Lilayi Lodge

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Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually furnished, desk
Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually furnished, desk
Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually furnished, desk

Overview of Lilayi Lodge

Lilayi Lodge

4.5 star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Lilayi Road, Lusaka, 10101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLusaka National Park10 min drive
  • Popular LocationGame Rangers International Elephant Orphanage Project17 min drive
  • Popular LocationNamwandwe Gallery36 min drive
  • AirportLusaka (LUN-Kenneth Kaunda Intl.)49 min drive

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About this area


Located in Lusaka, Lilayi Lodge is in a provincial park. 37d Gallery and Lusaka National Museum are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Lusaka City Market and Soweto Market. Traveling with kids? Consider Game Rangers International Elephant Orphanage Project, or check out an event or a game at Independence Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Lusaka National Park - 10 min drive
  • Game Rangers International Elephant Orphanage Project - 17 min drive
  • 37d Gallery - 26 min drive
  • Munda Wanga Environmental Park - 27 min drive
  • Namwandwe Gallery - 36 min drive

Getting around

  • Lusaka (LUN-Kenneth Kaunda Intl.) - 49 min drive


  • Lilayi Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Lilayi Lodge — 3 min walk
  • Pali Chenge — 19 min drive
  • Munda Wanga — 20 min drive
  • Mint Cafe — 20 min drive

About this property

Lilayi Lodge

Family-friendly hotel with seasonal outdoor pool and business center
This hotel features an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a business center are onsite. All 12 individually furnished rooms feature free WiFi and room service. Guests can enjoy deep soaking tubs, and other standard amenities include premium bedding, separate bathtubs and showers, and LED TVs.
Lilayi Lodge offers 12 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and complimentary bottled water. These individually furnished accommodations include desks. Beds feature premium bedding. LED televisions come with satellite channels.

Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries. This Lusaka hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hair dryers.

Guests can experience the thrill of a safari, and take advantage of an outdoor pool. Other recreational amenities include a children's pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
On-site PCR COVID-19 testing is available for a ZMW 2400 fee; reservations required for on-site testing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free secured, uncovered self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge) from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Bike parking
  • Children's pool
  • Game/wildlife drives
  • Game/wildlife viewing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Safari

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • In-room child care (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini-fridge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms - 3


  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Romance packages available

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels


  • LED TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Mini-fridge


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Desk
  • Individually furnished
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Safe
  • Turndown service
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: ZMW 800

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests will receive key retrieval information

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZMW 1000 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 2)
  • Late check-out fee: ZMW 800 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The seasonal pool will be open from January to December
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Lilayi Lodge Lusaka
Lilayi Lodge
Lilayi Lusaka
Lilayi Lodge Hotel
Lilayi Lodge Lusaka
Lilayi Lodge Hotel Lusaka

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 16 out of 23 reviews
5 - Excellent 70%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 23 reviews
4 - Good 26%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 23 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 23 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 23 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
Prepare to be patient...
Took us nearly an hour to get checked in, as our room wasn't ready at check in time. Also took nearly an hour for our breakfast orders to be served. The lodge is lovely, but service needs serious work.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
What can you say about this oasis of peace and quality on the outskirts of Lusaka without the use of superlatives... STAY THERE IF YOU POSSIBLY CAN!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fantastic experience !!
It was excellent ! It is a hotel made of typical African huts in a game reserve. Absolutely a marvelous experience amidst nature ! Great friendly service. The food was excellent. But there is one thing they really need to improve: the restaurant closes 9 pm with last orders 8:30 pm, and this is ludicrous. My first day I didn’t manage to be back in time so pre-ordered food, which was served on the veranda of my very beautifully, but was cold by the time I got there. My second and third day I had to pre-order at the last minute (lot of stress) while rushing. I really think the restaurant should be opened until 11 pm at the very least — giving people the option to have a more relaxed holiday and enjoy the African nights as much as the day.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
Christmas Eve
We had a wonderful stay, the place it self, the food and the service was impeccable!
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely Retreat
We really enjoyed our stay at Lilayi Lodge. The room was quite tidy and comfortable. The food at the restaurant was delicious. Unfortunately, the lodge must have had some sort of staffing shortages while we were there because we had to wait 2 and a half hours to check in to our room, even though we had arrived after 2pm. We also had to wait a long time for service at the bar and restaurant. We've been there before and not had trouble, so I am assuming it was just a short staffed weekend. The grounds are great for kids - with a playground and walking trails.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020