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Pioneers Camp

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Pioneers Camp is situated on the Zimbabwean banks of the Upper Zambezi River, a short distance from Victoria Falls. This is a new eco-friendly camp that is easily accessible from the falls, offering a wide variety of activities and enviable game-viewing.

At a Glance

  • Situated inside the Zambezi National Park offering prime game viewing opportunities

  • Visit the mighty Victoria Falls before heading to the craft market to haggle for a souvenir

  • Canoeing trips on the Zambezi River, direct from the lodge

  • Peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of Victoria Falls Town

  • Enjoy a sunset cruise along the river and try your hand at tiger fishing

Adventure, Couples, Eco/ethical tourism, Fishing

Insider's View

Enjoy a canoe trip along the Zambezi

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Head into town in the morning to walk around the Victoria Falls National Park before heading back to camp for lunch, a siesta and an afternoon river safari.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Pioneers Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Victoria Falls


Pioneers Camp is located inside the Zambezi National Park, on a quiet stretch of riverbank which attracts an abundance of wildlife throughout the year. The camp is ideal for small groups, couples and families alike, and has a dedicated team of staff to look after guests and ensure they get the most out of their stay at Pioneers Camp.

The Upper Zambezi is home to a healthy, and steadily increasing wildlife population. Animals are drawn to this protected area and the lush vegetation growing along the banks of the Zambezi itself. Recent sightings include large herds of buffalo and elephant. It is common to see the latter washing and playing in the shallows of the river. Kudu, impala and warthog are common, there have been excellent sightings of more elusive species such as sable. The river itself is home to a large population of hippo and crocodile. Lion, leopard and even wild dog are resident and regularly pass through the area.

The camp is made up of just six tented rooms, each boasting magnificent views of the Zambezi River, and nestled under the shady trees lining the river. A large central lounge and dining area, with a well-stocked library, provides a great location to relax during the day or in the evenings.

Within easy reach of the Victoria Falls, yet hidden away inside the park, Pioneers Camp offers a great combination of the adrenalin fuelled adventures offered around the falls, as well as the more unique, safari focussed in-camp activities.


The six tented rooms are en-suite, with hot showers, flush loos and eco friendly solar powered lighting. Each room has magnificent views of the river and are well spaced under large shade trees.

Tented Room


Pioneers Camp is family friendly and offers a range of activities to suit all ages.


There is a central dining area for meals and a comfortable lounge area complete with a library and games for children, so you can really relax in the evenings and throughout the day. There are a host of secluded spots along the river bank to while away the day bird-watching and looking out for passing game.


The location of Pioneers Camp means that is benefits from a whole array of activities to suit all ages. The numbers of game inside the Upper Zambezi National Park are constantly increasing and there are daily game drives and guided walking safaris from camp. Pioneers also offers a wealth of river activities including sunset cruises, canoeing and excellent fishing.

Only a short drive from Victoria Falls Town, this is a great base from which to experience the activities on offer there: helicopter rides over the falls, bungee jumping and high tea at the Victoria Falls Hotel, to name a few. All of these activities can be arranged through Pioneers Camp.

Location & Directions

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Located in the Upper Zambezi National Park, Pioneers Camp is close enough to Victoria Falls Town to enjoy all its activities and attractions, but it is also remote enough for guests to enjoy a sense of exclusivity and appreciate the wildlife and scenery of the national park.

When to go

There are two very distinct seasons at the Victoria Falls, the wet/flood season and the dry season. These seasons do not reflect the quantity of rain, rather reflect the volume of flow of the Zambezi River. From around March through to July the river surges in size as the rainfall in Angola and Zambia from months before swells the current. The falls are at their most dramatic at this time of year with huge columns of spray. The nights are cold and the days warm at this time of year. From around September to January the water levels drop, the falls are more accessible and views are clearer as the flow can drop in volume by 90%. It is worth noting that the rains come from late October through to February, this combined with high heat, 40 celcius or more, in October and November, causes high levels of humidity.

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