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
"Tena Tena review"
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." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia
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" See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
"My favorite Camp"
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." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
"Great game viewing"
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." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
"Terrific tented Tena Tena"
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." See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia; 3n in Botswana
"Imaginative guiding at Tena Tena"
We were slightly concerned at being paired up with other customers whose principal interest was bird watching, almost to the exclusion of animal life. We were not asked our viewing preferences/priorities in advance, which could have avoided any misunderstanding. We made our point of view clear on later game drives, and were better satisfied.
We enjoyed George's approach to guiding - a healthy blend of identifying and following animal tracks, stopping to look at what they had consumed, observing herds and their young, watching their progress to water and interaction with other animals,etc. Had first sighting of the rare honeybadger and a tree snake.
Good food as at other RPS South Luangwa camps. Menu variety and food hygene good - unlike the stream of upset tummies from visitors to Lower Zambesi camps." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia; 7n in Malawi
"Tena Tena review"
The most disappointing food of all the camps. Same quality and source of meal ingredients as River Camp but poorly constructed dishes which were luke warm. Not wishing to be sexist, we did wonder if this was partly due to the lack of female input seen in other camps.
Not withstanding this comment, Will was a charming and enthusiastic host but inexperienced in hotel management." See all these reviews: 17n in Zambia
"Robin Pope Safaris : Tena Tena"
South Luangwa National Park cannot be bettered. Very good for walking safaris." See all these reviews: 21n in Zambia
Out of the three camps we visited this was our favourite" See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
"Another great camp"
The addition of a hide would aid in camp activities" See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
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