Tena Tena

Reviews of Tena Tena

Excellent(93%) From 81 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 81 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 J & Mrs C - London
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Tena Tena review

Beautiful new tents and a great location.

We received very good service in camp and some good guiding. We saw some memorable game including 5 lions crossing the river and wild dogs.

Food was excellent and the whole ambience in the camp was welcoming yet professional.

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Mr & Mrs M from Brussels
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Tena Tena first encounter with hippos

Our first camp in Zambia. We arrived from London late so staying only two nights was a bit short. The management and staff gave us a great welcome and very good service throughout our stay, including Brown (the night watchman) who escorted us to and fro.

Wonderful setting on Luangwa River: our first encounter with hippos who munched grass round our tent all night. We felt really close to nature in our tent and loved the open air "bathroom" complete with tiny fly-catching frogs! The only snag was getting up in the night to go to the toilet - unzipping the tent in the dark was a bit off-putting! Breakfast round the camp fire in the morning was magic.

Lots of game on the drives including leopard, lions, giraffe and buffalo.

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Gorilla-trekkers from Surrey
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Tena Tena Camp Safari experience

Well organised and a good introduction to being back on safari and in Zambia.

The only current issue is with the location of the camp in that, over the years, the river has taken various different courses and currently the camp is not situation close to the river so the location is nice but it could be better situated by the river. That said they are in the process of moving the map and within 2/3 month it'll be in a new and better location. The general location of the camp is in a good area of the S Luangwa for game viewing and walks and also an ideal starting point for the Robin Pope Luangwa Bush camping.

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Mr A - Cambridgeshire
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Tena Tena review

see above for Nsefu. All staff very helpful , knowledgeable and flexible.

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Ms W from Berkley, CA
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chance to relax after walking Safari at Tena.

Again the the entire experience was great. The tent we occupied was terrific with a view of a watering hole that made terrific viewing of the coming and going of a great number of animals. As with the entire Robin Pope experience the staff, food and atmosphere was terrific.

Lots of diverse and wonderful views of a multitude of different wildlife.

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Mr & Mrs W from Northampton
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Tena Tena review

Disappointment here is that camp overlooks a wide dry part of the river so there is no view of the animals drinking or of the river. We understand the camp is moving for next season.

Highlight at Tena Tena was leopard pinned up a tree by baboons in daylight. Night sightings of hyena and honey badger were also great to see. Lions and elephants also seen so overall game viewing was very good for us.

Bathroom areas overun with ants which needed regular Raid sprays to keep under control, just a hazard of the outdoor life really!

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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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