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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We found it to be very special. An effort is made in many respects to replicate the British experience of African safari as it might have been a century ago, right down to the use of steamer trucks as furniture elements and electric lights disguised as oil lamps. There was even a pith helmet to be found on the coat tree in our room. But it doesn’t stop there. There is a full bath, with hot and cold water, and the fittings are all designed to continue the 19th Century facade.

The biggest surprise was that we were assigned a butler who handled all of our details, from wake-ups, to meal service, beverages and more. Peter, our butler, was a gentle, lovely young man who worked very hard to please us. The road into camp passes through a small wood, so one doesn’t see the camp until you arrive. It amazed us that no matter what time of day we drove in, there was Peter, standing with a tray of hot or cool towels to greet us. We don’t know how he was able to manage it. We could never fool him.

The food was excellent, and the presentations were the equal of any fine restaurant. Even the picnic hampers were an experience, copious, delicious and complete with tablecloths and chinaware.

Alison & Tom, our hosts, were charming, and despite the exclusive level of service, were down to earth, without any air of fine hotel snobbery.

Of special note is the common room or lounge tent, which is up a small hill. The view out from there is spectacular. It defies capture on film. Of the four places at which we stayed in Tanzania, Pioneer Camp was by far our favorite. We loved our time there, and given the opportunity would return in a heartbeat.

Date of stay: July 2014
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Wow, what an amazing experience! The person care and attention to every detail for our stay was so impressive. The food was 5 star, so delicious! Our group had 14, which is a large group to serve and attend to and they did it very well. We joked how we wanted to bring Peter and Julius home with us - we just adored them.
Thanks to the entire staff, we had an amazing time!! Many thanks!!

Date of stay: June 2014
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1  Thank gibbcat
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

We stayed one night at this lovely oasis on our way into the Serengeti. Tom and Alison were very welcoming and our tent was elegant, comfortable and set apart from other guests with a wonderful view over the Serengeti. The food was not quite as perfect as the setting but overall it was a wonderful place to stay. (and a great bonus to have WiFi available!)

Date of stay: June 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Calgaryconnoisseurs
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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Elewana does it right, and Serengeti Pioneer is an Elewana-operated camp. Great setting and view, amazing food, and as always with Elewana, it is the incredibly hospitable staff who make the difference. I couldn't recommend this place, or any Elewana site, any higher.

Date of stay: June 2014
1  Thank Revhedge
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Our 4th stop in a luxury camp site,and what a wonderfull 3days.Tony the camp manager picked us up from the airport,and the cat sightings began then,our personal valet Julius was an amazing host and cared for my wife and I with great service
The camp could not be faulted in anyway,food wine and SERENGETI was always available,the guide spotted 4 Leopard sightings in 1 day and Cheeta ,Lion were in abundance
10 out of 10 fellows

Room tip: try not to get one to far from the camp centre
Date of stay: May 2014
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Thank beveric
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