From game drives at dawn to campfire storytelling under the stars, Ila's best gifts to you are the unforgettable moments we choreograph based on your dream safari adventures.
Our e-Cruisers are fully electric, silent game drive vehicles that are charged on our solar farms at the main camp, and they are the first of their kind in Zambia. The solar-powered e-Boat also awaits, ready to glide you across the Kafue River in style.
We do our best to create a safari experience that balances exciting bush adventures with relaxing downtime at the lodge. Our activities are designed with minimal disturbance to wildlife in mind so that you can experience the natural rhythm of life in the Kafue National Park.
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Blend into the quiet of nature in our e-Cruiser, which allows you to experience all the sights and sounds of the bush in near silence and with a deep sense of environmental care. The e-Cruiser is kept close to camp and used for short drives or the fairly common 'dinner table dash' to investigate exactly how close those lion calls are!
Explore Kafue at dawn and dusk in one of our three standard 4 x 4 game drive vehicles that are sturdy enough allow you to venture through less explored parts of the park. You are in for some excellent game-sightings in Kafue, including African wild dog, cheetah and four of the Big 5. We limit our game drives to six passengers to give everyone a window seat, although they can be converted for nine when necessary for large groups.
Cruise quietly along the Kafue River in our solar-powered e-Boat and watch as birds dive for fish, crocodiles bask in the sun and elephants splash in the shallows. Pods of hippos are part of the Kafue River ‘furniture’ as are African fish eagles and a wide variety of waders. A treat for birders is spotting the ever-elusive Pel’s fishing owl.
Slow down to nature’s pace as your knowledgeable guide and armed scout leads you on a bush walk that immerses you in the beautiful and biodiverse landscapes of Kafue. Stepping out on your own two feet allows you to get up close to nature and appreciate the smaller things you may miss from a vehicle.
Get treated to a fabulous lunch or watch the sun set on the banks of the Kafue River from the comfort of our solar-powered e-Boat. ‘Sunshine-power’ means that this boat is not only eco-friendly, but it also glides over the water in total silence so you can soak up the meditative sounds of the wild while you dine.
Enjoy a couple of hours with a rod and reel down at the Kafue River, surrounded by birdsong and a cool breeze. One of our fishing guides will show you all the best spots, including where specific species, like bream, barbel and pike, are generally found. We have basic equipment available but if you are a professional, we suggest bringing your own gear.