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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You may find Lilayi lodge and restaurant hidden on the outskirts of Lusaka. Located in a small but very nice park, you may walk for hours and see giraffes, water bok, zebras, Puku, aso. The lodge has individual rooms and the restaurant a, a nice terrace overlooking the plain with animals coming by the end of the day. A huge...

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LilayiLodgeGM, General Manager at Lilayi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dan, Thank you very much for writing this review. We are so glad that you enjoyed what Lilayi Lodge has to offer and we sincerely hope that you come and visit us again soon. All the best, Lilayi Lodge Team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very Good NYE Party /Food & drinks and enjoyed by all. Managed to stay 1 x night at the end of our Holiday and enjoyed the peace & quiet after a hectic couple of weeks in AFRICA. The De Lux Room/Lodge very nice & clean and with a large Bed. Staff very helpful/pleasant and nothing to much...

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LilayiLodgeGM, General Manager at Lilayi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mervynw, Thank you very much indeed for writing this review of your time at Lilayi Lodge. We are delighted that you enjoyed our NYE party and that the rooms were to your satisfaction. Lilayi Lodge is a perfect way to begin and end your trip to Zambia. Thank you for coming and please come and visit us again soon....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We first went for lunch at lilayi after seeing the baby ellies in an morning. We were greeted by the lovely Alix - so friendly and welcoming. The setting for lunch is lovely, we were extremely happy with our food, and service (particularly from Peter - brilliant sense of humor ) was excellent. A second visit at for New Years...

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LilayiLodgeGM, General Manager at Lilayi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Gemma, Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your restaurant experience at Lilayi and that you chose to spent NYE with us! We have taken note of your comments about the music and will be sure to make the appropriate adjustments moving forward. Kind regards, Lilayi Lodge Team

Lilongwe, Malawi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely two night stay over the Christmas holidays. The property is beautiful and peaceful and was just want we wanted. My daughter enjoyed the pool while I enjoyed a book on one of the loungers. Our meals were great, especially the Christmas lunch. We booked a family chalet which had two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a small...

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LilayiLodgeGM, General Manager at Lilayi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jenn, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this honest review. We are very pleased that your overall stay was enjoyable and that you chose to spend Christmas with us! We have taken note of your points that have been raised in your review and action will be taken immediately to address these issues. We would...

Livermore, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful chalets, dining and pool in the midst of a game reserve. Close to Lusaka and Kafue. It was great to watch the impala and warthog grazing near the chalets while we sipped our coffee at daybreak, and hear the doves cooing and the "go-awaay" of the Grey Laurie. Heaven indeed!

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LilayiLodgeGM, General Manager at Lilayi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Louis, Thank you very much for this review. One of the greatest things about Lilayi is experiencing the peace and quiet that comes with staying in our deluxe and family chalets. Seeing the animals grazing right outside your window is always a treat. Please come back and visit us again soon. Kind regards, Lilayi Lodge Team

Fonthill, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the great good fortune to discover this beautiful lodge. Owner Chris Miller and General Manager Ben Japp have created a sophisticated and elegant but authentic African Lodge experience. Situated in the Miller family 2000 hectare farm, the lodge, game park and elephant sanctuary provide beautifully unspoiled and unique views into African farm life. We were traveling with our...

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LilayiLodgeGM, General Manager at Lilayi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Carolyn, Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to write this brilliant review. We are so thrilled that you got to experience everything that Lilayi Lodge has to offer. From the rooms and wildlife to the food and the service, your review really does capture the feeling of being at Lilayi Lodge. Please come back and visit...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lilayi lodge is close enough to the city, but once you are there you will easily forget about all the buzz and enjoy the tranquil environment. Their lunch menu always has something exciting and I have never been disappointed. Great for couples, families and even solo travelers. They also make amazing cappuccinos. ;)

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Dear Mu, Thank you very much for your great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at Lilayi Lodge! Please come back and visit us again soon. Kind Regards, Lilayi Lodge Team

Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Arrived 8am for our year end Management meeting and everything was ready for us including the coffee! Lunch was ordered in advance and was ready at the time we wanted. Excellent lunch...everyone's food was great. Drinks and dinner for 20 people. Service was excellent. Bruce looked after us soo well. All the staff were brilliant. We did not have to...

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LilayiLodgeGM, General Manager at Lilayi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sue, Thank you very much indeed for this kind review. We are so delighted to hear that your group enjoyed their experience at Lilayi Lodge and that the creme brûlée was such a hit! Please come back and visit us again soon. Kind regards, Lilayi Lodge Team

Lyon, France
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The hotel, the rooms, the park the restaurant are great but the service is very poor : 7am breakfast starts at 7:30, luggage supposed to be delivered at the room never came (had to go back take them myself), reception staff useless.

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LilayiLodgeGM, General Manager at Lilayi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jercams, Thank you for your review and for expressing that you feel that Lilayi Lodge is an excellent hotel. We do sincerely apologise that your bags were not brought to your room. This is certainly not the policy of Lilayi Lodge. We are constantly working on improving our service and your comments will be used constructively. We hope that...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice lodge where you sourrended by zebras , gazals and even monkys:) Amazing luxuries individual huts. Bathrooms are beautiful , beds are comfortable especially the Net shields. They provide mosquito and insects sprays in the room but get ready to face some of them personally. Dinner at lodge is nice except for salads they are a bit poorly prepared....

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Dear Bobsy, Thank you very much for your review. How fantastic that you have enjoyed your experience of Lilayi Lodge with special mention to the wildlife and the luxurious accommodation. We have noted your comments about the salads and the breakfast setup, this will be discussed with the team in order to improve on the service. Please come back and...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lilayi is an exquisite game lodge 30minutes from the centre of Lusaka. Set in 650hectares of game rich grounds boasting classic elegance and fine dining. Lilayi offers our guests the luxury of a safari lodge only 30 minutes from the centre of Lusaka. 12 Chalets are designed with a modern elegance and each provide a verandah view of the game that pass throughout the day. Relax and enjoy the wildebeest, giraffe, zebra and more than 20 species of antelope. The restaurant offers an African fusion cuisine that, coupled with our extensive wine collection, will delight any palate. Take an early morning guided nature walk, relax on a sunset game drive, make use of our running and walking trails, take a village tour or enjoy the elephant orphanage project at feeding time. Whatever your preference Lilayi makes a great venue for events, executive meetings or as an unforgettable holiday destination. New exclusive package now available that includes a walk in the bush with our orphaned baby elephants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lilayi Lodge

Address: P.O. Box 30093 | Lilayi Road, Lusaka 10100, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Lusaka Province > Lusaka
Price Range: ₹ 21,446 - ₹ 23,829 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Lilayi Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“All rooms will have a great view”
 of 5 bubbles 185mervynw, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms closer to the water have a view of animals that come to drink and graze early in the morning and in the evening.”
 of 5 bubbles bdavisengr, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you want to wake up, step onto your porch and see wild life stay in the deluxe rooms. They are amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles peterkZ4367WB, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms look great”
 of 5 bubbles JenCornwall, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the rondavels are excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles 221kieranp, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
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