be kept from the elephants at all times. This exclusive “BTS” activity must be booked in advance through the Lilayi Lodge reservations department.
DRIVES & WALKING SAFARI
"On the safari drive later that evening we came across about 7 varieties of antelope, warthogs, zebra and the highlight of our holiday was a group of 6 giraffe."
-Tripadvisor guest review
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.
ZAMBIA'S ULTIMATE DINING EXPERIENCE
"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.