Pioneer Camp

Reviews of Pioneer Camp

Good(77%) From 82 travellers
Excellent
19
Good
36
Average
24
Poor
3
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 82 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 and Mrs L - Leeds
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Pioneer - o/k to over-night.

This was just an over-nighter.
Further from the airport than anticipated, but o/k.
Nice welcome from the owner - Paul.
Food better than anticipated.
Rooms really only average, but o/k.


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Dr & Mrs C from Henley on Thames
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Average
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Food:
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simple stopover

Simpler than the Jaj in Luzaja this is fine for 1 night. Food OK, but not to Tafica standard.

Room is large and OK, but short on some things - soap, light, water very slow. But who cares at the end of a bushcamp visit.

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Mr & Mrs P from Wales
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Pioneer Camp review

No complaints. We were only there a short time but it was perfectly acceptable. All the transfers worked well.

The steaks and the pasta dish we ordered could have fed the five thousand!

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Mr & Mrs M from Surrey
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Good
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Food:
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Pioneer Camp review

Ok for one night, transfers were fine - good help with checking in online

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Dr M from Oakham
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Average
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Average
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Pioneer Camp

We chose to stay here as an aternative to the Taj Pomodzi which had we used on our last trip and found disappointing. The service here was efficient and much more reliable than the Taj who forgot to pick up up at the airport!. The staff were friendly and helpful, The food was tasty, although not the standard to which we had become accustomed in the bush.

Apart from the rather unpleasant water supply (brown and smelling of rust) and a dodgy shower, our only complaint was the transfer time to the sirport. We left camp at 6.30 arriving at the airport at 7.00, which meant that we were still quite a long way back in the checkin queue when they called the flight for boarding. A bit of unnecessary stress at the end of a wonderfully relaxing holiday.

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Mr & Mrs M from New York, USA
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Pioneer Camp review

See earlier comments on first stay.

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Mr & Mrs M from New York, USA
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Pioneer Camp - First Night

We had two very short stays at Pioneer Camp (arriving around 7pm both times and departing around 6:30 am both times) I just wish we could have had a little more opporunity to see the place in daylight.

Paul was a very gracious and attentive host and took care of all our needs, including the last minute addition of another guest (another Peace Corps volunteer traveiling with us when we returned to Lusaka).. We also enjoyed meeting other travelers there, sharing stories and experiences.

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Ms B from Liverpool
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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A great way to spend the last evening in Zamb

I it is necessary to spend a night away from Tafika etc due to an early flight then Pioneer Camp is the next best thing.

Aagain I was treated royally and helped in every way even to providing me with an escort to my chalet and a candle when the lights went out

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Mr H & Ms Y from Hampton Hill
Arrived on: 16-Apr-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
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Location:
Average
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Pioneer Camp review

This camp is ideal for a one night stop-off but not for a two night stay as it is a long way from Lusaka and 'in the middle of nowhere'.

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Mr C and family - Dorset
Arrived on: 15-Apr-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Pioneer Camp review

Very convenient stop off prior to London flight

Good food - enormous steaks

Very obliging service

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