Ila Safari Lodge

Ila Safari Lodge: Information from the owner

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.

Type Lodge
No. of rooms 6
Last updated 31-Jul-2018

Main description of Ila Safari Lodge

Ila Safari Lodge: Facilities

Property facilities 24-hour Security, Activity Desk, Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Disability Services, Eco Friendly, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking
Room facilities Balcony / Deck, Bath, Disabled Rooms, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah, Wheelchair Friendly
Available services Airport Shuttle (Available), Credit Card
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Boating, Fishing, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, High Tea, Night Drives, Safaris, Walks (Guided), Wildlife Tours, Boat Cruises, Child Friendly Activities, Cultural Tours, River Cruises

Room types at Ila Safari Lodge

Luxury Family Tent

Luxury Family Tent

2 Luxury tents are for families sleeping 4 with indoor shower and bath, on the edge of the Kafue River overlooking the National Park. Accommodation has ramp access & Family rooms have ramp access and open showers/toilets.

Luxury Suite

Luxury Suite

2 Luxury tents are suites with indoor showers and outdoor baths with either twin or king bed. All tents on the edge of the Kafue River overlooking the National Park. Rooms have ramp access.

Tent King

Tent King

2 Tents have outside showers and either twin or king beds, on the edge of the Kafue River overlooking the National Park. Rooms have ramp access.

Activities at Ila Safari Lodge

Boat Cruises

Boat Cruises

Had enough of the African massage?! Take a smooth and serene boat cruise either at dawn or for sunset on one of our boats. Staying on theme 1 of our boats are solar powered.

There is nothing quite like quietly drifting down the mighty Kafue river taking in the sights and sounds of the river with a breeze in your hair! Spend a relaxing few hours following the river bank to see what is living on the water or coming down to drink. Sunset from the water is particularly beautiful!

Fishing

Fishing

Set out on the river with rod, tackle and one of our fishing guides to show you all the best spots. For experienced fishermen we can target specific species or if you just want to try your hand see if you can land a big bream. We have basic equipment available on site but recommend professional fishermen bring their gear.

Game Drives

Game Drives

longside our 3 game viewers we are the proud owners of Zambia's very first 'Electronic Landrover' (eLandy). This vehicle allows you to experience all the sights and sounds of the bush in near silence and with a sense of environmental care. The eLandy is kept close to camp and operates in the Game Management Area for short drives or the relatively common 'dinner table dash' to investigate what that sound in the night was or how close those lion calls are!

Our eLandy aside we have three top of the range game viewers which reside on the park side of the river. It's a quick float in a boat over to them which is always a nice way to start the morning!

Our guides are all masters of their craft, spend a morning or afternoon exploring the park with them and see what you can find. Regular sightings include lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, a wide range of antelopes including roan, sable and zebra, hippo, crocodile, warthog, genet, jackal, mongoose, every entertaining baboons and monkeys and a myriad of species of bird. Our rarer species are also on the cards including wild dog, cheetah, honey badger, civet, serval, bushpig, porcupine and bushbaby.

Ila Community Farm

Ila Community Farm

This project is situated at the Nalusanga Gate, the entrance to the Kafue National Park. The aim is to assist the community to grow a greater variety of fresh produce for their own consumption and for selling at the local market. Lodge owners and other travellers in the area will be able to purchase these products as they enter the park.

Walking Safaris

Walking Safaris

Want to be a bit more active?! Head out on a walking safari with one of our specialist walking guides and an armed Zambian Wildlife officer. Using footprints and spoor track game using your own two feet as power. Get up close and personal to nature and appreciate the smaller things that you may miss from a vehicle.

Restaurants at Ila Safari Lodge

Ila Boma

The dining area at Ila Safari Lodge is set in the U-shaped boma on the edge of the Kafue River offering guests a beautiful view at Breakfast, Lunch & dinner. Ila's menu ranges from Gourmet meals to buffets served at breakfast - a spread to tantalise your tastebuds. Ila is Halal compliant & is vegetarian friendly.

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