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Pioneer Lodge & Camp

PO Box 282 | Private Bag E10, Lusaka, Zambia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
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    4 of 5 stars
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice semi rural camping and chalet lodge near the airport and the Great East Road. A good place to begin your journey without having to navigate through most of Lusaka. A few miles from Pioneer Camp on the Great East Road is a large shopping center with Pick And Pay and Food Lovers grocery stores and ATMs. If you are... More 

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms are big and most important a very good bed. At one side you have a seperate space for the toilet and at the other site the shower. The room is a litel dark but nicely decorated. In the front you can sit at your one terrace. The food is good also the service and the price. The staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

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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tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

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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Venice, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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Windhoek
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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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Graz, Austria
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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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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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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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