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Tena Tena
Tena Tena
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Tena Tena

Reviews of Tena Tena

Wildlife sightings and reviews

136 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, 23 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Tena Tena.
Lion

82% success

Leopard

86% success

Wild dog

29% success

Elephant

100% success

Giraffe

100% success

Hippo

100% success

Spotted Hyena

95% success

Buffalo

95% success

Zebra

86% success

Eland

19% success

Roan antelope

5% success

Sable antelope

5% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Wildebeest

0% success

Showing 101-110 of 136
Duration
Arrival date
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: 9n 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
Mr & Mrs F
Maidstone

"Tena Tena review"

3 nights Arrived 23 Jul 2011
"Another great camp where we were made to feel very welcome and well cared for.

Our guides, especially Julius, were very good and were responsive to our hopes and interests going out of their way to give us the best possible time.

Our hostess, Lucy, was so very kind and considerate and she and the whole team could not have been better." See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr C
London

"Tena Tena review"

3 nights Arrived 14 Jul 2011
"The game drives, both day-time and nocturnal, were particularly productive here with an excellent guide.

Tented rooms were comfortable and the food was excellent.

The location is not too attractive during the dry season as the bar/seating area looks onto a dried-up part of the river." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Average
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
The D Family
Herts

"Tena Tena review"

2 nights Arrived 30 Jun 2011
"Very peaceful, lots of wildlife seen and a fantastic few days with great food and company. Charming guides." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia; 3n in Malawi
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mrs T & Mrs I
Berks

"Luxury camp in wild safari"

3 nights Arrived 13 Jun 2011
"All staff extremely helpful, consciencious, thoughtful and friendly under Battina's expert management." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs P
Derbyshire

"Great variety of birds and wildlife seen from"

3 nights Arrived 6 Oct 2010
"At dinner, lighting did not permit one to see what one was eating or who one was dining with. The lights were positioned so low on the table that each forkful of the meal came as a surprise and we had no idea who was sharing the table with us. It stuck us as being rather pretentious.

The seating arrangement restricted the no. of people one could converse with. Could we not have been arranged in a circle?" See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

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

"Tena Tena review"

2 nights Arrived 6 Sep 2010
"Again the camp was well organised and all activities provided, as we asked to go out on daily walking safaris and these were provided with no problems" 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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136 reviews of Tena Tena by travellers since August 2007
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