Pioneer Camp

Reviews of Pioneer Camp

Good(79%) From 119 travellers
Excellent
32
Good
54
Average
28
Poor
4
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 119 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 W from Croydon
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Good
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Food:
Average
Average

Satisfactory and convenient overnight stay

We used Pioneer Camp as an overnight stay after arriving at Lusaka airport and before traveling onward. The camp arranged the transfer from and back to the airport and that was efficient and on time - despite parts of the long dirt road from the main road being very poor and bumpy. Friendly welcome and spacious comfortable chalet. Reasonable choice on the dinner and breakfast menu.

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Mr & Mrs C from Surrey
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Pioneer Camp review

This camp was peaceful, had friendly staff and the accommodation was good. All meals were good.

Excellent place to stay for a night.

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A & B from Larbert
Arrived on: 17-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
Good
Good

Good for a stopover

We only stayed in Pioneer Camp for one night travelling to South Luangwa so hard to really comment much.

Room was very clean and comfortable and friendly staff.

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Mrs M from Japan
Arrived on: 9-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Good
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Pioneer Camp review

Nice place to stay after long flight into Lusaka. I was glad to have large room with bath tub.

There was a large party (35 people) staying at the camp and they gathered at the restaurant area before each meal, so I sat at the bar and waited for a while until my table was set. But staff were very friendly and food was good.

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Mr & Mrs P from Wiltshire
Arrived on: 21-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Pioneer Camp review

Very good overnight stop before safari

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Miss P from NL
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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Convenient stopover

Convenient location for a one night stop over, with friendly staff and a great steak for dinner.

It was a pretty cold night and the chalets are not well insulated- hot water bottles would be much appreciated.

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Ms S from Piedmont
Arrived on: 2-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Poor
Poor
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Average
Average

Not on par with other camps

Unfortunately, after the luxury of our other camps, this stay was quite a letdown. I know it was selected due to its proximity to the airport, but given how slowly we had to drive for so long on the dirt road, I wonder how much time we actually saved versus going into the city.

The service was great though, and they were so nice to prepare sack lunches for us to take with us because we had to leave before breakfast.

We really did appreciate that they accommodated us in that way.

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Mr & Mrs S from Oxon
Arrived on: 15-May-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Good stop-over

A pleasant stop-over on our way to South Luangwa as it is fairly close to the airport and avoids the need to go into Lusaka.

We have stayed there before and would do so again.

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F from Derbyshire
Arrived on: 15-May-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Average
Average

Pioneer Camp review

The Pioneer Camp was a good introduction to the holiday. It is a comparatively short distance from Lusaka Airport and the journey does not involve having to drive through the urban sprawl of the city or to have to sit in traffic jams.

We received a very warm welcome from the acting manager. The staff were helpful and friendly. The bar and restaurant area were pleasant.

The accommodation in the rooms was good. The bed was extremely comfortable. One minor point was that there was quite a slope/step in the bathroom area which was quite easy to slip on, especially at night as it was all painted the same brown colour.

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Mr & Miss S from Wimbledon
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Better than overnighting in a Lusake hotel

After flying in to Lusaka, Pioneer Camp with its spacious thatched bar and thatched chalets is a proper introduction to Africa before moving on for a safari and preferable to a city hotel. Dinner of excellent steaks outside in the warm air under trees was great.

I telephoned from Nairobi to report that our connecting flight had been cancelled and we would be several hours late. Not a problem and they track the flight arrival, so their driver didn't have a wasted journey and arrived to collect us from the later flight.

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