Reviews of Pioneer Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
120 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Pioneer Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Last night in Zambia before flight home"
So all in all. A nice camp with excellent helpful staff ideal for the purpose we used it for." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
"being a Pioneer!"
"Pioneer Camp review"
Very accommodating and offered to check in the BA flight which was very helpful." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia
"OK for an early flight"
Its a slightly odd place - no atmosphere and quiet with a number of chalets and a camp site. The chalet was large and quite bare and functional, although efforts had been made to make it more homely, with vases and candles etc. The beds were comfortable. The bathroom was a bit tired with rusty pipes and water. The food is basic and simple. Apart from the manager, the service was not very friendly. The catering staff didn't speak to or acknowledge us either at dinner or breakfast.
Apart from this, although they took details of when we needed to leave, this wasn't communicated properly. So after waiting, we lugged our bags up to reception where luckily there was someone around who could help. We were told that our bags should have been collected while we were having breakfast. We left 15 minutes late, but our driver still managed to get us there on time. As the majority of their custom must be from people catching early flights, this is something they should always get right." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
"Very uninteresting place to spend a night"
On the positive side we felt safe there." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia; 3n in Zanzibar; 1n in Tanzania
"A good choice for an early flight"
This was a very good transition from being on safari to town. The transfer from the airport worked well, as did the return journey next morning. The chalet and the site were very nice and met our needs well. They are not of the standard of the safari camps, but we wouldn’t expect that. They are very good at what they do.
We tried to check in for our flight online, but internet problems meant we couldn’t do this. However, Lusaka is a small airport with few flights, so it was no problem at all.
Food at the camp was fine, with a nice veggie pasta in the evening. Breakfast was prepared early so that we could get an early transfer to the airport.
" See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
"Pioneer Camp is not great"
The evening meal was terrible. The breakfast was excellent. The length of time required for preparation was absurd
The Dutch "greeter" who fronted was a non salaried "newbie" who was drowning quickly. She did try very hard - so she said - to find our Bradt Guide which we had mislaid. The owner was away.
I would have preferred to haver overnighted in a standard hotel in Lusaka." See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
"Convenient location to airport"
"Pioneer Camp review"
Food was so-so - quantity over quality. If there is a modern hotel that is OK and closer to the airport I think I would stay there next time." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia
"A good last night"
The only down side was the apalling road to reach it, made more comfortable in the morning by the use of a Land cruiser." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
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