Tena Tena is a remote and small camp, situated within the South Luangwa National Park, and enjoys a stunning location on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River. The camp is synonymous with Robin Pope Safaris as it was the first camp which Robin opened and ran and has become a favourite amongst many safari lovers over the years.
The great number of game in the Park is impressive in its own right, but it is the sheer abundance of leopards that the South Luangwa National Park is most famous for - although not guaranteed it is usual for everyone coming through on a 3 or more night safari to see at least one leopard. The Park also has 2 endemic species - the Thornicoft's giraffe and the Cookson's wildebeest.
From the camp there is the daily option of a walk or a game drive. The drives include morning, afternoon and night drives. An all day drive, with a picnic lunch, is always available. Meanwhile, for a cultural experience, a visit to the Kawaza Village is not to be missed.
Near the camp there is a spectacular lagoon, Buca Buca, where a whole morning can be spent quietly sitting while the game comes down to drink. With the camp being remote and small, guests have these scenes to themselves.
The 6 tented rooms are spacious but cosy. Each tent is adapted to its specific location so as to maximize the privacy in the rooms with a gorgeous view across the river, and consists of a private veranda, dressing room, a large open air bathroom and outdoor shower.
A large marquee hanging from the trees covers the camp's main area. Here comfortable loungers are provided for guests to relax on, and watch game wandering on the opposite banks of the river. Meanwhile, a short distance below, on the edge of the Luangwa River, is the perfect setting for guests to enjoy sundowners and meals – which is often accompanied by a glorious African sunset and, occasionally, wallowing hippos.
All meals; Park fees; all game viewing activities; laundry; bar drinks; inter-camp transfers; and transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport are included.
Children aged 12 years and older are welcome. Normal adult rates apply.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Tena Tena can be included in you own dream holiday.
Addicted to Zambia
South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa National Park
Lower Zambezi National Park
Waterberry Zambezi Lodge
Victoria Falls - Zambia
Combining 2 properties from the famous Robin Pope Safaris portfolio, this itinerary will ensure an unforgettable safari holiday. You will experience the wonders of Africa's secluded wilderness, the outstanding wildlife, including leopard, lion, elephant, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, wild dog, hippo, to name a few, more than 450 species of birds, as well as the mighty Victoria Falls.
This is a 10 night itinerary including South Luangwa National Park, Lower Zambezi National Park and Victoria Falls - Zambia.
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Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Tena Tena Location.
General Information For Guests
Each tent has a private verandah and an outdoor bathroom with twin basins and a shower.
The camp is open between 22 May and 31 October every year.
The camp is run on solar power with a back up generator. Tap water is from a bore hole and is safe for drinking, but bottled water is also provided at the camp free of charge.
Activities include walking safaris, day and night game drives, cultural/village tours and visits to local markets.
From Mfuwe Airport it is a one hour and 15 minute road transfer to camp through some colourful village life then some game viewing opportunity once in the Park.
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If you're not sure which place might be best for your own trip then either give us a call or get in touch via the website, and we'd be delighted to run through the options with you.