Ila Safari Lodge

Ila Kafue Main Area from River
Ila Kafue Main Area from River

Ila Safari Lodge Kafue
Ila Safari Lodge Kafue

Ila Kafue Community Garden raising pigs.
Ila Kafue Community Garden raising pigs.

Ila Kafue Main Area from River
Ila Kafue Main Area from River



LOCATION: Central Kafue National Park.

SETTING: Right on banks of Kafue River, offering direct river access and sweeping views.

ACCOMMODATION: Ten Luxury Tents, each in a private setting on it's own deck perched on the banks of the Kafue River. Six of the Luxury Tents have outdoor showers, while two have bathtubs on their decks. Two 2-bedroom family tents can each sleep four, while an extra bed can be added.

HIGHLIGHTS: Excellent access to the game-rich Kafue National Park and adjoining game management area. Cruising on the Kafue and spotting wildlife from the uniquely silent E-Boat, powered by solar energy. All meals, drinks, laundry and many activities included.


  • Morning and evening Game Drives in GMA and Kafue National Park - both fossil-fueled and on our electric game viewers.

  • Walking Safaris. Maximum 6 people per walking safari and minimum age for children is 12.

  • Fishing and Boating, fossil-fueled and on electric pontoon boat.

  • Visit the Chunga community & school as well as our Agricultural Community Farming Project.

  • Bush breakfasts and lunches including lunch on the E-Boat while silently drift down the Kafue!


  • Children of all ages are welcome. Children 4 years and under stay free of charge.

  • Children aged 5 – 14 years pay 50% when sharing with 2 full paying adults.

  • Children aged 15 years and older are charged adult rates.

  • Cots/cribs are available for children aged 0 – 2 years.

  • Individual extra beds for children aged 3 – 14 can be provided in the same room. Maximum 1 extra bed per tent.

  • Regretfully, only children 6 years and older are allowed on game drives and 12 years and older on walking safaris.

  • Should a vehicle be available, then a private vehicle can be booked for families with children younger than 6. This can be arranged at the lodge but cannot be guaranteed.

GETTING THERE: Road transfers (3hrs) are available from Lusaka, as are flights from Lusaka & Livingstone to Chunga (CHG).

OPEN: Year round except for February.


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