Tena Tena

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South Luangwa, Zambia

Tena Tena is a remote and exclusive camp which lies within the Nsefu Sector of the South Luangwa National Park and enjoys a prime location on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River. It was Robin Pope’s first camp and has remained a favourite of many safari lovers over the years.

A grove of mahogany trees shade the “suite” tents – a tent with a verandah, dressing room and large open bathroom.  The waterhole that runs in front of the tents, is highly productive and siestas can be spent watching and photographing from the bed. The main sitting and dining area of the camp is a large canvas marquee placed between two mahogany trees.   Delicious home cooked dinners are served on the platform, under the stars, again with the breathtaking  view of both the river and the waterhole.

Activities from camp vary from day and night game drives in Toyota Land Cruisers which have open tops for 360 degree vision to walks which are lead by extremely knowledgable guides and escorted by an armed National Park scout. Other activities involve seasonal boating in the Emerald Season (from end of December to April), a wonderful experience for keen birders and those who enjoy being out on the water and village tours which is a very rewarding and interesting experience as you interact with villagers and visit the local school.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate the Luangwa Valley into a greater Zambia and African holiday. Take a look at The Best of Southern Africa as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

Tena Tena Information

Location & Getting There

Tena Tena is located at South Luangwa National Park. It is a 1 hour flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe followed by a 40 minute game drive to the camp.


Tena Tena comprises of six tented and thatch chalets which accommodates 12 guests. The six tented and thatched rooms are spacious with open-air bathrooms, accompanied by spectacular views of the river.


- Lounge and dining area


Guests can engage in game drives, walking safaris and village tours. Walking enthusiasts can enjoy a “Luangwa Bush Camping” experience of 1-2 nights, sleeping in mobile tented camps on a route between Tena Tena and Nsefu Camp


Children above the age of 12 are welcomed though there are no specific facilities

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4 out of 5

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