Pioneer Camp

Reviews of Pioneer Camp

Good(79%) From 114 travellers
Excellent
32
Good
49
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 114 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.
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 & Mrs S from Oxon
Arrived on: 15-May-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Average
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Average
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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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Mr B from Bristol
Arrived on: 6-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Food:
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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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Photographer from IOM
Arrived on: 6-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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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 from 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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Mr & Mrs B from Bristol
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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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 from Cumbria
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
Excellent
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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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Mr M & Ms O from UK
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Pioneer Camp review

Nice place to stay if in Lusaka only 30mins from the airport and easy to get a taxi if needed.

Very clean, friendly staff and good food. Drinks reasonably priced.

No activities on site apart from a bit of bird watching not an issue as generally used as a stopover. Having said that the owner Paul would organise anything you would like to do even down to an escorted safari in little known areas but you would have to e-mail him first.

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Mr & Miss S from Wimbledon
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Pioneer Camp

The second half of the journey from the airport is on a fairly rough unmade road and the location is quite remote, which makes for an apprehensive arrival, but once at the camp the general ambience, the setting of the grounds and very friendly staff boosted my overall assessment. It is not luxurious but it makes a great overnight first or last stop - a real feeling of having arrived in Africa.

The collection from the airport (twice - at the beginning and end of our trip) worked well as did the transfers to the airport. The terrace in the half shade of the trees was greating for relaxing with a beer and for eating our meals.

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Mrs & Mr O from California
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Good Layover at Pioneer Camp

Pioneer Camp was fine for a night's transition after the long flight. We enjoyed the abundant bird life, and the opportunity to speak with self-drive campers.

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