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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We experienced a very warm welcome from the staff at this camp. Upon arrival we walked up to the main lodge, sipped on a glass of Chardonnay and enjoyed a breathtaking view of the Serengeti. Our tent interior was stunning, luxurious, attention given to every detail. As evening approached lanterns were lit and the whole space became magical. Our candlelight...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Serengeti Pioneer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Louise, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Our team is delighted to hear your lovely words. Sipping a glass of Chardonnay and enjoying the breathtaking views of the great plains of Serengeti from the lounge is indescrib.able! Great to hear Simon and our team looked after you very well. We will share this feedback with them Best...

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We simply had the best time of our tour at the Pioneer camp. First, the hosts were really welcoming and particularly friendly. We have felt welcomed as from the first minute with courteous and pleasant manners. Second, the view, along with the the amazing decoration of the tents was breathtaking. Personnel was super friendly and the food was simply the...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Serengeti Pioneer Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for this beautiful review. Great to hear you had the best time at Pioneer Camp! We do have a small, but amazing team and our chefs pride themselves on serving amazing food from their bush kitchen. It was a pleasure hosting you and we hope we get an oppportunity to do it again! Best regards, Alison, Tom and...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

You mustn't leave the Serengeti without staying at least a night here. The campgrounds are in the heart of the Serengeti and secluded from other travellers. My girlfriend and I experienced five-star service from your arrival until departure from the fine Pioneer camp team. This place really checked every box for us: Food -- breakfasts overlooking the Serengeti sunrise with...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Serengeti Pioneer Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely and thorough review on our beautiful camp. We are happy to hear you had an amazing time with us and that Simon and our wonderful team looked after you very well. We hope to meet you one day. A Big hello from Simon, Amry and Adam Kind regards, Alison, Tom and the Serengeti...

Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend spend 3nights /4 days at the Pioneer Camp-I have to say that we have been traveling a lot,and this place is beyond perfect-the staff was great,from our arrival till the day we departed we had our personal safari guide Charles who was amazing!We did great all and half day trips and saw 4 from the big...

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Dear Christina and Vassil, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are happy to hear you had such a great time with us and our fantastic team. Hope to see you again. Karibu Tena! (Welcome again!) Tom, Alison and the Serengeti Pioneer Camp

Reviewed 13 October 2016

We stayed 2 nights in September 2016 on our Honeymoon. Pioneer Camp is AMAZING. The "Tents" are luxurious and at the end of a long dusty day was very please to be going back to the tent to just actually enjoy staying in an amazing tent/hotel/place. The food was outstanding and amazed us at every meal (including the picnic lunches)...

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Thank you for writing this lovely review. We are very happy to hear you had such a great experience with us. Our chefs pride themselves on serving delicious, fresh food in the middle of the Serengeti. The Food, the beautiful setting, and our team all combine, to give you an experience which we're thrilled you summed up as ...WOW! Thank...

Ladera Ranch, California
Reviewed 6 October 2016

If you are looking for old-style safari atmosphere with all the modern luxuries this is the camp for you. The location can't be beat - on a hill overlooking the Serengeti plains. Our tent was roomy with a comfy king size bed, and special design touches. Our hosts, Tom and Allison, greeted us every time we returned to camp and...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Serengeti Pioneer Camp, responded to this review

Dear Vicky, Thank you for your lovely review on our camp. As you mentioned, you can’t beat the view! We proud ourselves of running the camp entirely on solar power without losing any comfort or luxury. It was a pleasure chatting to you and hope to see you back one day. Best regards, Alison, Tom and the Serengeti Pioneer camp...

Switzerland
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We stayed two nights at the fabulous Pioneer camp in the tent just beneath the rocks. We appreciated the warm and authentic welcome offered by the management team and the staff. The lookouts from the lounge deck at dusk and dawn were marvellous and the dinners under the stars a truly unforgettable experience. Even though two glowing eyes were out...

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Thank you for your review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Pioneer camp. Dining under the African stars is a magical experience and knowing that you are surrounded by animals in their natural environment, does make it that much more exciting! We hope that you had a safe journey back home and that we have the...

Cambridge, MA
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Loved this spot in the Serengeti. Is it an oxymoron to say "rustic luxury?" The tents offered everything needed for a comfortable stay but you still felt like you were having a real safari experience. The group lodge was a lovely spot for resting after a day's drive into the Serengeti. Everyone was welcoming and helpful. Lots of good food...

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Dear Betsy, Thank you so much for your kind words on our lovely camp. Our staff is happy to hear you had a nice stay with us. Alison is very passionate about her lion and cheetah talks and is delighted to hear you enjoyed her presentation. All the best, Tom, Alison and the Serengeti Pioneer Camp team

Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

You really feel like in a safari with quaint and tastefully furnished tents. The common areas are nice with a very cozy living area for relaxing at night or to watch the sunrise in the morning. Friendly and professional staff. Highly recommendable

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Serengeti Pioneer Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a lovely review on our camp. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.Thank you for recommending us. We do have a great team that makes all the difference! Best Regards, Alison, Tom and the Serengeti Pioneer Camp team

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Our trip to the Serengeti could not have been better - we are so lucky to have been, and so lucky to have chosen to stay at Pioneer Camp. It is in a fantastic location (great views from the bar/lounge, particularly to watch sunrise), the permanent tents are very luxurious and comfortable, the food excellent, and the staff just fabulous....

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Dear Maddy and Jim, Many thanks for your lovely words on our camp and fantastic team. We do hope your will always remember your silver wedding anniversary in our magical camp in the Serengeti. Best wishes, Alison, Tom, Saji, Malimali and the Serengeti Pioneer Camp Team

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the Southern Serengeti (within the Moru Kopjes area), Serengeti Pioneer Camp is ideally situated to offer unrivalled access to the annual migration and the 'Big 5' with sweeping views overlooking Moru Kopjes, Lake Magadi and the endless plains. ... more   less 

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Address: Seronera, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Serengeti National Park
Price Range: ₹ 21,859 - ₹ 1,14,588 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Serengeti Pioneer Camp 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Tents are Far Apart so if you can not walk long or are afraid of the night walk to your Tent book close to the main area.”
 of 5 bubbles arushan73, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Closer to restaurant to avoid long walk in the dark.”
 of 5 bubbles Mayuri-O-Straub, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Best view is from the lounge/bar”
 of 5 bubbles MaudH_12, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“This is a fabulous camp in the middle of the bush. It doesn't matter what tent you are in, it's all beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles KRW844, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All tents are fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles jgomezvega, 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
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