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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We camped at Pioneer on two different occasions on our trip through Zambia, and both times we felt welcome and at home. The road to the camp is absolutely shocking, but that shouldn't put you off - at least when you get there, there is friendly staff, a cold beer and a swimming pool to cool off in. The campsite...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Different than many visitors we stayed at Pioneer on and off for four weeks. You could not ask for a more perfect place to call home for a short time. We had ten students and four teachers and enjoyed everything about our stay. Paul and Sophie are wonderful hosts who helped us with everything local recommendations, transportation, and Paul was...

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had two very peaceful nights camping here. The campsite has many shade trees and the ablutions are very clean. There is plentiful birdlife and bushbabies in the camp. The staff were very welcoming and the restaurant is good. It is a nice place to relax and meet other travellers.

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UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night before flying home. It is convenient for the airport. Not their fault the road is terrible as someone has mentioned. Hopefully that will be fixed soon. Sophie is very helpful indeed. Airport transfers efficiently managed. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Would go back if we return to Zambia. Thank you very much.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Secluded from the hustle and bustle of downtown Lusaka. Welcoming Staff, nice bar and lounge, with rustic decor. Just a pity that it rained so much and that I got ill that night We awoke in the morning to the bird call of the "Piet my vrou"

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Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I came here after a late evening flight arrival. Lovely night and a wonderful quiet idyllic wakeup. Sat outside my lodge having a cup of tea. Magic. Breakfast was adequate, but no chance to ask for some more toast!! The staff were lovely and friendly. The only down side was a group on safari with a loud, outspoken member. Pioneer...

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Europe
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Wish I could return already, and I've not been back a week. Loved chilling in the main area, meeting fellow travelers and sharing a meal with them. The rooms are well-appointed and comfortable. It's such an oasis on the outskirts of Lusaka. Can't wait to return.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Very convenient to the airport. Your privacy is respected and the peace and charm of the place leave you quite restored and centered. Safari Chalets are basic but comfortable. You'll need a fan during the hot, dry season.

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Llanasa
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We stayed one night at the beginning of our holiday in Zambia. The camp is on the outskirts of Lusaka and handy for the airport. The accommodation is lovely with individual chalets decorated with an African feel. The staff were lovely and friendly, food great and the bar a great place to chat to other travellers and exchange experiences. The...

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Nottingham
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We have now spent four wonderful holidays in Zambia and always base our trips around Pioneer, which is a true home from home with excellent service, comfortable chalets and friendly, helpful hosts and staff. Each visit gets better. Paul, the owner always organises our safaris for us and Pioneer is an ideal base for our travels. We can not recommend...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Pioneer Lodge & Camp

Address: PO Box 282 | Private Bag E10, Lusaka, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Lusaka Province > Lusaka
Hotel Class:3 star — Pioneer Lodge & Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Cottages are all well situated”
 of 5 bubbles 834ruthh, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are individual with a quiet deck, surrounded by trees”
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