Province Northern Province
Area Great North Road
- Big 5 Reserve: No
- Cell Phone Signal: Yes
- Child Friendly: Yes
- Child Friendly (Minimum age 7): No
- Child Friendly (Minimum age 8): No
- Malaria Area: No
- Spa: No
- Swimming pool: Yes
- Waterhole: No
- Wheelchair friendly: No
- Wi-Fi: Yes
Accommodation at Lilayi consists of 10 Deluxe Chalets and 2 Family Chalets. The Deluxe Chalets have been designed to offer a spacious environment that can comfortably sleep two people in the open plan, en-suite rooms. Each room has its own private veranda which is ideal for relaxing and enjoying the view of numerous animals which come to the waterholes to drink. The Family Chalets have two separate en-suite bedrooms, as well as a lounge area for relaxing and are ideal for travelling with children. The Board Room at Lilayi has been specifically designed to accommodate executive meetings of up to 16 people, with all the technical nuances provided.
About the company
Lilayi is situated 15km south of Lusaka within a private game reserve. Formally known as ‘Lilayi Lodge’ this newly refurbished Zambian gem has both beautiful accommodation and a completely re-launched restaurant with an Executive Chef and Sommelier. Positioned on a 650-hectare corner of indigenous bushveld within the Miller family farm, the game reserve has over 27 different types of mammals including Giraffe, Eland and Zebra as well as over 300 species of birds.
The bar, verandah and deck area around the pool create the perfect atmosphere in which to be wowed by the creative cuisine and 5-star service of the restaurant. The Lilayi restaurant is creating much excitement and intrigue. It focuses on making use of local produce sourced from the farm to create its exquisite dishes. The in-house wine cellar is stocked with an extensive wine selection that caters for all tastes. Lilayi is one of Lusaka’s prime wine destinations with regular good food and wine events being held.
Based at the entrance of Lilayi is the Elephant Nursery run by Game Rangers International with support from the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. This sanctuary cares for orphaned elephant calves with the intention of rehabilitating and eventually releasing them back into the wild. The young calves can be seen daily between 11:30 – 13:00 from the specially designed viewing platform.
Lilayi has been transformed into a destination where people are finding the peace and relaxation that they are so eagerly seeking. It is a delightful surprise to many that such a place exists so close to Lusaka.