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
"Dekightful camp, excellent wildlife viewing"
Food and guiding was top class." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
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Guiding was excellent. Walking safaris on offer but we chose not to do one so spent our time on game drives." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia; 5n in Malawi
"Tena Tena elegant and comfortable"
"A spectacular setting!"
Because the camp is set in a fairly flat area there is a good chance of invasion! Our most excitement here was the arrival of an elephant at lunch time. He meandered up from the river as though he was a visiting guest. He stayed for 30 minutes or so-a great pre-lunch event.
As well as the "formal" dining area we had evening BBQs on the river bank. Breakfasts were on a grassy area , again near the river.
All aspects of service was again excellent" See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia
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Good guiding and excellent viewing" See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
"Wild dog chase a high spot!"
The staff/guest ratio is anyway lower and was exacerbated by absences and guest transfers. After initially saying we would have to forego our planned walk and go on a mass drive, Nyambe took our concern on board and re-made the arrangements so we could go with him on a walk, which turned out to be great. A good response once he saw our reaction.
Lots of wildlife. High point was watching sleeping wild dogs, then waking, bonding, walking out line abreast and chasing after puku with us following at speed. A parade of lions at night another high spot." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
"The peace of Tena Tena"
A thoroughly enjoyable 4 nights. Lots of good game viewing with good Wild Dog sightings but it was a shame the lions had decided to go on holiday but for 4 sub adults.
As always with Robin Pope safaris food, hospitality and guiding first class." See all these reviews: 15n in Zambia
"Excellent game viewing and guiding"
The park itself was quite varied in landscape and we saw very few vehicles during our stay which was lovely. We saw more hippos here than anywhere else (they really do like to chat through the night!) and it was wonderful to watch them in and out of the water directly from the veranda in front of the tent. As for other game we saw all 4 of the big five, leopards, giraffe, zebra, birds galore including waterbirds and storks, lots of antelopes, a cobra, baboons, vervet monkeys, warthogs, etc. The only thing I missed out on was wild dogs (although apparently some were in the area).
I'd like to single out Christa the F&B manager for her friendliness and attention to detail and the fantastic vegan food she managed to create for me during our stay, including soy milk and margarine for me at breakfast and even vegan biscuits and cakes during our game drives.
I'd also like to thank M'wewmbe (sorry for spelling) our guide for his great guiding. We saw more varied game in this area than any of the others on our trip and much of this was due to his excellent tracking skills.
If you're thinking of going to Zambia I cannot recommend this place highly enough for a classic safari experience." See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana; 6n in Zambia
"Extraordinary game viewing at Tena Tena"
On the first evening game drive we saw 2 leopards, 3 honey badgers, 3 lions with a kill and hyenas.
Our guide, Julius, was superb. Food was very tasty, particularly the quiches at brunch." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
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