Tena Tena

South Luangwa National Park Zambia

  • Remote location in the unspoilt South Luangwa Valley
  • Bush walks and game drives
  • Watch wildlife by the river from your own deck
  • Screened bathrooms open to the sky
  • Watch Tena Tena's video

Open: Tena Tena is open from about 22nd May to 31st October each year. It is owned by Robin Pope Safaris (RPS).

Location: The camp is in the Nsefu Sector of South Luangwa National Park. It is about a 75-minute drive from Mfuwe airport. It is a few hours' drive north of RPS's main camp, Nkwali, and close to another RPS bushcamp, Nsefu.

Rooms: There are 6 guest tents, comprising 4 twins which can also be configured as doubles, and 2 doubles, one of which is more secluded and makes good honeymoon accommodation. All have private decks overlooking the Luangwa River, and en-suite bathrooms, screened for privacy and open to the sky, with a shower with hot and cold water, twin hand basins and a flush toilet. Rooms are equipped with drinking water, mosquito repellent, torches, safes and charging points.

Activities: Tena Tena offers game drives, night drives, walking safaris, visits to the local village and market and to Tribal Textiles, a group of local artists who design and produce hand crafted textiles.

Facilities: The main area is spread over 2 levels, with a lounge, bar and dining area on the upper level and another sitting area below. This is a bushcamp and has no TVs or radios. The camp is run on solar power and there is a back-up generator. Tap water is from a borehole and is safe for drinking, though complimentary bottled water is also provided. There is a free laundry service.

Dining: Meals (breakfast, brunch and dinner) are eaten communally, by the campfire or at the dining table, often al fresco. Soft drinks, house wines and local spirits are included, with other drinks (Champagne, imported spirits, wines and liqueurs) payable locally.

Children: Children aged 12 years and over are welcome, though there are no special activities for children.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is no Wi-Fi internet access or mobile coverage. Tena Tena is in radio contact with the main camp, Nkwail.

Notes: The camp accepts cash only, in Zambian Kwacha, US Dollars, Euros and Sterling.

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Client Rating for Zambia 5/5 from 53 reviews

The design of the individual buildings/tents was really unusual with tree trunks sawn & upholstered to individual shapes. I enjoyed washing & showering as I could look out over the drying river bed towards the river itself.

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