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Pioneer Lodge & Camp

PO Box 282 | Private Bag E10, Lusaka, Zambia
Pioneer Lodge & Camp
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place really is a relief. We stayed here twice on our way to Malawi and back to Zimbabwe. Very good camp facilities, a good restaurant, all for very fair prices. The atmosphere is relaxed, the staff friendly and helpful. They know what they're talking about. Shuttle service to the nearby Lusaka airport.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This property was my first stop on a Zambian safari and it delivered exactly what I was expecting. I was met promptly at the airport and taken directly to the lodging. It was an informal atmosphere staffed by friendly people. This is not a luxury property, but is very clean and comfortable. I particularly enjoyed spending time in the bar... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been two times there. The first time was my very first accomodation in Zambia, the second after all my safaris in 3 national parks. Lodge very popular. Chalets are a bit narrow and essential. Food with alternate results. Much expensive the transfer from/to airport. $40 is really not cheap. And evening tranfers cost $50 (with no traffic). If one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We travelled from Namibia to Malawi, our 3rd night had to be around Lusaka, therefore we looked for a campsite out of town but close to the Great East Road. Pioneer Camp fulfilled our criteria and after a 24 hour response to the reservation we gave it a definite go. It was the perfect choice. Friendly, welcoming and helpful staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

For travellers arriving at Lusaka Airport and starting explorations by car on Great East Road it is a very good option.Beautiful and peaceful place,good food and friendly staff.It was the fourth time in Pioneer Camp and i can recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Paul Barnes and his entire stuff made us feel at home the 3 nights we spent there. The executive chalets so neat and warm. The food was awesome, i first fell inlove with their english breakfast and as if that wasn't enough dinner was perfection, awesome chef. Definatly coming back.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Chose this as I didn't fancy a city centre hotel and had a one night stopover on the way to mwufe from Windhoek. I booked directly with them and always got a fast response. Stayed off season and booked a chalet, two airport transfers, dinner and breakfast for $160. The staff were lovely, airport pickup was on time, loved the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is the second time we have used Pioneer Camp on our way to/from South Luangwa. For us it is a much better alternative to a city centre hotel. Yes it is a little more rustic but keeps you feeling like you are in Africa and not just any other city hotel. We stayed in the chalets but there are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

An enjoyable stay for 1 night before flying onto South Luangwa and 1 night after my safari. Spacious chalet, clean and very comfortable set amongst the grounds and trees of the site give a feel of Africa retained. Friendly staff, the excellent pioneer steaks and a social hub for interesting people to meet and share stories and information. Paul, Sophie,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Having spent 3 nights at Pioneer in 2013, we enjoyed it so much and were so impressed with the lodge, the device and with Paul, the owner, that we asked him to organise a month' s safari for us in August, giving us a really insiders' view of the culture, scenery and of course the game. We were not disappointed... More 

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