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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 111-120 of 142
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Arrival date
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
Mr & Mrs R
St Helier

"Tena Tena review"

2 nights Arrived 4 Sep 2010
"Very friendly camp. Not quite as luxurious as Nkwali and missed fan!

I understand camp may be moving location shortly due to erosion." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

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

"couldn't be better"

5 nights Arrived 19 Aug 2010
"All the staff were most helpful and Simon Pitt's guiding was outstanding. We were there for 5 nights and he set out to show us a hundred different birds and managed at least 110.

We like the fact that he is content to wait for events to unfold rather than rushing around and his patient approach to the animals allowed us to get very close. He also showed us many smaller things including plants which were very interesting. He took us on a morning bush walk and went at our slow pace and we were able to have a full day out with him iwhen he was able to show us parts of the Nsefu sector we have not seen before.

Animal viewing was excellent and varied, including honey badger and porcupine with good lion and marvellous leopard sightings. Lucy was an excellent hostess - attentive to detail and very friendly." See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr D & Ms G
London

"Tena Tena review"

3 nights Arrived 8 Aug 2010
"Superb guiding, enthusiasm and attention to detail by Bertram in Simon's absence made the whole experience here, informative, enjoyable but above all fun.

Everyone in this camp seemed to work as a team and made us, the guests, feel part of that team" See all these reviews: 5n in Zambia; 4n in Malawi
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs B
Belfast

"Tena Tena review"

3 nights Arrived 17 Jul 2010
"Tena Tena is a lovely camp in a wonderful setting. The tents are quite spacious and very comfortable, plenty of hot water available right through the day. The standard of food was excellent, certainly we felt much better than that we had experienced in Botswana some two years previously. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful, especially Rachael and Simon, who went out of their way to make us feel quite at home.

Simon acted as our guide as Bertram was unfortunately ill at the time, and we found him enthusiastic and very knowledgeable of the country and its habitat. The highlight of our three nights there has to be being allowed to accompany Simon and the local conservation team as they darted and captured a 4 year old elephant in order to remove a wire snare that was embedded in his neck.

It was fascinating to watch at close quarters the work of the local vet and her team as they went about cutting off the snare and treating the elephnat with antibiotics prior to its release. A truly wonderful experience.

All in all a lovely camp with a great team." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

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