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Kafue Lodge

Welcome to Ila Safari Lodge

As a luxury tented lodge sensitive to the pristine ecosystem of Kafue National Park, Ila Safari Lodge is intimately woven into the stillness of its place on the Kafue River.

From environmentally friendly, locally sourced building materials and solar-powered electricity to development of Zambia’s first electric game drive vehicle, Ila is a truly environmentally conscious safari experience. Yet it still manages to effortlessly infuse modern African style, elegance and comfort to make this your unique bush retreat in the heart of Kafue.

Green Safaris’ sustainability ethos began with Ila Safari Lodge. Ila’s history though is much older and a fascinating story we love telling.

Our Story


Our 10 Luxury Safari Tents are individually designed to mesh with their wild surrounds and open to sweeping views of the Kafue River. Families can also enjoy a private space of Kafue wilderness in our two larger suites.

Open from 3rd March 2022.

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Kafue National Park


The Heart of Western Zambia

Kafue National Park, the largest and oldest park in Zambia, is one of the last great expanses of remote and unspoiled wilderness in Africa. The possibility of a wildlife moment awaits you around the next tree or bend in the Kafue River.


Guest Reviews

It is even more wonderful than before.

I've stayed at Ila Safari Lodge before (three years ago when it had just opened) and I'm very glad I went back… I really appreciate that they do everything in their power to reduce their carbon footprint, from the electric boat and vehicles to aluminium and glass water bottles. I would definitely recommend everyone who wants to go to the Kafue National Park to stay at Ila to enjoy the luxury and wildlife. - Marcel W

Community Experiences

We show our love for the environment, wildlife and people through sustainable building practices and safari experiences. You can join us in supporting key conservation, anti-poaching and community development initiatives during your stay.

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Inclusive Activities

Silent Safaris are our specialty in Kafue. You move almost unnoticed in our electric Land Cruiser and boat, stopping for a bush breakfast and floating at sunset on the Kafue River.

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Dream Combination

Zambia has so much more to show you so don’t jet home just yet. Experience northern Kafue’s enchanting Busanga Plains from Chisa Busanga Camp or unwind at Tongabezi just 12kms upstream from the mighty Victoria Falls.

Ila Safari Lodge & Tongabezi Lodge Ila Safari Lodge & Chisa Busanga Camp

Media Coverage

Love letters on leading travel platforms are the best motivation. They give us the confidence we need to continue creating magical experiences for travellers as well as sustaining and developing our communities and wildlife.

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In the Mood for Love - Kafue 02 November 2022 In the Mood for Love - Ila Safari Lodge 01 November 2022 Your African Safari - Solar-powered Safari Vehicles 19 September 2022

Best Zambian Eco Lodge 2016

The 10 best Africa Safari Camps and Lodges with Guest Funded Conservation Projects 2020

National Geographic 10 of the Best Africa Adventures 2018

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