Ila Safari Lodge
Ila Safari Lodge - Luxury Tent Ila Safari Lodge - Electric Boat (eBoat)
Ila Safari Lodge - Luxury Tent
Ila Safari Lodge - Electric Boat (eBoat)

Ila Safari Lodge

Ila Safari Lodge is located on the very threshold of Kafue National Park in Zambia. The lodge sits right on the banks of the Kafue River in an area of abundant wildlife and boasts 180 degree views out over the water. The lodge is a new (2016) true eco-lodge providing facilities of the highest quality to a maximum of 24 guests.

Country

Zambia

Highlights

Ila Safari Lodge is a brand new luxury eco-lodge located right on the threshold of Kafue National Park in Zambia. The lodge is set on the banks of the Kafue River in an area of abundant wildlife.

Ten state of the art luxury safari tents are strung out along the riverbank, each situated on their own individual deck. Each tent has been individually designed to mesh with the flora surrounding it providing shade, privacy and your very own piece of Kafue wilderness. The interiors as well as the private decks are furnished in chic, modern African style and every comfort has been considered.

Our central boma is best described by the phrase 'eco friendly meets dynamic design' and is the showpiece of our property. Designed from inception to provide top notch facilities for 24 guests, this half moon shaped building boasts a stunning modern pool, an open-air restaurant, bar and lounge with 180 degree views out over the river, a boat jetty, a drop deck fire pit area for after dinner gatherings under the stars.

Kafue is renowned for it diversity of wildlife and pristine untouched wilderness. We offer game drives, boat cruises, walking safaris, fishing, visits to our community farm and back of house tours to showcase our ‘eco’ credentials. Ila Safari Lodge is the proud owners of Zambia’s first electronic Land Rover (eLandy) and also operate an electronic boat (eBoat). Amongst other ‘green’ endeavors we also operate 100% on solar and run our own biogas plant.

Need to Know

Located on the threshold of Kafue National Park in Zambia.

A true eco-lodge.

10 luxury tented rooms and a cutting edge design main boma area set on the banks of the Kafue River.

True wilderness experience.


SafarisSafaris


The Kafue National Park, and indeed Ila Safari Lodge, is easily accessible from either Lusaka (by road or air) or Livingstone (by air). The park combines easily with Victoria Falls or indeed other parks within Zambia. Our favourite itineraty for a Zambian Safari is a combination of Victoria Falls, Kafue National Park and South Luangwa. This gives the traveller a truly diverse experince of this beautiful country.

Ila Safari Lodge offers game drives, boat cruises, walking asafaris, fishing and back-of-house tours to showcase our 'green credentials'. Our activities are all led by experienced guides who are mastrs of their craft. Safaris take place in the Kafue National Park, in the adjoining game management area (GMA) and on the Kafue River.


Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

On the big game front lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo are all prominent. Further to this, Kafue boasts the highest population of wild dog in Africa and the greatest diversity of antelope in the world including the much revered roan and sable antelopes.

The diversity of habitat makes Kafue one of the best locations in Africa for birding. The Kafue riverbanks, wetlands, savannah and woodland boast an impressive 478 of Zambia's 733-recorded bird species. Among them African Wattled and Crowned Crane, Fish Eagle, Woolly-Necked Stork, Saddle Billed Stork, Goliath Heron, Ground Hornbill, African Fin Foot, Pel's Fishing Owl, Purple-Crested Lourie and Chaplin's Barbet.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Ila Safari Lodge offers game drives, boat cruises, walking asafaris, fishing and back-of-house tours to showcase our 'green credentials'.

FacilitiesFacilities

-Restaurant

-Bar

-Infinity swimming pool

-Drop deck and fire pit

-Activities

-Luxury tented accommodation (8 x double/twin and 2 x family)

-Boat Jetty

AccommodationAccommodation

Ila Safari Lodge has 10 state of the art luxury safari tents perched each on their own deck reaching out over the banks of the Kafue River. Included in our 10 top-notch tents are 2 larger family suites.

Each tent has been individually designed to mesh with the flora surrounding it providing shade, privacy and your very own piece of Kafue wilderness.

The interiors as well as the private decks are furnished in chic, modern African style and every comfort has been considered. All tents feature en suite bathrooms and either outside showers or baths. Beds are extra length for the most comfortable nights sleep. Mosquito nets are spacious and billowing and are turned down for you each evening. We want your stay in our tents to be a unique and pampered bush experience, something you will remember for a lifetime!

AccoladesAccolades

At Ila Safari Lodge we don’t believe it is good enough just to claim we are 'eco-friendly'. Being eco-friendly and caring for nature and our environment is something which is close to many people’s hearts. For this reason we have chosen to be certified by Heritage.

Heritage is an environmental management company specialising in the independent recognition, review and certification of environmental performance across the services sector. Their focus is on Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands, but with global relevance.

SeasonSeason

Ila Safari Lodge is open year round.

Average StayAverage Stay

Average stay is 3 nights.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

For our 2016 opening season our rate is $475 pppn.

In 2017 our low season rate (Nov - June) is $475 pppn, our high season rate (July - Oct) is $595 pppn. Rates are fully inclusive.

Children PolicyChild Policy

Pricing/Child Policy

  • Children 12 and under pay 50% if sharing with 2 adults.

  • Children 4 and under stay free if sharing with 2 adults.

  • Walking safaris are available for those aged 12 and over only.

  • For guests travelling with children under 6 a private vehicle booking is required and activities are not guaranteed.

  • Staff available for babysitting if required. 

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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