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Pioneer Camp is quiet, secure, well-run and the place to go for blissful relaxation and tranquillity on the outskirts of Lusaka, Zambia. There's a friendly atmosphere, beautiful surroundings and good food. Pioneer Camp also has a campsite and designs exclusive tours. Camping at Pioneer Camp includes self catering facilities and ablutions blocks with 24 hour hot water from charcoal heated showers. The safari chalets with their private bathrooms and terraces are just one minute walk from the main camp.
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Experience the paradox of being physically near to the city yet feel so far away from it all! Because of its location (14 kilometres from Lusaka International Airport), Pioneer Camp, a peaceful country oasis is an ideal transfer destination for those arriving in Zambia after a long journey and then leaving on the next leg of their safari.

This is a place to refuel, to catch your breath and gather your thoughts, as you look forward to your up and coming Zambian adventure. Or use Pioneer as a base to plan the next episode of your travel experience. As a guest you are encouraged to walk around the property and enjoy the landscape, find a peaceful spot to read a book or just find fellow visitors to talk to. The area is known to be very good for birds so don't forget your binoculars!

There's a selection of rooms at Pioneer that include ten cozy and romantic thatched chalets (two double and eight twin chalets) and a beautiful two bedroomed cottage set within the 25 acres of miombo woodland. Chalets range from simple yet stylish comfort to accommodation that is wonderfully lavish, each with individually designed African style fittings.

All en-suite chalets are delightfully secluded, with verandahs opening to stunning woodland views. Luxury chalets have en-suite bathrooms with king size four poster bed or twin beds, showers and, or a sunken bath. Pioneer chalets are similar to the luxury safari chalets but without private facilities. The family chalets are larger and sleep three. The two family chalets share shower room and wash room with each other.

At the centre of Pioneer Camp is the 'Chitenge' open thatched bar and restaurant. The 'Chitenge', with its friendly staff, is definitely the place to exchange tales of adventure with fellow travellers! For residents only, it's open from 07.00 to 23.00 every day.

Tea and coffee are available on tap and, along with other drinks from the bar, can be brought to your chalet on request.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are also served in the 'Chitenge'. Pioneer Camp is well known for its candle lit BBQs and tasty meals served in the evenings – in particular the tasty 500gm T-bone steaks!Pioneer Camp information

  • Just 14 kilometres from Lusaka International Airport
  • Ten cosy chalets
  • En-suite and shared bathroom facilities
  • On site restaurants for guests
  • Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Tea and coffee available on tap

Pioneer Camp rates

  • Cottage: $120 (no meals included)
  • Luxury safari chalets: $60
  • Pioneer chalets: $30
  • Family chalets: $30 – $35
  • Camping: $5
  • Transfers from airport: $30 – $40

Pioneer Camp directions

  • Follow the Great East Road out of Lusaka
  • Follow the signs
  • 2 kilometres past the airport turn right
  • Follow the signs on to the gravel road
  • After 3.5 kilometres take another right at the sign
  • The camp is a further 1.5 kilometres on the left

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Campsites

Camping at the Pioneer Camp is perfect for those on overland adventures as well as people just looking for a weekend away suitable for the family and groups of friends. The grounds are large which means there is plenty of space for everyone. It is peaceful, interrupted only by bird songs and sounds of people having fun.

Camping here is perfect for those on overland adventures as well as people just looking for a weekend away suitable for the family and groups of friends. The grounds are large which means there is plenty of space for everyone. It is peaceful, interrupted only by bird song and sounds of people having fun and its a great place to make fiends. The whole area is surrounded by an inconspicuous electric fence to ensure complete security.

At the centre of Pioneer Camp is the 'Chitenge' open thatched bar and restaurant. The 'Chitenge', with its friendly staff, is definitely the place to exchange tales of adventure with fellow travellers! For residents only, it's open from 07.00 to 23.00 every day.

Tea and coffee are available on tap and, along with other drinks from the bar, can be brought to your chalet on request. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are also served in the 'Chitenge'. Pioneer Camp is well known for its candle lit BBQs and tasty meals served in the evenings – in particular the tasty 500gm T-bone steaks!

Pioneer Camp & Tours · Campsites

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