Lilayi Lodge

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.

Contact Details

  • Lilayi road
    Lilayi, Lusaka
    Lusaka, Zambia
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The deluxe chalets sleep two people comfortably. Each unit consists of an open plan, en suite bedroom with a lovely 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.


Family chalets consist of two double bedrooms, each en suite, and comfortably accommodates up to 4 people. Each chalet has a furnished lounge, allowing for relaxation after meals and activities. Amenities include LED satellite television, wireless Internet connection, bar fridge and coffee/tea station.


With the tantalising marriage between African fusion and contemporary cuisine, Lilayi's restaurant ensures an unforgettable dining experience. The in-house chef prepares dishes using only the freshest products - tender meat from the game farm and organic vegetables and herbs straight from the garden.


Whether planning an intimate or grand affair, Lilayi offers an array of services to make your occasion unforgettable. The combination of the attentive staff, spectacular food and beautiful setting will ensure that your birthday party or anniversary is a memorable event. Booking is required.

Please note that all catering, including bar and wine, is to be supplied exclusively by Lilayi. The fee is subject to the conditions of the particular event. Guests are urged to enquire via email.


Lilayi offers 650 hectares of unspoiled grassland, which is inhabited by nearly 23 different species of mammal and more than 300 bird species. A game drive in an open vehicle is 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 viewed during the drive. Listed amongst these are the majestic Roan Antelope, Lichtenstein’s Hartebeest and Tsessebe.


Guests have the option to explore the area on foot by means of a guided walk. 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. A bush walk at Lilayi will allow you to relax and enjoy all that nature has to offer.


For the more adventurous, Lilayi offers a horseback safari. From this elevated position visitors can expect to view an abundance of wild life including zebra, giraffe, wildebeest and a wide variety of antelope. Guests have an option between a 1 and 2-hour ride, and booking is essential.

Please note that the horseback safari is only offered to experienced riders and guests will be required to fill out an indemnity form prior to the activity.


A unique experience reserved exclusively for Lilayi Lodge in-house guests is the Behind The Scenes tour of the Lilayi Elephant Nursery. Guests are guided through the camp where they are given an intimate explanation of the Elephant Orphanage Project, followed by a walk in the bush with the elephants.

The cost of this experience is USD$100 per person. This is a donation and goes 100% towards the elephants and conservation in Zambia.

Maximum of 4 people per walk and must be booked well in advance, please enquire at [email protected]


A dear asset to Lilayi is that of the Lilayi Elephant Nursery. Managed by Game Rangers International and established with ongoing critical support from the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, the Nursery rescues and rehabilitates orphaned elephant calves who can be viewed daily, between 11h30 – 13h00, from the viewing platform located near the entrance. There is a small donation involved for this activity that gets paid to Game Rangers International.


We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our Elephant Nursery.

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