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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 131-136 of 136
Duration
Arrival date
The Duikers
USA

"Tena Tena has a real open outdoor atmosphere"

2 nights Arrived 10 Jul 2008
"Caterer Katharine met us when we arrived, and familiarized us with our well-constructed and comfortable tents. We found the separate dressing area adjoining the bathroom to be very convenient.

Our skilled guide, Bertram, was very observant, especially when he spotted a number of trees filled with vultures above a buffalo kill where lions were feeding.

Bertram drove us to Kawaza village on our final morning, where we visited the school, the medical clinic, and a traditional healer. We were also treated to a lunch of nshima, pumpkin leaves, and chicken, prepared by the village women. After lunch we were privileged to view traditional Lunda tribal dances performed by some of the women.

Following our visit to the village, Bertram proceeded to drive us to the Mfuwe airport, where he stayed with us until our flight left for Lusaka." 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 B Bath
UK

"Lion in camp"

4 nights Arrived 26 Oct 2007
"We had only just arrived when a lioness ran through areana in front of the dining area chasing a warthog.......! She caught him, but seeing people peering over the kitchen "wall" , dropped the frightened beast and ran off. Robin Pope was there at the time. We then had around 5 lions in the entrance area to the camp, so we all had the chance of wonderful photos and lots to talk about over dinner!

The boiler in our tent (4??) kept going out, which was very annoying. Catherine was going to report it. We found the little dressing area between the bedroom and the bathroom very useful but very dark and hot. It was certainly more spacious than Nsefu.

Again, the guides were first class. Food was served in a different place each night, which was fun - we all enjoyed the Mongolian BBQ sitting outside by the camp fire. Catherine had to shoo us all to bed at 1030 as the generator needed to be switched off!" See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

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

"Back to relative civilisation at Tena Tena"

4 nights Arrived 30 Sep 2007
"It was a bit of a culture shock to suddenly have so many peoiple around us & to lose Jason. [Ed: their previous guide on their walking safari]

I don't think anyone would have come up to his standard as a guide, but to be fair to the staff at Tena Tena they were all very competent and pleasant and nothing was too much trouble. It was therefore a lovely surprise to have Jason for our last game drive, especially when he found us a leopard on a kill.

An airport transfer will never match up to 0430 from Tena Tena to Mfuwe!" See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Ms M & Mrs M
Herts

"Treated like VIPS"

4 nights Arrived 8 Sep 2007
"We were totally spoiled at Tena Tena due entirely to the wonderful Kerri and her team. Kerri guided us on every game drive and made our four days at Tena unbelievably special. The Caterer, Kat, also looked after us beautifully and we were very grateful for the enormous care and attention they gave us.

The game viewing over the four days was the best either of us have seen in over fourteen safaris." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mrs W
Bath

"Tena is a wonderful camp"

4 nights Arrived 11 Aug 2007
"We love Tena. It is exciting, pretty, very friendly and has fantastic game.

We love the leopards and owls especially. The guiding is superb, especially Kerry, the boss.

The food is great and the whole place is a superb package. an extra bonus is the Kawaza village and school - worth a visit by everyone, to see how rural Zambia works, and how the lodges contribute." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Dr H
Lancs

"Great start to our trip"

3 nights Arrived 31 Jul 2007
"All the staff were wonderful - made to feel very welcome. Guiding was superb, both walks and drives. We loved the surprise bush breakfast!

Accomodation was first class! We loved it!" See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

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