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Pioneer Lodge & Camp

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have stayed a few times utilised both camping, chalet and vehicle storage, great grounds and facilities and good for a beer and dinner/ breakfast everything is clean, service is great and safe. Nothing is to much trouble.

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Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Firstly, I addressed my concerns to the manager and was given a full refund by the man she was having breakfast with! Thank you, but mostly want to address concerns with management before making any review so they can correct and know what is happening; however think it is fair to share my experience with others and that a good... More 

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

My husband and i always try to stay at Pioneer when we are transitting through Lusaka. It is a haven of peace and quiet after the chaos of Lusaka. If we are flying in and out it is very close to the airport. Staff are very helpful and the food is good. The rooms are clean and very comfortable and... More 

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Chintheche, Malawi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Since decades I am travelling along the Great Easterly. The condition of the road was until lately subject to surprises, Pioneer Camp always proved to be a positive experience. Thanks to Alfred, every visitor is treated like a king/queen. Even when I arrived late without a booking, a wonderful meal was prepared and I could enjoy a nice, hot shower.... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

This appeared to be a conveniently placed stopover during our drive up to East Africa. However $80 for a very mediocre safari tent was way over priced in comparison to many other similar places. Also the road in was long and rough which made it not so convenient if you want to do chores and shopping in the city. However... More 

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Dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Great if you are catching a flight to somewhere else the next day, as it is not too far from the airport. Advise to arrange for transport if you don't want to eat steak as food options are limited here. Rooms are well appointed, but this is a camp lodge for overlanders, so be prepared for power cuts, water not... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Yes admittedly Pioneer isn't perfect for everyone, but its damn close! It's a peaceful haven, one of Africa's heavenly escapes, which is nice to stop off for a week and unwind and explore or even set up base camp and travel to and from. The camp is not too far from Lusaka city (3 hoursish from Victoria Falls). They offer... More 

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Thank Cole H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

This camp is on the right sight from Lusaka if you're going to, or arriving at, the airport. On the other hand the last 5 kilometers to the camp are on a very bad dirt road. So it takes some time to go there and it's not the best place if you also want to be out in the city... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

In a quiet setting east of the city and near the airport - you will not hear it - we camped here two nights whilst traveling to and from S. Luangwa NP. The perfect stop. Sophie and Alfred when out of their way to help us...making calls, copying documents, local advice, etc. The campground is spacious with shade power points... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This place offers a nice place to camp for overlanders. The camping has nothing exceptional but the reception/bar/restaurant is really great and relaxing. The staff especially Sophie the manager and Alfred are amazingly friendly and super helpful. We ordered food there one night and it is a lovely place to eat. The food (meat mainly) was quite good and the... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Pioneer Lodge & Camp

Address: PO Box 282 | Private Bag E10, Lusaka 10100, Zambia
Location: Zambia > Lusaka Province > Lusaka
Hotel Class:3 star — Pioneer Lodge & Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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