Pioneer Camp

Reviews of Pioneer Camp

Good(76%) From 75 travellers
Excellent
16
Good
32
Average
24
Poor
3
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 75 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 W & Mrs Z from the Netherlands
Arrived on: 14-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Pioneer Camp review

Just a stay over before returning home. See first comment

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Mr & Mrs D from Twickenham
Arrived on: 12-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Pioneer Camp review

Might be a short distance from the airport but a very long off-road ride in a taxi - once the taxi driver eventually appeared to meet us at the airport, after we'd contacted you; we think he was chatting with his mates and simply forgot about us. if I hadn't had a working mobile, what then?

Service would be "good" apart from that, they allowed us to check in for our BA flight home.

Pleasant enough spot but a come-down after the Delta, mostly South African backpackers and selfdrivers who weren't overly sociable.

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Mr W & Mrs Z from the Netherlands
Arrived on: 25-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

Pioneer Camp review

some more attention from staff concerning breakfast would help. The owner, Paul, works hard and is a nice guy.

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Dr & Mrs C from Henley on Thames
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

ok for 1 night

Simple and ok for 1 night.

Chalet has been upgraded and now has enough light to read by. Paul is friendly enough but invisible in the morning. Get the Land cruiser not the Hilux for the transfer if possible as the road is awful. Limited food choice and very ordinary quality.

Happy campers making extraordinary trips means interesting chats over a drink.

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Mr & Mrs H from Lancs
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
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Good

Pioneer Camp review

A good place to stay

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Mr. and Mrs. L - France
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average

Weird experience

No information whatsoever; on arrival we where given our keys and that's it.

What a poor way to finish such a great holidays.
may be it would be wise to find another place.

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Expert Africa comments


Pioneer Camp are very sorry to hear that these travellers have rated their stay as poor. The owner remembers meeting them on arrival and checking them in himself. He was certain that things had been explained clearly, and that these guests were happy and enjoying their stay.

He commented that travellers arriving in the morning or early afternoon, are offered activities. However, travellers arriving in the late afternoon or at night are left to relax as they're just using Pioneer Camp for an overnight stop.

Dinner orders are always taken on arrival - so the kitchen can start preparing in advance. Guests are driven to their rooms where they can rest until they wish to come back to the chitenge (main area). Travellers are also offered the chance to check-in online for their flights, and this is usually done by the owner whilst they are having dinner. Guests are then briefed, before they go to bed, the program for the morning, and place their breakfast orders to allow a swift departure to the airport in the early morning.

Pioneer Camp is a rustic little camp that is conveniently located about half an hour from Lusaka airport. It does not offer the same experience as some of the more intimate bush camps that you'll find in the national parks, and it's accommodation is much simpler than if you stayed at the Taj Pamodzi Hotel in downtown Lusaka.

Mr and Mrs LS - Dorset
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
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Facilities:
Poor
Poor

Pioneer Camp review

Fine as an overnight stop but would not want to spend longer there.

Room dark, shower broken, dividing wall with next door paper thin.

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Mr & Mrs W from Surrey
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Poor
Poor
Rooms:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Pioneer Camp

I know the options are limited near Lusaka airport but this was disappointing. We were only there in the dark & most of the journey was along a very bumpy dirt track. I guess it was worse as following Royal Livingstone than if straight from another camp. Perhaps a hotel would have suited us better.

They were not there to meet us at sirport - someone phoned for us & they arrived about 10 mins later. They did not comment about it.

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Mr W & Ms W from Netherlands
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Comfortable stay at Pioneer camp

We just overnighted here before our flight back home. For this the camp is great.

The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The food is great.

The management helped us check in for our flights after dinner which saved us some time at the airport the next morning.

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Mr & Mrs H from Lancs
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Pioneer Camp review

Conveniently situated near the airport

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