Pioneer Camp

Reviews of Pioneer Camp

Good(76%) From 76 travellers
Excellent
16
Good
33
Average
24
Poor
3
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 76 of our travellers who have visited Pioneer Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr O from Divonne-Les-Bains, France
Arrived on: 17-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
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Food:
Good
Good

Pioneer Camp review

The chalets are large and clean, very pleasant. The bar area is nice too. Not a lot of choice on the restaurant menu, but the barbequed t-bones were good. There is a very small swimming pool available but we did not get to try it as there were some highly intoxicated gentlemen lounging around... ;-)

Very decent place to spend a night in Lusaka.

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Mr & Mrs M from Doncaster
Arrived on: 10-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Pioneer

Accommodation good, but the access road for the last couple of miles is worse than the tracks in the bush

Handy for the airport, and they were very helpful with check-in, etc.

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Mr N & Ms S from London
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good

Convenient and comfortable

We stayed one night at Pioneer en route from Mana Pools to Livingstone. We were made very welcome by the staff and would certainly recommend it for a short stay handy for the airport.

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Mr & Mrs M from Chelmsford
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Pioneer Camp review

Pioneer Camp is like a bush camp but on the outskirts of Lusaka. A good overnight stop-off on route from the airport to a safari holiday.

Bird life at dawn was fantastic.

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Mr & Mrs C - Surrey
Arrived on: 1-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Poor
Poor

Pioneer Camp Review

Transfers were good.

We were provided with inferior accommodation to what was booked due to an error. Although clean it was very basic and not of a standard we would normally book. The manager was very apologetic about the error and he is still in discussion with Expert Africa about this matter.

Strange service with the food which had be pre-ordered at check in and when we were called to the table the food already sitting there getting cold.

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Expert Africa comments

The owner of Pioneer Camp responded to this feedback with the following comments and offered a ful refund for the nights stay:

There was an unfortunate error that lead to these travellers being booked into a chalet which we would never normally use for Expert Africa travellers. We are looking into the fault of this to ensure it doesn't happen again.

Our current way of service is that we bring the dinner out then call the guests to the table. Sometimes if people are engaged in conversation we will keep it in the warmer until they are ready. It is a very valid point that the dinner may become cold in the mean time, I shall look into changing the order of service to avoid this from happening.

Mr & Mrs J from Dyfed
Arrived on: 24-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good

Handy stop-over

Very obliging owner, Paul, checked us in for our flight again.

Nicer room and less cold than last year.

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Dr & Mrs C from Henley on Thames
Arrived on: 10-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor

Pioneer Camp review

A cheerful place for 1 night stop before flying back to UK. Our 4th visit and Paul continues to expand the number and comfort of the chalets.

There is now good light and the bathrooms are enormous. Food remains indifferent with little choice, simple quality and breakfast only just provided in time for flight.

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Mr B - Bristol
Arrived on: 2-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
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Facilities:
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Pioneer Camp review

Quick transfer, enjoyable evening, good nights sleep before the flight home.

Thankyou to Paul and all the staff at Pioneer.

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Ms D & Mr B - Berks
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Pioneer Camp review

It's a good basic camp with simple food. They seem to have improved their paths and lighting since we last stayed. Good improvement!

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Mr F - Dublin
Arrived on: 23-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Very comfortable and convenient to the airpor

An excellent place to stay before flying out to london

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