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The Lilayi Elephant Nursery

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Lilayi Lodge | Off Lilayi Road, Lusaka 10100, Zambia
+260 21 1259871
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The Nursery and The Lodge are worth the trip!

The nursery and the Lodge are one and the same. The elephants by themselves are not that good but... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
allankarr
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Larkspur, Colorado
Exactly What You Want it to Be

If you are going to see baby elephants, and want to support an organization taking care of baby... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
Collin C
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Palatine, Illinois
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
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Lilayi Lodge | Off Lilayi Road, Lusaka 10100, Zambia
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+260 21 1259871
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

The nursery and the Lodge are one and the same. The elephants by themselves are not that good but the whole package is great. I would go to the lodge just for the excellent and affordable food, but during the meal the lawn around the...More

2  Thank allankarr
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

If you are going to see baby elephants, and want to support an organization taking care of baby elephants, this is a must visit. We traveled to Africa with the main goal of seeing baby elephants, this was our first stop, and it emphatically checked...More

1  Thank Collin C
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

amazing work that is done by a dedicated group of volunteers. Donations are accepted towards the feeding and caring of these baby elephants. a must see, it is just outside of Lusaka, and after the feeding time, please drive down to the resort that is...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This was our third visit and once again we were treated to a delicious lunch. Excellent service. Just one request - please put the pork belly back in the Mains Section of the menu - not just a starter portion. This was my favourite dish!

1  Thank GarethAllman9
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

As another reviewer highlighted, baby elephants are irresistible. loved the story of how they have rescued many of these baby elephants and the care they give them, however when we visited i expected close interaction, including the opportunity to feed the elephants. the distance from...More

2  Thank Prudence M
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

What a place to see these great beasts being looked after by a caring team. To see the trust these animals have with the keepers is amazing after the way some have been hurt by man,s inhumanity. If in area must place to visit

1  Thank Tim H
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Went to the nursery with my animal lover friends. So amazing just how the babies react to the formula bottle. Cute and real baby behavior.

2  Thank Thandeka Grace S
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

I visited Lilayi with a friend and my two children. It takes about 30 minutes one way to travel to Lilayi from Lusaka and part of the drive is on a decent dirt road. When you arrive, you go to a viewing platform to see...More

1  Thank Mehmoui
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Picked up from the airport by Lilaya. Our room was lovely and the elephant towels on the bed amazing. Each room was extremely well sound proofed. Tea/ coffee making facilities and fridge and microwave. Lovely pool and pleasant restaurant. Nice walks in the grounds and...More

1  Thank Mezabel
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

The elephants are so cute. And the restaurant nearby has great food. If you are in Lusaka, it's worth a visit.

1  Thank Barry F
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Sheryl S
2 May 2018|
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Response from heleneranger | Reviewed this property |
It cost $5.00 African dollars per person. Approx. 50 cents U.S
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Debbie P
13 April 2016|
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Response from DougCapeTown | Reviewed this property |
Would love to, but pretty long way from Cape Town
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