Tena Tena

Reviews of Tena Tena

Excellent(95%) From 133 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 133 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.
Ms M. from Peyia
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Exceptional

A well maintained lodge where our large tented chalet that was very comfortable with a great view overlooking the river. Some interesting quirks in the room - mainly the slightly unconventional shower, but this just added to the whole ambience of the place (and it worked very well!).

Staff extremely friendly, service exceptional with high quality meals all the time.

Plenty to see on all the game drives and even doing a walking safari did not leave us disappointed - -there was a lot of game to see in very peaceful surroundings - hardly another jeep in sight. The guides were exceptional and how they see such a variety of animals in the dark / night drives is a credit to them.


Our second camp which just added to our experience, running out of adjectives to praise this place enough.

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AFRICA from UK
Arrived on: 11-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tena Tena review

Love Tena Tena for us it feels like we have gone deep into the bush! So far from anywhere which is amazing

The accommodation for such a remote area is great.

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Mr H from Isle of Man
Arrived on: 15-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The finish of the holiday

This time I had tent 6. An even better view of the resident pod of Hippos.

It was great to meet some new travelers and to be able to swap stories of the bush. Shame I could not stay longer but I will be back.

For the trip as a whole I had set myself a target of 100 birds, in the end I achieved 105 thanks to some diligent spotting by Sebastian. I also videoed a Hippo fight and a porcupine in the open. Also a honey badger which was not in the far distance.

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Joanne from USA
Arrived on: 10-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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First Time to Tena Tena

Loved Tena Tena.

Tents were great although going to outdoor bathroom required unzipping the tent. That was a bit annoying.

Our guide Sebastian was very good.

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Mr H from Isle of Man
Arrived on: 9-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Revisit Tena Tena to see friends- the staff

It was unchanged. I had room 5 this time great view of the river and lovely to hear the night sounds.

Bertram was welcoming as always and lovely to meet Sebastian again this time as a guide rather than a spotter.

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Mr D from Chicago
Arrived on: 31-May-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Tena Tena review

All in all a very good place

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Dr P from Netherlands
Arrived on: 29-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lovely tented camp in S. Luangwa

I rate it excellent but I would like to say that is notch below Nsefu. Thanks to the staff, Nicola, Bertram and my guide Nyambee ( it means God?) for a very pleasant stay.

S. Luangwa is a leopard country, so look for excellent sightings of this beautiful cat. However, I started missing already my dogs from Nsefu.

It got pretty hot during midday in the tent - so be prepared for this time of the year. Again I was only with one more guest. It got lively when a group of travel agents visited us. Excellent Chenin Blanc wine and food.

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Mr E from Kenilworth
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A different feel but very good

After passing a bend in the river and seeing Storks, Pelicans, Herons Spoonbills you the cross the river and see an abundance of Carmines the camp is well situated and different inasmuch it is more like real camping but with excellent facilities and refinements.
Game drives again are good though perhaps you don't see quite as much or it could be that I had seen so much already.

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Mr R from Cambridge
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Tena Tena review

Wonderful camp and great helpful staff.

More game and fewer other Land Cruisers game spotting. Greatly preferred than Luangwa River Camp.

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Mrs J from UK
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tena Tena review

We loved the camp and the amenities at Tena Tena.

Our guide Bertie was very good and so was his spotter Ken. We enjoyed the walking safaris, which enabled us to see the smaller species of animals and to get closer to some of the wildlife.

Nicholas, the host, dealt sensitively with an issue of another guest wanting to play music in the bar/restaurant area. However it may have helped if this had been specifically mentioned in the policies of the camp.

Again we had excellent sightings of animals, including a porcupine (twice) and a chameleon

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