Tena Tena

Reviews of Tena Tena

Excellent(94%) From 127 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 127 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.
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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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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Mrs M from Worcestershire
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tena Tena review

This is a very special camp being small and situated away from the main tourist area. The birdlife, especially the carmine bee-eaters was spectacular. The animal life was prolific, with elephants galore, some of which frequented the camp.

I was very wary about walking safaris having had a bad experience some years ago, but the quality of the guide, Bertie, reassured me and I was pleased to overcome my trepidation and do 2 walks. Again animal sightings were excellent and again having just the 4 of us on the vehicle was a treat. The boat ride over to Tena Tena came as a surprise but added to the experience. All the staff were great and the food again top notch.

We were unfortunate to have some guests who wanted to play music at the bar area in the evening. I was asked by the guest in question if I objected and said I did. But really the staff should have managed this better. To be fair they said they had never had this happen before so were not really ready to deal with it..

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Globetrotters from Belgium
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful start to our safari

We arrived at Tena Tena after a game viewing drive from River Camp. We were shown to our lovely tent and had lunch. The food is excellent in every way and the staff well trained, polite and helpful. In the afternoon we went on the night drives. Our guide was Chilumba, who is extremely knowledgeable and kind. The service here is impeccable as we later found out is the standard with Robin Pope Safaris. We saw every kind of wildlife imaginable except the aardvark and the wild dogs. Many baboons in the camp and the hippos sing all night, but wonderful. Elephants also come into the camp at night.

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Mrs G from Oxon
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Lovely camp in beautiful location - quiet and rustic but very comfortable

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Mr D from North Vancouver
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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great vibe at this camp thanks to staff

cant say enough about the quality of the experience here - from the early breakfasts to the game drives to the sundowners and the dinners.

The staff were always attentive and provided great service. The guide Chris was a delight with great sense of humor.

Food was excellent as was the wine.

Everything was well organized.

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Mr & Mrs H from Essex
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tena Tena review

Overall we both thought this was our preferred site to nsefu

Also the food at Tena Tena was excellent

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W Family from Wiltshire
Arrived on: 12-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great safari at Tena Tena

Tena Tena has a more remote feel than both Nkwali and Nsefu ,but the accommodation and food remained superb.

The guiding was informative and we were treated to another feast of exciting and interesting encounters with a huge variety of mammals and birds.

Our guide Chris was excellent .

We had some particularly interesting night drives where we saw some rare smaller animals such as honey badgers ,genets and bush babies.

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