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 C from London
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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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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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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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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Mr & Mrs H from Cheshire
Arrived on: 19-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 5 nights
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couldn't be better

All the staff were most helpful and Simon Pitt's guiding was outstanding. We were there for 5 nights and he set out to show us a hundred different birds and managed at least 110.

We like the fact that he is content to wait for events to unfold rather than rushing around and his patient approach to the animals allowed us to get very close. He also showed us many smaller things including plants which were very interesting. He took us on a morning bush walk and went at our slow pace and we were able to have a full day out with him iwhen he was able to show us parts of the Nsefu sector we have not seen before.

Animal viewing was excellent and varied, including honey badger and porcupine with good lion and marvellous leopard sightings. Lucy was an excellent hostess - attentive to detail and very friendly.

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Mr M & Ms G - London
Arrived on: 8-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tena Tena review

Superb guiding, enthusiasm and attention to detail by Bertram in Simon's absence made the whole experience here, informative, enjoyable but above all fun.

Everyone in this camp seemed to work as a team and made us, the guests, feel part of that team

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Mr & Mrs B from Belfast
Arrived on: 17-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tena Tena review

Tena Tena is a lovely camp in a wonderful setting. The tents are quite spacious and very comfortable, plenty of hot water available right through the day. The standard of food was excellent, certainly we felt much better than that we had experienced in Botswana some two years previously. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful, especially Rachael and Simon, who went out of their way to make us feel quite at home.

Simon acted as our guide as Bertram was unfortunately ill at the time, and we found him enthusiastic and very knowledgeable of the country and its habitat. The highlight of our three nights there has to be being allowed to accompany Simon and the local conservation team as they darted and captured a 4 year old elephant in order to remove a wire snare that was embedded in his neck.

It was fascinating to watch at close quarters the work of the local vet and her team as they went about cutting off the snare and treating the elephnat with antibiotics prior to its release. A truly wonderful experience.

All in all a lovely camp with a great team.

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Mr and Mrs E - Birmingham
Arrived on: 1-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Friendly stay at Tena Tena

I liked our tent at Tena Tena -- very lovely to watch bushback & impala grazing by the lagoon. I was torn between sitting there or in the hide facing the river!

Didn't get to see much of Simon as he was on his days off & rather regret that as he was very interesting and knowledgable. Again, the guides were accomodating and we went on a lovely walk. Food was very good, staff polite and personable.

Game viewing wasn't as good as I've heard it can be (and saw the least here), but guide did his best with what he could find.

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