Reviews of Tena Tena
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Tena Tena at last
This was our visit to Tena Tena - like Nsefu it has a splendid location on the bank of the Luangwa. The new tents are very private and spacious.
We enjoyed excellent game drives and a memorable walk with Bertram, where we came close to many giraffes towering above us.
Great experience in every aspect
Beautiful lodging/setting, fantastic staff & service, and our guide, a true delight.
Special note on the food! I'm a picky eater and so, my fellow travelers were dumbstruck when I tried and liked, no Really Liked, everything served. Hate lentils...the lentil soup didn't taste like lentils. If was fabulous. Don't like pork...the pork salad was out of this world. I couldn't figure out how to kidnap the chef without going over the luggage limit. Thank you.
And, Nyambe....keep working on the tropical booboo.
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Again an excellent camp. Rather more spread out then nikwali .We enjoyed the combination of a fixed tent and open bathroom
A special mention about the camp manager Christabelle. She was genuinely very friendly and informative. Nothing was too much trouble to her.
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As beforeRead more about the whole safari
Excellent views from the tent.
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This camp was particularly friendly.
We saw some amazing wildlife whilst there - a leopard at first light, five lions on the move at dusk, a hyena and cub by their den were just some of the highlights.
The tents are very comfortable.
I loved Tena Tena, this being my first ever safari I couldn't have wished for a better start. The staff were all brilliant especially Christabell and our guide Nyambi.
The tents were clean and extremely comfortable. the guides were very knowledgeable and entertaining. The food was delicious and very healthy, and they catered for my dietary requirements superbly. I really enjoyed the fact that all the guests ate together, travelling on my own it made my trip really enjoyable listening and chatting to everyone else.
I would definitely recommend staying here
My favorite Camp
There is so much to love about Tena Tena. The location, the guides, Cristobel, and the tents were all superb. There was a certain ambience at this camp that held the most appeal to me. Everyone seemed very happy and relaxed while still remaining professional and safety minded.
This was my second stay at a Robin Pope camp, so I knew generally what to expect. As a solo traveler, I felt that the staff here went a bit farther to make me feel welcome and included in the conversations and activities. Cristobal managed to get my torn backpack repaired in between game drives.
The tents were wonderful and spaced far enough apart for a reasonable amount of privacy. The bar attendants paid close attention to the guests preferences and all the staff seemed to genuinely want each guest to be happy. I believe Cristobal came from a local village and I was eager to speak with her about her life, customs, and desires for the future. She was the only "home grown" hostess, and I really enjoyed interacting with her. I hope to return one day to my new favorite camp in Africa.
Great game viewing
Saw lions from Tena Tena as well hyenas and of course elephants and giraffe as well as a terrapin the size of a large dinner plate (spotted by Tim not the guide). First class guiding by Chillumba and Nyamhi.
The camp was very busy, full for most of our stay, and most of the other guests were pleasant company. However, we took exception to one couple who took all their meals at a separate table from the other guests. This sort of behaviour is odd and we think the camps should be discouraged from accommodating such requests.
Terrific tented Tena Tena
Our short time at Tena Tena provided a slightly more remote and rustic experience of South Luangwa National Park than the Luangwa Safari House.
The tented accommodation was top class and the food excellent, whilst the guiding by Nyambe could not be faulted with his informative walks particularly enjoyable.
The wild life and bird viewing was superb. Lions and hippos wandered through the camp whilst we were there, and we had multiple leopard sightings out on drives.