Lilayi is a vibrant new community on the southern side of Zambia's capital, Lusaka. The city's rapid growth has resulted in developments making their way into the fertile farmlands. Over the last few years this area has evolved from a farming district into a prime residential suburb. The property and houses for sale in Lilayi consist of mid-sized homes, residential estates and large mansions on generous sized plots.   

Lilayi is situated along Kafue Road, just 17km south of Lusaka's CBD.  Although the area is largely made up of farmlands, many farms have been sub-divided to make way for planned residential estates and mansions on generous sized plots. Due to its spacious nature, property in Lilayi attracts individuals who enjoy the tranquillity of nature but require easy access to Lusaka. As the demand for residential property in Lilayi increases, so does the popularity of its neighbouring suburb, Makeni. Explore the properties in Lilayi below and discover what it’s like to live in this peaceful suburb.

“Transforming into the southern hub of Lusaka, Lilayi is fast becoming one of the country's most desirable and accessible residential suburbs.”

Sharon Pongolani

Explore Lilayi

Dining out

Dining out

The nearby Makeni Mall dishes up up a range of restaurants and fast food chains, Mint Café at Sandy's Creations provides healthy food in a relaxing garden environment and the Lilayi Lodge restaurant offers fine dining with a wonderful selection of wines. 



With Makeni Mall, the newly opened Embassy Mall and two other malls under construction, Makeni is rapidly becoming a retail hub with opportunity for business while Lusaka's CBD is located 17km away along Kafue Road. 

Family time

Family time

The Lilayi Lodge provides delicious Sunday lunches which are perfect for big families. A day trip to the Munda Wanga botanical gardens and conservation zoo is another great family outing, and the nearby Kafue River Cliff offer boat cruises, braai facilities and fishing. 

Elephant nursery

Elephant nursery

The Lilayi Lodge is home to the Lilayi Elephant Nursery where rescued elephant calves receive the necessary care before being released in the Kafue National Park. The elephant nursery is open daily to visitors.

Living in Lilayi

Areas near to Lilayi

Kabulonga, Leopards Hill, Mass Media, Rhodespark, Roma,


Boabab College, a prestigious international boarding school is located in the heart of Lilayi. LICEF Primary and Secondary Schools as well as David Kaunda Technical Secondary School are located in this suburb too.


The suburb is approximately a 20 minutes' drive from various private healthcare centres in the nearby area of Rhodespark.


Makeni Mall offers a variety of retail options from fashion and convenience to speciality stores. Green-fingered shoppers can find everything they need at Sandy's Creations and DIY enthusiasts are well served by Micmar and Poundstretcher. 


Lilayi is anchored around Kafue Road, the main arterial road to Lusaka and is located approximately 38km from the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.

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