Pioneer Camp

Reviews of Pioneer Camp

Good(78%) From 87 travellers
Excellent
21
Good
38
Average
25
Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 87 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 & Mrs VV- G from Belgium
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Pioneer Camp review

Perfect in-between accomodation before going into the bush.

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Mr A. from Bottmingen
Arrived on: 8-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Average
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A good place on the way through

We were glad to have the family house even though it did not provide the same luxury as the chalets. However, apart from being a safe and quiet place, it is not particularly interesting.

We used Pioneer Camp as stopover for visiting another town and as conveniently located close to the airport.

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Ms. P from Tennessee
Arrived on: 15-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Perfect for a first night in Zambia

I was met at the airport by a Pioneer Camp driver who was a welcome sight after a long and anxious journey. Once we arrived, I was quickly checked in and taken to my chalet which was exactly as described.

I enjoyed a nice afternoon around the grounds and the evening was spent at the open lodge area talking with other travelers and later eating a nice meal. It was a casual and very enjoyable atmosphere. The night became extremely cold but there was ample bedding so it was not a problem. Breakfast was also good and I was picked up at my chalet and taken to the airport promptly.

This camp delivered exactly what I was expecting. Although it wasn't a luxury lodge, it was a very comfortable and inviting place to spend my first night in Zambia.

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The R Family from Surrey
Arrived on: 13-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Pioneer Camp review

This was a great place to stay after our flight into Lusaka. We were collected from the ariport and dropped back the following day for our next flight.

The room and food were good (the steak was very good) and the staff were very friendly. Excellent value.

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Mr and Mrs S - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 15-May-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Average
Average
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Average
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Food:
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Good stop over in Lusaka

Good drivers from and to the airport. The room was fine although nothing special but okay for the price. Hot water was available both in the evening and again in the morning. Food was tasty and freshly prepared. Good birding in the grounds - we saw owls and woodpeckers. We would happily stay there again.

My only suggestion for management to consider would be to I introduce a staff uniform or badge system. We were not certain who was looking after us as some of the staff seemed a bit reticent.

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Photographer - Isle of Man
Arrived on: 6-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Pioneer Camp review

Just what we needed after a 26 hour journey. Somewhere with all the facilities we wanted and close to Lusaka airport.

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Mr B - Bristol
Arrived on: 6-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
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To unwind in peace...

Thank you to everyone at Pioneer for another very comfortable stay after my adventure in South Luangwa. Paul, Sophie and the team really have created the right blend of comfort for different styles of guests and travellers here. This is a social place to mix with the best kind of people those that love to explore the world.

Excellent steak again.

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Mr B - Bristol
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Always Pioneer for me.

Once again an efficient collection at the airport and transfer to Pioneer.
Busy bar and lounge area, social and that delicious Pioneer steak.
Chalet was spacious and clean, a good nights sleep in quiet surroundings.
Thank you to Sophie and all the team at Pioneer.

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Jenny & John - Bristol
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Location:
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A good place for a stopover

Very well organised, a comfortable room, very helpful staff and good food.

What more do you need for a night's stopover?

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Mr M & Ms O - Cumbria
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Pioneer Camp review

Only a short visit because we only arrived around midnight and returned to the airport just after breakfast the next day.

However the rooms were spacious and very comfortable and breakfast was good.

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