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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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... More 

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Nottingham
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56 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed three nights in two different chalets, and both stays were great. Pioneer camp is about 20 minutes out of Lusaka, on a quiet plot. The chalets were large and well furnished. The bed in our first chalet, # 14 I think, was soft and comfortable: but the one in the second chalet was hard and lumpy. You may... More 

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Picton, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Despite arrival via rugged road trip, we all appreciated the airport transfer, warm greetings, friendly staff, lovely accommodation with quirky shower-bathtub and great meals. Only complaint is that we didn't stay here on our return to Lusaka before flying home.

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Paul B, Owner at Pioneer Lodge & Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, I shall pass it on to Sophie and the team, they will be very happy to hear this. Sorry about the road, fingers crossed it will be sorted next year! We must make sure you have an extra night next time you come to Zambia :) More 

Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

I traveled with a group of American high school students, and Pioneer Camp was our base of operations while in Lusaka. We rented the cottage and several chalets. We also used Pioneer to run a mobile safari for us. Pioneer feels like a home away from home. The staff who run it are friendly and competent. The food is good,... More 

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Paul B, Owner at Pioneer Lodge & Camp, responded to this review

Hi Gabe, Thank you for taking the time to review us. It is always such a pleasure to have you and the team here. We really appreciate what you do in Zambia and we also appreciate the support you give us. Thank you for the recognition of our community work. Today we are hosting a Football and Netball competition to... More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

My stay at pioneer camp was really great. It was a camp but with all the benefits and felt like a lodge. I would recommend this place to absolutely everyone! Best campsite I have been at thus far. This is a must see

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Paul B, Owner at Pioneer Lodge & Camp, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer, Many thanks for your review and compliments, we really appreciate hearing such positive feedback. We hope to see you again! All the best, Paul More 

Toamasina (Tamatave), Madagascar
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59 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

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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Paul B, Owner at Pioneer Lodge & Camp, responded to this review

Dear Tim, Many thanks for your review, we were very pleased that you returned to Pioneer. We are very grateful that you are happy with our facilities, thanks ever so much. We look forward to seeing you again one day! I hope you thoroughly enjoyed another adventure in Zambia, All the best, Paul More 

Africa
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

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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Paul B, Owner at Pioneer Lodge & Camp, responded to this review

Dear Luke, Thank you very much for the review. Having been on trip advisor for many years, I am very thankful that this is the first time I have been able to access the reviews in order to respond. I am not sure why this was not possible in the past but we are now thankfully set up to respond... More 

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

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”
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“All are good well spread out and comfortable.”
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