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Eureka Camping Park
Ranked #29 of 107 Speciality Lodging in Lusaka
Hitchin, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

We were going to stay several nights at Eureka, but the warning signs were already there on arrival....at the entrance gate we were stopped and asked to sign-in (very good), but while we were doing so a local car tried to get past security at speed - the security guy managed to stop them (but only just). Reception is in the bar - the barman is locked inside a heavy steel cage - this seemed suspicious for a campsite.....
The campsite itself is surrounded by chalets, creating the effect of being squeezed together, particularly when "overland" buses arrive with large groups.
The ablutions just aren't large enough to cope with the quantity of people using them (in the mens there are only 2 toilets and 3(?) showers - for a campsite/dorms that could potentially have over 70 people staying! Even when quite empty there were long queues in the morning.
After dark a large group of locals arrived, pitched a couple of tents and started to party. The noise level started to rise until by 10pm it could only be described as loud. By midnight there was bedlam on the campsite with youths running all over shouting and screaming. They then started to approach other campers vehicles at which point security were called - the one security guy was....in the bar!!!!! Security and management did very little to calm the situation, so campers and people in chalets were forced to guard their vehicles themselves until the gang decided to break up at around 2am.
The management explained that "they had paid to be there, so they had the right to be there"!!!!
We left and went to Pioneer Camp on the other side of town - totally different!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Jose, California
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47 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 May 2013

This is pretty much a standard overlander camp in every other manner (cramped camping area, borderline bathroom facilities), but they get a lower review from me for a few reasons: 1) we inquired about upgrading from camping to a room when we checked in and the manager refused to give us full credit for the amount that had already been paid for camping; 2) the grounds are not well lit which is typical, but for some reason they decided to put a huge light in the middle of the camping area that kept me up all night while they chose not to light the path the bathroom at all; 3) when the power went out, which I understand is a common unavoidable occurrence in this part of the world, the generator kicked on and only powered the bar, not the lights in the bathroom; and 4) the bar was not a comfortable place as it was full of men acting tough who I don't think were staying at the camp.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 April 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Eureka Camping Park on 2 separate days as part of overland trip to Zambia.

Nice shaded camp site. Limited power points (some if which is broken - plugs to be replaced) with both local and SA type plugs. Clean ablution - showers have curtains rather than doors Doors would be appreciated. Hot water if you early.

Friendly gate staff - no other staff visible accept bar man - he was occupied.

No firewood on site - New Pick A Pay grocery store nearby as you enter Lusaka.

Be very careful at turnoff from road (well sign posted) specially if towing as the short gravel road to Camp Site is lower than tarred main road.

Many overlanders stayed over - but noise levels were kept down.

There are small chalets and dormitory available. We did not use these but they looked clean and functional.

We felt safe at all times.

We will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Sofia
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Reviewed 21 December 2012 via mobile

The bungalows are great idea to build in traditional Zambian style.
The issue is that besides you there are hundredths of spiders, Mosquitos, flys and other insects. This is due to lack of dense wall in the bathroom.
So you share the room with others, sometimes unpleasant guessts.
Besides that the moisture is in the beds and sheets as well.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Munich, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2012

SUMMARY
Decent camp inside a small reserve with lots of animals (gazelles, zebras, meerkats, even giraffes and a few ostriches) that even occasionally enter the campground as it isn't fenced. Huts are rather dark and can get cold at night. Hard to get to the city on public transport, also no internet (status: July 2012).

ROOMS 5/10
The chalets/huts are pretty on the outside, but have roofs that are elevated in a way that air can circulate between the roof and the walls. While this certainly is advantageous in hot summer days, you'll be freezing your behind off in the chillier months - also because there's always a slight, cold air draft. The rooms were rather dark, with small windows and insufficient lighting. We ended up moving to a private room in their dorm building, which is just a concrete block, but at least we were warmer.
Ensuite bathrooms have no sound privacy, as the bathroom walls don't reach the ceiling. We also had a couple of big rain spiders in the bathroom which my wife didn't quite fancy :)

LOCATION 5/10
Eureka Camp is located approx. 12km outside the city center, off Kafue Road, right opposite Baobab College, near Chawama village. It's not exactly well-signposted, so we initially passed it a few times at night. You first pass a gate to enter the game reserve and then drive another mile or so to reach the camp itself (be careful as animals roam freely). It's a great location considering you're surrounded by peaceful wildlife and are still rather close to the big city. That's a big plus, but unfortnately you're quite screwed if you're backpacking. If you don't want to pay top Kwacha for a pirate cab coming to pick you up, you have to walk all the way to the main road and then wait for a minibus to pass; in the city center you have to change minibuses or get a cab. All in all a long and still rather expensive undertaking. And since there's no Internet in the camp you'll either have to buy a local sim or venture to the city if you want to catch up with your friends & family.

FOOD & SERVICE 8/10
Great breakfast (paid extra), however it takes ages to come out. Friendly staff, but often unavailable.

PRICE/QUALITY RATIO 7/10
Prices are okay, but not great. There should be free wifi (or at least any internet) at those prices.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mwanza
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2012

We had an amazing evening at this rustic place. Zebra's, Giraffe and monkeys were walking around. The chalets are clean with hot showers and electricity. Price are average. This was a good stop over outside of Lusaka.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

For basic camping, this is a very good place. A 10 minute drive from Lusaka, it is located in a game area, so expect to see zebras, ostriches, giraffes and antelopes roaming around the outskirts of the camping area. It is relatively cheap (around 4$ per night), has a common room/bar with a pool table and a TV, the toilets and showers are not the cleanest in the world, but are definitely OK. There are several taps with running water scattered around the area in case you need to do some washing. Sometimes there are overland groups arriving at 2 AM and leaving at 7 AM so occasionally it gets a bit noisy, but overall it was a pleasant experience. The camping are is big enough to find your own relatively peaceful place. Zebras and giraffes were a definite plus.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Eureka Camping Park
Address: Kafue Road, Lusaka, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Lusaka Province > Lusaka
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Ranked #29 of 107 Speciality Lodging in Lusaka
Number of rooms: 15

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