Human animal conflict is an increasing threat to the African Elephant population. Baby Elephants are often the victims of these conflicts and find themselves without a family. Through their partnership with Game Rangers International, a non-profit conservation organisation, Lilayi Lodge is giving them a home and a family at the Lilayi Elephant Nursery with the hope of re-introducing them to the wild. This is all achieved with the ongoing support from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife.
These baby elephants are fed a milk formula every 3 hours. The lunch time feeding can be viewed daily by the public between 11h30 - 13h00 from the viewing platform located near the entrance to the Lilayi Game Park. There is a small fee charged for this activity which is a donation towards the project.
As an in-house guest of Lilayi Lodge you have the unique opportunity to go Behind The Scenes “BTS” and get a first hand look at the project as well as contribute to the conservation efforts by assisting the elephant keepers in caring for these baby Elephants. The charge for this unique experience goes 100% towards the project and wildlife conservation in Zambia.
Please note that there is strictly no touching permitted and that a safe distance must be kept from the elephants at all times. This exclusive “BTS” activity must be booked in advance through the Lilayi Lodge reservations department.