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#1 Wild Dogger

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 05:35 PM

Hi there,
has anybody recommendation for hotel in the vicinity of Lusaka airport?
How about transfer from and to airport?
I´ve heard that this should be expensive.
Thanks all
Thomas


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:47 PM

Pioneer Lodge comes highly recommended, they will pick you up/drop you off - I think its ~$30 per trip (not per person)


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:34 PM

Totally agree with @AfricIan Pioneer is the place.

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 11:20 PM

My experience is limited, but I will third Pioneer. Had a very comfortable stay there.



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 12:21 AM

Yes I enjoyed Pioneer. Booked directly online and everything went very smoothly including airport transfer.


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 08:34 AM

another vote for Pioneer Lodge from me

Pretty good birding in the grounds as well.

 

The only down side is that, because it is close to the airport, it is on the wrong side of Lusaka if you are going to Kafue.

If you are going to Kafue you should plan to make a REALLY EARLY start to beat the rush hour traffic.


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 09:27 AM

We stayed at Pioneer Lodge and thought it was a good choice. I don't think the transfer was particularly expensive.



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 10:11 AM

I stayed at Radisson Blue which was perfectly fine but it lacked any real character or personality. When I return to Zambia next year I'll be staying at Latitude 15 because 

it obviously has a far more distinctive personality. 



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 11:52 AM

As @Soukous says, it is the wrong side of Lusaka for Kafue but you can ask for a packed breakfast to speed you on your way - worked for us.


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 09:04 AM

Thank you all.
Will have a look at Pioneer Lodge.


Safaris and Ketchup are similar, sometimes you shake the bottle of Ketchup and nothing comes out, you shake and shake and shake and all of a sudden everything pops out.
So donīt stop shaking the bottle, thereīs a lot inside.

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 09:48 AM

As far as personality goes, Pioneer all the way.  

 

At Pioneer you have a bush ambience, delightful owners (Paul and Sophie).  Excellent staff, close to the airport, simple but great food (steak and chips are superb) and lots of friendly dogs everywhere.  


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