Lilayi offers a luxury experience in a tranquil bush environment and is ideal for clients who have a little longer in Lusaka and want to get out of town. Also perfect for small conference and incentive groups and weddings. They have a fantastic restaurant and incredible wine list and cellar!
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.
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.
A stay at the Lodge will give you the opportunity to see up to sixteen varieties of antelope from the ubiquitous Impala and Waterbuck, the more common Puku, Eland and Kudu or the rarer Roan and Sable Antelope. The game farm also has Giraffe, and Burchell’s Zebra. The habitat is original Miombo or Mungu woodland with open areas reverting to Acacia or Bauhenia. This, along with two large dams, supports a prolific bird population – over 300 species have been identified including woodland, wetland and grassland species, many raptors and a range of migrants.
Location: Located on the outskirts of Lusaka on a private game farm; about 1 hour’s drive from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport depending on traffic
Number Rooms: 10 Deluxe Chalets and 2 Family Chalets
Room Features: Deluxe chalets have an open plan main room with en suite bathroom with spacious bath and shower. They also have a deck, LED satellite TV, Wi-Fi, bar fridge, and tea/coffee station. Family chalets consist of two double bedrooms, each en suite, and have LED satellite TV, Wi-Fi, bar fridge, and tea/coffee station
Power Source: Mains electricity with back up generator
Other Lodge Features: Swimming Pool, Restaurant and Bar, Boardroom
Activities: daily feeding of the elephants at the Elephant nursery, safari game drives, guided bush walks and horse rides
Child Policy: Children of all ages are welcomed
Season: Open all year