Ila Safari Lodge

Tented Safari Camp

Mumbwa, Zambia, Africa


Ila Safari Lodge, located in the western Zambia, is easily to access than the majority of the camps in Kafue National Park. One of the largest national parks in Africa, similar in size to Wales or Massachusetts. It works well as a starting point for reaching some of the parks in more isolated areas. Comfortable safari adepts can choose from silent electric boat trips, famous walking safaris or electric vehicle game drives to meet undisturbed local wildlife.

Rooms: 10

Opening year: 2016

Last renovation: Every year has some refurbs done


  • Locally sourced building materials were used for the construction of the this South Africa safari lodge
  • Designed to run 100% off Solar energy. Rubbish that cannot be composted, is used at Ila Community Farm, separated and recycled where such a service is available in Zambia
  • Operating an electric game drive vehicle, providing filtered water in re-useable glass bottles
  • Ila Safari Lodge supports conservation initiatives such as Panthera and the Zambian Carnivore Project in their vital work protecting Kafue wild cats

Community interactions:

  • Guests are invited to interact with the gardeners and learn exactly how a community farm is run and managed
  • The property’s team built Secondary school using a sustainable (and affordable) sand-bag method. On any school day, Lukanga welcomes guests of Ila Safari Lodge to meet the teachers and students and see how much they are achieving for education in Zambia on a daily basis

Certifications: in progress

Management: international owner, local management