Elephant Orphanage

Elephant Nursery is home to the youngest members of our rescued elephant calves.

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  • Lilayi, Lusaka
    Lusaka, Zambia
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Situated in the beautiful, 650 hectare Game Farm of Lilayi Lodge, the Lilayi Elephant Nursery is home to the youngest members of our rescued elephant calves.

Here they receive the dedicated care needed to get through the vital, vulnerable early months and years of rehabilitation before they are taken to the Kafue Release Facility and greater exposure to wild elephants and their new home in the Kafue National Park

The surrounding bush provides the perfect classroom for the calves to learn to browse, behave as a herd and interact with other wild animals in a safe and secure environment.

OPEN EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR 1130-1300.

The LEN is just 35 mins drive on good roads from the centre of Lusaka, come and visit to learn more about the work of the project and GRI's wider efforts to promote conservation in Zambia.

At 1130 every day one of our project staff gives a short talk about the Elephant Orphanage Project and how we work. The viewing deck provides the perfect vantage point from which to watch the elephants as they feed and play.

From 1 September 2015, visitors to the Lilayi Elephant Nursery will be paying a small fee which will go directly towards looking after the elephants.

ADULTS: K50

CHILDREN 12-18 YEARS: K20

CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS: FREE

EVERY MONDAY: FREE ENTRY

Due to our ultimate goal of releasing the elephants back to the wild visitors are not allowed to touch the elephants but can view them very well from a close and safe distance.