Situated in the beautiful, 650 hectare Game Farm of Lilayi Lodge, the Lilayi Elephant Nursery is home to the youngest members of our rescued elephant calves. Here they receive the dedicated care needed to get through the vital, vulnerable early months and years of rehabilitation before they are taken to the Kafue Release Facility and greater exposure to wild elephants and their new home in the Kafue National Park
The surrounding bush provides the perfect classroom for the calves to learn to browse, behave as a herd and interact with other wild animals in a safe and secure environment.
OPEN EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR 1130-1300.
The LEN is just 35 mins drive on good roads from the centre of Lusaka, come and visit to learn more about the work of the project and GRI’s wider efforts to promote conservation in Zambia. At 1130 every day one of our project staff gives a short talk about the Elephant Orphanage Project and how we work. The viewing deck provides the perfect vantage point from which to watch the elephants as they feed and play.
Visitors to the Lilayi Elephant Nursery are required to pay a small fee which goes directly towards looking after the elephants.
CHILDREN 12-18 YEARS: K20
CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS: FREE
EVERY MONDAY: FREE ENTRY
Due to our ultimate goal of releasing the elephants back to the wild visitors are not allowed to touch the elephants but can view them very well from a close and safe distance.
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery was officially opened by the Vice President of Zambia, Dr Guy Scott on 29th September 2012.