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Pioneer Lodge & Camp

PO Box 282 | Private Bag E10, Lusaka, Zambia
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Ranked #2 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Lusaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
TheSmoggie Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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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Nottingham
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Dubai
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I had a lovely second stay at Pioneer Camp. It is a great stayover place if you are flying through Lusaka. I stayed in the tents which were great value. The transfer service from the airport is convenient. Thanks to the very professional staff.

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Riviersonderend
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Near Lusaka International Airport if you plan to fly in or out, yet outside of the hustle and bustle of the city. Convenient to leave your vehicle if you want to come back to resume your journey or safari. Clean and good facilities for camping. With the variety of lodging, e.g. safari tents, lodges or en suite rooms, you are... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stayed here at the very start of our trip and it was such an excellent way to get over jet lag and get ready for our trip in Zambia. The rooms are nice, there is a great bar and outdoor terrace. We were picked up from the airport and everything was friendly and easy.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We travelled in convoy 4 Land rover 4 x 4 vehicles from Dar es Salaam to Cape Town so we were used to some "interesting" stays along the way. We had stayed at other places in Zambia before but when Pioneer Camp was recommended by 2 travellers we decided to give it a try. It was a bit difficult to... More 

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Cape Town
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Nice place to overnight with a cosy bar. The restaurant was good, but expensive. This spot is difficult to find, so make sure you have good directions. Even confused our garmin with tracks-4-Africa. The wi-fi doesn't like any apple devices for some or other reason. I would suggest getting that fixed. The accommodation is not very modern, but was clean... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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29 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This place is close to the airport, but rather far from the Lusaka main bus station. It is outside of the city though, which is a great comfort and very peaceful. Make sure you have them arrange a ride from the airport, which is nice because you'll be on your way right away. The lodge is located off the main... More 

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Livingstone, Zambia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Lusaka is basically not a place to spent more time than necessary. Pioneer Camp makes the exception. Only 30min. away from KK International airport and 18km from Arcades / Manda Hill Shopping Centers, it's a lovely place to spent an extra day after a safari to relax. The pool is clean, the chalets as well, the bathroom comes with a... More 

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Address: PO Box 282 | Private Bag E10, Lusaka, Zambia
Location: Zambia > Lusaka Province > Lusaka
Number of rooms: 15
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