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Lilayi Lodge

Luxury hotel in Lusaka with safari and outdoor pool

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
$169

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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Lilayi Road, Lusaka, 10101, Zambia
9.4.Exceptional.
  • It was excellent ! It is a hotel made of typical African huts in a game reserve.…

    Jan 11, 2021

  • We had a wonderful stay, the place it self, the food and the service was impeccable!

    Dec 23, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 12 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle

For families

  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Television
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • In a provincial park
  • Lusaka City Market - 13.4 mi / 21.5 km
  • Freedom Statue - 13.7 mi / 22 km
  • Lusaka National Museum - 13.7 mi / 22 km
  • Chilenje House - 13.8 mi / 22.2 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Family Chalet
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In a provincial park
  • Lusaka City Market - 13.4 mi / 21.5 km
  • Freedom Statue - 13.7 mi / 22 km
  • Lusaka National Museum - 13.7 mi / 22 km
  • Chilenje House - 13.8 mi / 22.2 km

Getting around

  • Lusaka (LUN-Kenneth Kaunda Intl.) - 87 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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Lilayi Road, Lusaka, 10101, Zambia

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 12 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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. 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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM*

Parking

  • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Playground on site
  • Children's pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • LED TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Dining

Lilayi Restaurant - Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZMW 600 per room (one-way)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of ZMW 1500 (subject to availability)

Children and extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, and gym (if applicable)Pay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • The seasonal pool is open from January to December

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

On-site PCR COVID-19 testing is available for a ZMW 2400 fee; reservations are required for on-site testing.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • This property confirms that onsite COVID-19 testing (PCR screening) is available for a fee. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of ZMW 1500 (subject to availability). Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes, Lilayi Restaurant offers local and international cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Munda Wanga (6.6 mi), Mint Cafe (7.2 mi), and Sandys Creations Lodge (7.4 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM on request. The charge is ZMW 600 per room one-way.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like horseback riding and hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes game viewing, a wildlife and game drive, and a safari. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a seasonal outdoor pool and a garden. Lilayi Lodge also has access to a nearby outdoor pool.
9.4.Exceptional.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    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.

    Amanda, 1 night family trip, Dec 11, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The Place to Stay Near Lusaka

    Amazing, highly recommend!

    3 night family trip, Mar 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Best getaway in Lusaka! Romantic, beautiful

    We have been going to Lilayi since 1996 because it’s wonderful!

    Susan, 1 night romance trip, May 19, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful lodge, elephants or not.

    I chose to stay at Lilayi Lodge primarily because of access to the baby elephant sanctuary but I found the lodgings and grounds to be so stunningly beautiful, the food superb and the staff so friendly and helpful that even if baby ellies aren’t one’s cup of tea, Lilayi will be.

    Arlene, 2 night trip, Mar 30, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing stay

    Amazing staff, amazing environment where wild life is close to the huts. Saw Zebra, giraffes etc. Small hotel with few huts, with great view & privacy.

    1 night trip, Jul 7, 2017

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    20 years of experience with Lilayi

    We have been vacationing at Lilayi for 20 years and the renovations have made our experience that much more memorable! Each year we retreat there for a romantic interlude and we also bring our students and interns there for a Sunday lunch, pool time and game drive. Our 4 grown children have joined us there too.

    Susan, Romance trip, Jun 22, 2016

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Wonderful wifii and wilderness

    They waited for us when meal time approached. Wait time is at least an hour to prepare the food this is the norm for Zambia. Game drive was excellent. We didn't see the giraffes but that was the only one we didn't see. The guide recommended aug-oct as the best time to view game because the bush is low. Rooms have bed nets and bug spray. These chalets are in the wild so late at night the animals roam between the chalets. Roofs are thatched so definitely spray. All in all a great serene all around loving place to be. If you want to walk with the elephants you have to register early to plan for it. You can view the elephant orphans feeding from 11:30-12 each day.

    dr chalwe, Other trip, Jul 14, 2015

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect Retreat

    Booked this spontaneously to get out of the city for a night. It was perfect for a quiet relaxing retreat.

    Lusaka Dweller, Other trip, Mar 13, 2015

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    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.

    1 night trip, Oct 16, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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!

    1 night romance trip, Jun 28, 2021

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