We stayed 3 nights at Pioneers in November 2013 with our group of 10 Canadians. This was our first safari camp on our 3 week Africa trip. At first we were a little leary of staying in tents but when we got there and saw our rooms,we were totally blown away. Definitely not roughing it! Each tent has its own bathroom including shower. Beds are luxuriously surrounded by mosquito netting and very comfortable. They call it "gamping" - glamorous camping- and that it was.
The food was great, staff couldn't have done more to be helpful in assisting us newbies to African safari life. Some of our group were even fortunate enough to see leopards mating in the wild! Three of us went canoeing and loved it. The canoes are actually inflatable type canoes and very safe. Our group took up the entire camp so it was very private. The staff even put on our own private BOMA dinner on our last evening there. Keep in mind the camp is about an hours drive from Vic Falls over rough roads so do not plan to go back and forth. Upon leaving my cousin said "I could stay here for a month". That pretty much sums up our stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Upper Zambezi National Park, located in close proximity to Victoria Falls, has many things to boast about. Our new luxury permanent camp is located inside the park, on a lovely quiet stretch of shoreline with a natural spring-line through the site, which attracts an abundance of wildlife throughout the year.This area has a healthy, and increasing game count and with the Zambezi River along the park’s boundary – there are many other activities available such as fishing, canoeing, sunset cruises as well as guided walking along the Mpala Jena springline.It is so close to Vic Falls you can easily go into town to enjoy some ‘adventure’, a game of golf, high tea at the Vic Falls hotel or anything else! In the park we will offer game drives, walking, bird-watching, and of course ‘river’ activities too.Phase one will be just six luxury tents, well appointed and nestled under shady trees. There is a central dining and lounge area to relax in. As with all our other camps, it will be eco-friendly, with modern solar lighting, and efficient and correct waste disposal. Your comfort and enjoyment is our prime concern and our dedicated team will look after your every whim. ... more less