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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 11-20 of 136
Duration
Arrival date
Dr P
Netherlands

"Lovely tented camp in S. Luangwa"

3 nights Arrived 29 Oct 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

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

Buffalo

2 sightings

Eland

1 sighting

Elephant

3 sightings

Giraffe

2 sightings

Hippo

3 sightings

Leopard

3 sightings

Lion

2 sightings

Spotted Hyena

3 sightings

Zebra

3 sightings

Mr E
Kenilworth

"A different feel but very good"

3 nights Arrived 6 Oct 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

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

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Leopard

Multiple sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mr R
Cambridge

"Tena Tena review"

4 nights Arrived 27 Sep 2018
"Wonderful camp and great helpful staff.

More game and fewer other Land Cruisers game spotting. Greatly preferred than Luangwa River Camp." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

10 sightings

Eland

2 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Leopard

6 sightings

Lion

10 sightings

Spotted Hyena

7 sightings

Wild dog

6 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mrs S
W Midlands

"Tena Tena review"

3 nights Arrived 3 Sep 2018
"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" See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

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

Buffalo

2 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Leopard

1 sighting

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

Zebra

2 sightings

Mrs H
Worcs

"Tena Tena review"

3 nights Arrived 3 Sep 2018
"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.." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

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

"Wonderful start to our safari"

2 nights Arrived 31 Aug 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Leopard

Multiple sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mrs G
Oxon

"Tena Tena review"

1 night Arrived 25 Aug 2018
"Lovely camp in beautiful location - quiet and rustic but very comfortable" See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Sightings Report

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Leopard

Multiple sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

Multiple sightings

Wild dog

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mr D
North Vancouver

"great vibe at this camp thanks to staff "

3 nights Arrived 15 Aug 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 6n in Zambia; 3n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

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

Buffalo

1 sighting

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

Multiple sightings

Zebra

1 sighting

Mr & Mrs H
Kent

"Tena Tena review"

3 nights Arrived 14 Aug 2018
"Overall we both thought this was our preferred site to nsefu

Also the food at Tena Tena was excellent" See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

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

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Leopard

Multiple sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

W Family
Wiltshire

"Great safari at Tena Tena"

2 nights Arrived 12 Aug 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

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

Buffalo

5 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Lion

10 sightings

Spotted Hyena

2 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

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136 reviews of Tena Tena by travellers since August 2007
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