Tena Tena

Reviews of Tena Tena

Excellent(94%) From 75 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 75 of our travellers who have visited Tena Tena, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr W & Ms W from Worcs
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tena Tena review

A fantastically run camp which provides a wonderful 'old style' safari experience.

Sadly, the course of the river has changed which meant that during our visit the view from the main camp was largely of a dry river bed and, in comparison with Nkwali and Nsefu, the location was therfore marginally less good. However, the view from the tents over a small lagoon to the rear more than compensated for this.

Due to erosion of the river bank we understand that the camp will be moving to a new location for the 2012 season.

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The R family from Lonond
Arrived on: 20-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Return to Tena Tena

A contrast with Nkwali as Tena Tena gives you a real sense that you are in the bush.

Much better without the electric fence, but disappointed that the camp no longer has a river view.

Tent zips were not great (often got stuck)

Nice touch to do the fizzy wine event in the bush

Lovely that the antelopes roamed throughout the camp

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Ms C and Ms B - London
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Tena Tena review

Just as high a standard as Nkwali. Bertram, the manager and Julius, our guide, were superb. The food was of restaruant quality and the atmosphere friendly.

Once again the guiding was world class, not just identifying the animals and birds but learning about their behaviour

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Mr & Mrs F from Kent
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tena Tena review

Another great camp where we were made to feel very welcome and well cared for.

Our guides, especially Julius, were very good and were responsive to our hopes and interests going out of their way to give us the best possible time.

Our hostess, Lucy, was so very kind and considerate and she and the whole team could not have been better.

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Mr C from London
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Average
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Service:
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Tena Tena review

The game drives, both day-time and nocturnal, were particularly productive here with an excellent guide.

Tented rooms were comfortable and the food was excellent.

The location is not too attractive during the dry season as the bar/seating area looks onto a dried-up part of the river.

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The D Family from Herts
Arrived on: 30-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Tena Tena review

Very peaceful, lots of wildlife seen and a fantastic few days with great food and company. Charming guides.

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Mrs T & Mrs I from Berkshire
Arrived on: 13-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Luxury camp in wild safari

All staff extremely helpful, consciencious, thoughtful and friendly under Battina's expert management.

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Mr & Mrs P - Derbyshire
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great variety of birds and wildlife seen from

At dinner, lighting did not permit one to see what one was eating or who one was dining with. The lights were positioned so low on the table that each forkful of the meal came as a surprise and we had no idea who was sharing the table with us. It stuck us as being rather pretentious.

The seating arrangement restricted the no. of people one could converse with. Could we not have been arranged in a circle?

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Mr & Mrs H - Essex
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Tena Tena review

Again the camp was well organised and all activities provided, as we asked to go out on daily walking safaris and these were provided with no problems

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Mr & Mrs R from St Helier
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Tena Tena review

Very friendly camp. Not quite as luxurious as Nkwali and missed fan!

I understand camp may be moving location shortly due to erosion.

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