Ila Safari Lodge

How to reach us

Numerous airlines service both Lusaka and Livingstone Internationals Airports from Europe, the Far East, North America and other parts of Africa. The Kafue is easily combined with other destinations in Zambia as well as in our other neighbouring African countries.

FROM LUSAKA
Ila Safari Lodge is located 265km from the Zambian capital city of Lusaka and is reachable either by road or air.

By Air
Charter flights are available from Lusaka to our closest airstrip Chunga. The airstrip is a 45 minutes game drive away from Ila Safari Lodge through the wild Kafue bush.

By Road
Drive time from Lusaka is approx. 3.5 hours on well maintained tar roads all the way with 65km of the journey through the park. We offer road transfers in our air-conditioned and comfortable minibus at affordable rates.

For self drivers you follow the M9 out of Lusaka to our clearly signposted turnoff just before you reach Hook Bridge. From the turnoff there are 5kms of good gravel to access the lodge. A small sedan would easily manage the trip.

There are also several bus companies that service this route. You can book online with www.dczambia.com or pay at the City Central Bus Station. The best bus companies to use would be Juldan or Shalom Bus Services. These buses travel 3 times a day to Western Zambia with their journey concluding in Mongu. You would just need to ask the driver of the bus to drop you at our turnoff where a vehicle will be waiting with a welcoming driver and an ice cold drink!

FROM LIVINGSTONE
Ila Safari Lodge is located approx. 500 kms from Livingstone and is reachable either by road or air.

By Air
Charter flights are available from Livingstone to our closest airstrip Chunga. The airstrip is a 45 minutes game drive away from Ila Safari Lodge through the wild Kafue bush.

By Road
The drive from Livingstone to Ila Safari Lodge is a long one at more or less 9 hours depending on which route you take. There is a route through the park and one west or east of the park. The drive should only be undertaken if you are an experienced self driver, particularly the route through the park. For more information please contact us directly.

Our GPS coordinates are: 14° 58' 26.5" S 25° 55'31.9" E