Experience luxury nestled inside our game park as wildlife graze right outside your veranda. Our deluxe chalets sleep two 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 verandah. Amenities include LED satellite television, wireless Internet connection, bar fridge, and coffee/tea station.
"Waking up in the morning was always exciting as there was always wildlife active right outside our chalet."
- TripAdvisor Guest Review
PRICED FROM $110 PER PERSON
Lilayi Lodge is perfectly suited for your family safari. Our family chalets consist of two double bedrooms, each en suite, and can comfortably accommodate a family of 4 people, namely 2 adults and 2 children. Each chalet has a furnished lounge, allowing for relaxation after family meals and activities. Amenities include LED satellite television, wireless Internet connection, bar fridge and coffee/tea station.
"Our family accommodation was exactly what we needed."
-TripAdvisor Guest Review
PRICED FROM $180 PER CHALET
Bar & Lounge
Make yourself at home and experience true relaxation in the lodge bar & lounge area. If you are a true fan of coffee, then allow our baristas to cater to your taste with our selection of Zambian coffee. Our extensive drinks and cocktail lists are sure to thrill every guest. Relax by our pool in the afternoons for a sundowner and wait for the wildlife of the game park to stroll in for their afternoon graze on the open lawn. A truly magnificent safari experience.
Our dining area is the theater where we showcase our true cullinary delights; ranging from 7 course food and wine pairings to sundowners on our restaurant deck. Allow us to show you true Zambian hospitality whilst surrounded by the beautiful wildlife of the Lilayi Game Park.
"While having dinner the antelope and warthogs could be seen grazing on the lawns around the swimming pool."
- TripAdvisor Guest Review
HISTORY OF LILAYI
The Lodge Story
Established in 1989, the game farm consists of a 650 hectare plot of land situated within the Miller Farm. Having initially been used as a cattle farm, Springvale Farm was bought in 1975 by Peter Miller. It was renamed ‘Lilayi Game Farm’ and numerous varieties of wildlife introduced.
This area of unspoilt grassland and woodland on the outskirts of Lusaka is renowned for its pristine trees as well as being home to more than 500 plains animals. Lilayi Lodge was officially opened in November 1991 and has been well known as one of Lusaka's main attractions for many years. In 2013 the Miller Family decided to completely renovate this iconic piece of Zambian History and create a first class establishment that showcases the best that Zambia has to offer.
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, located at the entrance to game farm, is a project that is very dear to the family’s heart. Having a long history in supporting wildlife conservation, two hectares of land was donated to Game Rangers International - a non-profit organisation. Through this partnership Lilayi Game Farm has become home to a number of orphaned elephants that have seen the loss of their families due to poaching.
THE MILLER FAMILY
Miller Family History
A family owned business, Lilayi Farm has belonged to the Miller family for over 100 years. It is located in the Lilayi area of southern Lusaka, Zambia. P. T .Miller (1866-1938) bought Lilayi Farm in 1912 having arrived in Zambia in 1902 as a Maintenance Engineer working on the railroad connection from Kafue, in the South of Zambia to Sakanya on the Congolese border. The original farmhouse built in 1924, was declared a national monument in 1996 and is still a family home .The five Miller brothers (third generation), along with their late parents Peter and Annette, have overseen the development of Lilayi Lodge and Game Farm from its inception in 1989. The Miller family currently has members of the fourth and fifth generations still living on the farm.
Lilayi Farm, which surrounds the Game Farm and Lodge, breeds pedigree cattle and produces wheat, maize, soya beans and barley. The barley is used in the production of Zambia's most famous beer – Mosi! Along with hospitality and commercial farming, the Miller family are supporters of wildlife conservation, the late Peter Miller being the Chairman of The Wildlife Conservation Society of Zambia and Polo. The Lilayi Polo Club, located on the farm, is an important asset to southern Lusaka. The Zambian polo season begins in April and one of the main fixtures is the Annette Miller Cup, an international tournament which has seen the likes of India, Ireland and the United States of America all being represented.