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Reviews of Tena Tena

Wildlife sightings and reviews

142 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, 28 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Tena Tena.
Lion

81% success

Leopard

88% success

Wild dog

43% success

Elephant

100% success

Giraffe

100% success

Hippo

100% success

Spotted Hyena

93% success

Zebra

88% success

Buffalo

88% success

Eland

29% success

Roan antelope

8% success

Sable antelope

8% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Wildebeest

0% success

Showing 101-110 of 142
Duration
Arrival date
Peacocks/LC
USA

"Three day safari at new Tena Tena Camp"

3 nights Arrived 7 Sep 2012
"Tena Tena camp has been rebuilt on a new location back from the Luangwa River. The Robin Pope Safaris team was very good, but there were still some details being ironed out during our stay. The shower in Tent #2 was designed to be eco-friendly, but we had great difficulty with it's operation and had either cold or scalding water two of three days. The camp's location is also less attractive than Nsefu Camp.
The highlight of our three days was witnessing five lions swimming across the Luangwa river in morning light. Our guide said they usually cross at night and he had only witnessed such a swim twice in five years.

We also saw three male and one female lion on a buffalo kill, and another group of eight lionesses close to another kill.

The lions were taking advantage of the buffalos' weakened condition this time of year. All told, we must have seen nearly twenty lions near Tena Tena." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia; 6n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Mr J & Mrs C
Streatha

"Tena Tena review"

2 nights Arrived 6 Sep 2012
"Beautiful new tents and a great location.

We received very good service in camp and some good guiding. We saw some memorable game including 5 lions crossing the river and wild dogs.

Food was excellent and the whole ambience in the camp was welcoming yet professional." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs M
Brussels

"Tena Tena first encounter with hippos"

2 nights Arrived 3 Sep 2012
"Our first camp in Zambia. We arrived from London late so staying only two nights was a bit short. The management and staff gave us a great welcome and very good service throughout our stay, including Brown (the night watchman) who escorted us to and fro.

Wonderful setting on Luangwa River: our first encounter with hippos who munched grass round our tent all night. We felt really close to nature in our tent and loved the open air "bathroom" complete with tiny fly-catching frogs! The only snag was getting up in the night to go to the toilet - unzipping the tent in the dark was a bit off-putting! Breakfast round the camp fire in the morning was magic.

Lots of game on the drives including leopard, lions, giraffe and buffalo." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia; 9n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs G
EastEwell

"Tena Tena Camp Safari experience"

2 nights Arrived 14 Jul 2012
"Well organised and a good introduction to being back on safari and in Zambia.

The only current issue is with the location of the camp in that, over the years, the river has taken various different courses and currently the camp is not situation close to the river so the location is nice but it could be better situated by the river. That said they are in the process of moving the map and within 2/3 month it'll be in a new and better location. The general location of the camp is in a good area of the S Luangwa for game viewing and walks and also an ideal starting point for the Robin Pope Luangwa Bush camping." See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Average
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr A
Cambridgeshire

"Tena Tena review"

4 nights Arrived 16 Oct 2011
"see above for Nsefu. All staff very helpful , knowledgeable and flexible." See all these reviews: 17n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Ms W
Berkley, CA

"Chance to relax after walking Safari at Tena."

3 nights Arrived 6 Oct 2011
"Again the the entire experience was great. The tent we occupied was terrific with a view of a watering hole that made terrific viewing of the coming and going of a great number of animals. As with the entire Robin Pope experience the staff, food and atmosphere was terrific.

Lots of diverse and wonderful views of a multitude of different wildlife." See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs W
Northnts

"Tena Tena review"

2 nights Arrived 5 Sep 2011
"Disappointment here is that camp overlooks a wide dry part of the river so there is no view of the animals drinking or of the river. We understand the camp is moving for next season.

Highlight at Tena Tena was leopard pinned up a tree by baboons in daylight. Night sightings of hyena and honey badger were also great to see. Lions and elephants also seen so overall game viewing was very good for us.

Bathroom areas overun with ants which needed regular Raid sprays to keep under control, just a hazard of the outdoor life really!" See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr W & Ms W
Worcs

"Tena Tena review"

3 nights Arrived 21 Aug 2011
"A fantastically run camp which provides a wonderful 'old style' safari experience.

Sadly, the course of the river has changed which meant that during our visit the view from the main camp was largely of a dry river bed and, in comparison with Nkwali and Nsefu, the location was therfore marginally less good. However, the view from the tents over a small lagoon to the rear more than compensated for this.

Due to erosion of the river bank we understand that the camp will be moving to a new location for the 2012 season." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
The R family
Lonond

"Return to Tena Tena"

2 nights Arrived 20 Aug 2011
"A contrast with Nkwali as Tena Tena gives you a real sense that you are in the bush.

Much better without the electric fence, but disappointed that the camp no longer has a river view.

Tent zips were not great (often got stuck)

Nice touch to do the fizzy wine event in the bush

Lovely that the antelopes roamed throughout the camp" See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Ms C & Ms B
London

"Tena Tena review"

4 nights Arrived 27 Jul 2011
"Just as high a standard as Nkwali. Bertram, the manager and Julius, our guide, were superb. The food was of restaruant quality and the atmosphere friendly.

Once again the guiding was world class, not just identifying the animals and birds but learning about their behaviour" See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

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