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Lilayi Lodge

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Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Deluxe Double or Twin Room | Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually furnished, desk
Deluxe Double or Twin Room | Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually furnished, desk
Family Chalet | Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually furnished, desk

Overview of Lilayi Lodge

Lilayi Lodge

4.5 star property

9.2/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar
Lilayi Road, Lusaka, 10101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGame Rangers International Elephant Orphanage Project19 min drive
  • Popular LocationLusaka National Park42 min drive
  • Popular LocationNamwandwe Gallery84 min drive
  • AirportLusaka (LUN-Kenneth Kaunda Intl.)99 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Lusaka, Lilayi Lodge is in a provincial park. Namwandwe Gallery and Lusaka National Museum are cultural highlights, while Chilenje House is a notable landmark. Traveling with kids? Consider Game Rangers International Elephant Orphanage Project, or check out an event or a game at Independence Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Game Rangers International Elephant Orphanage Project - 19 min drive
  • Lusaka National Park - 42 min drive
  • Munda Wanga Environmental Park - 65 min drive
  • 37d Gallery - 66 min drive
  • Namwandwe Gallery - 84 min drive


  • Pali Chenge - 19 min drive
  • Munda Wanga - 20 min drive
  • Mint Cafe - 20 min drive
  • Sandys Creations Lodge - Restaurant - 20 min drive
  • All Kinds Of Everything - 21 min drive

About this property

Lilayi Lodge

4.5-star luxury hotel in a regional park
Take advantage of game and wildlife viewing, an airport pick-up service, and a terrace at Lilayi Lodge. The onsite restaurant, Lilayi Restaurant, features pool views and local and international cuisine. Enjoy onsite activities like hiking/biking and horseback riding. In addition to a garden and a playground, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool and a children's pool, with sun loungers
  • Free self parking
  • A safari, a front desk safe, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Bicycle parking, luggage storage, and game drive on site
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the overall value and helpful staff
Room features
All 12 individually furnished rooms feature thoughtful touches such as premium bedding and laptop-friendly workspaces, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes.
More amenities include:
  • Deep soaking tubs and free toiletries
  • LED TVs with satellite channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, mini fridges, and childcare services



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
  • 24-hour airport pick-up shuttle on request for a surcharge

Food and drink

  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant
  • Coffee and tea in common areas

Restaurants on site

  • Lilayi Restaurant

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Game drive
  • Game viewing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horseback riding/rentals
  • Library
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Safari

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • In-room babysitting (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini-fridge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground


  • Laundry facilities
  • Limited-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Proposal/romance packages
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference space


  • Garden
  • In a provincial park
  • Pool 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)
  • No elevator
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • 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

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes
  • Premium bedding


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


  • LED TV with satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Limited room service
  • Mini-fridge


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Ceiling fan
  • Desk
  • Individual furnishings
  • Laptop workspace
  • Safe
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM
Late check-out fee: ZMW 1500

Special check-in instructions

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 front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Access methods

Staffed front desk


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

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZMW 600 per person
  • Late check-out fee: ZMW 1500

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
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
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

Frequently asked questions

Does Lilayi Lodge have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Lilayi Lodge?

As of Jan 29, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Lilayi Lodge on Feb 26, 2023 start from $150.6, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Lilayi Lodge pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Lilayi Lodge?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Lilayi Lodge?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Lilayi Lodge?

Check-out is at 10:00 AM. Late check-out is available for ZMW 1500.

Does Lilayi Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's a shuttle from the airport to the hotel that runs on request. A fee of ZMW 600 per person applies.

Where is Lilayi Lodge located?

Located in a provincial park, this family-friendly hotel is within 16 mi (25 km) of Lusaka City Market, Namwandwe Gallery, and Freedom Statue. Chilenje House and Lusaka National Museum are also within 16 mi (25 km).




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10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was a beautiful environment
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very relaxing place to stay as well as nice walking tracks for exercise.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022

8/10 Good

Verified traveler

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

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

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

10/10 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

8/10 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

8/10 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