• Ila Safari Lodge, Zambia

About Ila Safari Lodge, Kafue National Park

Located on the banks of the Kafue River, Ila Safari Lodge combines a sleek, modern design with an environmentally sustainable approach. The lodge is situated within Kafue National Park, an area of abundant wildlife, with hippos and elephants often seen relaxing along the river banks. The 10 luxury safari tents are raised on decks overlooking the river and furnished in a modern African style, with each individually designed to blend in with its surrounding environment.

Hosting up to 24 guests, Ila Safari Lodge offers laid-back comfort and luxury in the heart of the zambian bush.

Lodge Details


A stylish and comfortable eco-lodge decorated in contemporary African style.


Situated on the banks of the Kafue River, looking out over the water and the wilderness of Kafue National Park beyond.

Accommodation & Facilities

The lodge has 10 luxury safari tents, including two larger family suites, perched on their own private deck reaching out over the banks of the river. Tents are individually designed to blend in with their surrounding environment and furnished in a chic, modern style, with each featuring an en suite bathroom and an outdoor shower or bath.

The central boma of the lodge offers a swimming pool, an open air restaurant, bar and lounge with 180 degree views over the river, a boat jetty, and a firepit area for evening gatherings. Trees have been incorporated into the design and structure of the lodge, and it is completely run on solar power.


Dinner is served in the open air restaurant, offering stunning views over the Kafue River, food is of a high quality and the service is excellent. 


Game drives in Kafue National Park and boat cruises down the river are excellent ways to see the abundant local wildlife, and you will have a good chance of seeing lions, leopards, elephants, hippos, and a range of other species. If you are feeling more adventurous, head out on a walking safari with a specialist guide. Fishing excursions, stargazing and painting workshops are also available.

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome.

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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