Pioneer Camp

Reviews of Pioneer Camp

Good(79%) From 96 travellers
Excellent
27
Good
40
Average
25
Poor
3
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 96 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.
Dr. D from Salisbury
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Good
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Great introduction and recovery from flights.

Lovely spot and a real introduction to Zambia outside the city.

Our night was a much appreciated stop-over before transfer to Nkwali and gave us time to recover from the flights in from the UK and Dubai. Very courteous and friendly staff and one of the best steaks I have ever had, cooked over an open fire.

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Mr and Mrs P - Wiltshire
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good

Excellent overnight stop before safari

They even arranged an extra-early breakfast before our Proflight.

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Miss P from Stoke Newington
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Great friendly stoppover

It was great to see Paul again and meet Sophie, and hear about their latest ventures.

As ever, Pioneer is a friendly, relaxed and convenient stoppover, and it's nice to be in a more peaceful location than a city hotel.

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David from Hales
Arrived on: 16-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Good for a stopover before going on to Luanga

We were met, as promised, and taken to the Camp to be greeted and installed.

A quick hot shower and we were set for what turned out to be an excellent evening meal. Breakfast the next day and off tot he airport.

A great way to take a break after long flights before going on to Luangwa.

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Mr and Mrs S - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 19-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
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Ideal stopover near airport

There was a large party of Americans staying at the camp but this was well managed and we were able to have meals at the agreed time.

We felt welcomed and well looked after. Would be happy to stay there again.

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Mr. B - Welwyn
Arrived on: 4-Dec-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Terrible
Terrible
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor

Unfortunate timing

The camp itself is laid out as a typical safari location which it is not. Although the chalet was adequate it was unfortunate we arrived, some 35 minutes from Lusaka airport, during a power outage which, apart from only 30 minutes it came back on during our overnight stay, continued. With no mains electricity there was a very limited dinner menu; basically steak only.

Battery lights (very limited illumination) were provided in our room which were not fully charged so we had to ask for replacements. Added to all this we discovered in the morning there was no hot water available to our chalet. After an early breakfast we departed for the airport. Due to low levels of water in the dams there are, or were, daily outages which were only supposed too be for no more than, I believe, 4 hours which affects the whole of the area including the city of Lusaka.

In future we would opt to stay at a hotel in Lusaka which would have adequate power back-up and probably be closer to the airport.

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Dr & Mrs S - France
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Pioneer Camp review

We spent only one night in Pioneer Camp between flights in and out of Lusaka so we arrived late at night and left early the following morning. It is very good - rooms ok though a bit rustic and the food is good.

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Mr & Mrs D from Cambridge
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
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Pioneer Camp review

A great place to recover from the long journey, start the holiday and get into the African spirit!

Friendly and helpful staff, lovely rooms and delicious food.

Good bird-spotting around the camp.

There for one-night stopover.

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Mr P - France
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent

Nice Environment close to the Airport

Very tranquil, nice environment only 25min from the airport, with nice large well appointed rooms.

Unfortunately we were only there a very short time due to delayed flights, however the camp still came & picked us up at 2am in the morning & were very helpful trying to find our lost luggage.

Very Friendly & helpful.

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Mr & Mrs VV- G from Belgium
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good

Pioneer Camp review

Perfect in-between accomodation before going into the bush.

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