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Reviews of Tena Tena

Wildlife sightings and reviews

154 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Tena Tena and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Jul-2018, 38 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Tena Tena.
Lion

83% success

Leopard

86% success

Wild dog

40% success

Elephant

100% success

Giraffe

100% success

Hippo

100% success

Spotted Hyena

94% success

Buffalo

91% success

Zebra

86% success

Eland

26% success

Roan antelope

6% success

Sable antelope

6% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Wildebeest

0% success

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Duration
Arrival date
J & J
York

"Tena Tena review"

3 nights Arrived 27 Oct 2023
"Good camp.

Nyambe our guide was excellent" See all these reviews: 20n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

4 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Lion

7 sightings

Spotted Hyena

4 sightings

Wild dog

1 sighting

Dr and Mrs K
Derby

"Tena Tena review"

3 nights Arrived 10 Oct 2023
"The Game drives were very good again. Overall a very good experience." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Leopard

1 sighting

Lion

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

M and D
Brockenhurst

"Tena Tena review"

3 nights Arrived 5 Oct 2023
"Excellent tented camp close to the river. Guiding and service was up to the usual high RPS standards.

Lots of Leopard and Lion sightings every day." See all these reviews: 15n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Eland

1 sighting

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Leopard

Multiple sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mrs H
Worcs

"Tena Tena review"

2 nights Arrived 18 Sep 2023
"Lovely tented camp. A return visit for us and as good as our memories.
Our guide Bertie remebered us and was excellent on birds and animals.

There is a very fine carmine beeater colony nearby and baby wood owls in tree in the camp.
Delightful small frogs in bathroom.

Food and staff all excellent." See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
A&J
San Francisco

"Tena Tena review"

3 nights Arrived 17 Sep 2023
"We really enjoyed Tena Tena. The rooms were lovely, especially the huge outdoor bathroom.

Food and service were both excellent, and we really enjoyed the company of the other guests at this camp. Bertram is an excellent and convivial host. We had 2 guides, Nyambey for most of our drives and a lovely morning walk, and John for one drive. Both were good but John in particular was an excellent guide who was really passionate about his work. Highlight for me at this camp was seeing the huge carmine bee eater colony. We went to it multiple times including on our morning walk.

Only caveat is that the driving area for this camp seemed pretty small and we covered the same ground and saw the same animals on multiple days. It is probably most suited for a shorter stay." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia; 2n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs H
Andover

"Tena Tena review"

4 nights Arrived 13 Sep 2023
"A very nice camp with a slightly rustic feel which gives it great charm. Food was of very high quality and service as good as most European restaurants.

Guides are very knowledgable and friendly with great sense of humour and happy to accommodate (as much as possible, within everyone’s needs) your wishes to see particular animals.

Our second visit and would very happily return tomorrow." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Leopard

Multiple sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mr & Mrs R
Surrey

"Tena Tena review"

4 nights Arrived 9 Sep 2023
"4 nights. Excellent wildlife and excellent guides, Nyambe and John. Food very good.

Accommodation disappointing. Room small and cramped and only two shelves for storage. Plug sockets behind the bed were so loose we had to hold the sole plate in place when removing a plug as the fitment was coming away from the wall. The bathroom was accessed by zip up tent fastening from the bedroom, and it was invaded by flies and insects whenever lights were on. Darkness is almost 6pm to 6 am. The bathroom was so open to the elements fly spray was ineffective. Swarms of bees surrounded the light adjacent to the toilet. Bertram was apologetic and arranged spraying of a nest (?), this helped for a day but then the bees returned.

The shower did not work properly. The hot water cut in and out at random, there was no consistency of temperature, and at times it was dangerously hot. Other guests had the same problem. There was no storage in the bathroom at all, so to safeguard toiletries from the baboons, these had to be carried to and from the bedroom every time. As this involved zipping and unzipping the door, which had to be kept closed because of the flies, it was highly inconvenient.

Overall great wildlife sightings, excellent guides and good food were seriously let down by the standard of the accommodation, and for that reason we would not recommend Tena Tena.

Addendum: Robin Pope have responded positively to our feedback and with dealing with the issues. They are to be commended for their response and we are impressed with their attitude. We would recommend Robin Pope. Also, praise for Expert Africa for taking comments seriously." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Poor
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Buffalo

8 sightings

Elephant

8 sightings

Giraffe

1 sighting

Hippo

10 sightings

Lion

3 sightings

Spotted Hyena

Multiple sightings

Zebra

3 sightings

Mr & Mrs H
Kent

"Tena Tena review"

3 nights Arrived 20 Aug 2023
"Thanks to Robin Pope for letting Kanga lead our group

As always he made the drives interesting and fascinating" See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia; 4n in Malawi
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Ms S.
Haywards Heath

"Tena Tena review"

3 nights Arrived 26 Oct 2022
"This was a great camp, really a spot in the wild.

Tents were very comfortable and well equipped. Food was really excellent.

We had great wildlife viewing." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

10 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Leopard

4 sightings

Spotted Hyena

10 sightings

Wild dog

6 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mr IB
Northumberland

"Breakfast in the bush"

3 nights Arrived 29 Sep 2022
"We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Again the staff ensured that we got the most out of our stay here.

Our lovely host Kate went out of her way to make our stay as comfortable as possible and our guides Bertram and John made sure we saw so many wonderful things.

The food was first class throughout but special mention must be made of the excellent bush breakfast that they surprised us all with one morning. Eating a full English out in the bush overlooking the river was very memorable.

We would recommend doing the bush walk from Tena Tena to Nsefu if staying at both camps, Bertam was really knows his stuff and explained everything we came across in great detail." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Leopard

3 sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

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