Reviews of Tena Tena
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Extraordinary game viewing at Tena Tena
The game viewing exceeded our expectations.
On the first evening game drive we saw 2 leopards, 3 honey badgers, 3 lions with a kill and hyenas.
Our guide, Julius, was superb. Food was very tasty, particularly the quiches at brunch.
Wild dogs at Tena Tena!
We teased Kanga and Bertram mercilessly about our failure to see wild dogs after 4 visits to South Luangwa. Bertram doesn't like to disappoint guests so he went all out to find them for us. And came up trumps - a pack of 17!
Other game was excellent - huge herds of impala and puku, small groups of kudu, magical giraffes, endless elephants and hippos, a pair of mating leopards and lions on all three days out - inldung a sleeping pride on the way to Mfuwe airport on our last day. And the birds continue to amaze - such colours and fabulous sightings - including three lilac breaster rollers doing a dare devil display for us.
Christabel and the team are wonderful hosts and the food, accommodation and hospitality are second to none.
Great feeling of being in the bush
A great camp with a very "wilderness feel" Incredible walking safaris and feeling of priviledge in sharing the animals habitat. The shower head in Tent 5 incredible piece of innovation!
Meeting Cristobel and Thomas again was great. The river crossing was a magical experience!
The walking transfer to Nsefu (about 3 1/2 hours ) was a magical experience
Beautiful Tena Tena!
Everything i said about Nkwali is the same for Tena Tena!
Bumped into wild dog's twice, pack of sixteen, and a pack of six, was a huge plus, did not expect to see them, also had wonderful sightings of leopard's, not just fleeting but she actually posed very nicely on a tree for us, wonderful photographs of that moment, elephant's, Eland, baboon's, lion's and their cub's, watching them get ready for their hunt at dusk, the list is endless, particularly pleased at seeing the majestic Martial Eagle!
Tena Tena - 4 nights
A beautiful camp with a chorus of hippos (we have no objection, but some guests find them disruptive to sleep)! The tents are very well done and do work well at keeping out insects. (I am impressed by the velcro for the tent zips - so easy to repair a sticky zip!)
We had excellent morning walks here. The professional behaviour of guides and scouts is notable and we felt very comfortable walking with them. We also had very good drives, even the evening that had a lot of wind and blown sand gave us a white-tailed mongoose :)
As a highlight, we also saw wild dogs here (our second pack). We thoroughly enjoyed our time - the whole experience was great.
Well established lodge
The facilities and staff were excellent and I was treated royally on my birthday!
Game viewing was less prolific than previous camps
Tena Tena at last
This was our visit to Tena Tena - like Nsefu it has a splendid location on the bank of the Luangwa. The new tents are very private and spacious.
We enjoyed excellent game drives and a memorable walk with Bertram, where we came close to many giraffes towering above us.
Great experience in every aspect
Beautiful lodging/setting, fantastic staff & service, and our guide, a true delight.
Special note on the food! I'm a picky eater and so, my fellow travelers were dumbstruck when I tried and liked, no Really Liked, everything served. Hate lentils...the lentil soup didn't taste like lentils. If was fabulous. Don't like pork...the pork salad was out of this world. I couldn't figure out how to kidnap the chef without going over the luggage limit. Thank you.
And, Nyambe....keep working on the tropical booboo.
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Again an excellent camp. Rather more spread out then nikwali .We enjoyed the combination of a fixed tent and open bathroom
A special mention about the camp manager Christabelle. She was genuinely very friendly and informative. Nothing was too much trouble to her.
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