Rebuilt in 2012, Tena Tena is stretched along the banks of the Luangwa River under a beautiful and thick mahogany grove. There are plenty of natural lagoons in and around the area, where game come to drink. Tena Tena when translated means “temporary home” and this is the feeling that we have tried to emulate throughout the camp but with a twist of luxury and comfort.
The six tents are very private with plenty of space between them and each with its own window onto a magnificent stretch of the Luangwa River where the hippos wallow and the lions roam. The en-suite bathrooms are spacious and open to the elements, designed to copy nature with curved walls around the trees and simple subtle colours and a view from every facility. Each tent is specifically located to maximize privacy both in the rooms, bathrooms and on the verandahs with comfortable sitting areas and excellent views onto the river.
The main area moulded around a large termite mound and mahogany tree with an old hippo run adapted into the path between the different levels is shaded by an enormous tent strung up between leadwood poles. With plenty of different seating areas there is space to relax and unwind whilst reflecting on the day’s safari, before sitting down to a beautiful dinner on the banks of the Luangwa, under the stars and enjoying the sounds of the African night.
There is a variety of ways to appreciate the wildlife with Robin’s Pope’s excellent guides, from exciting walking safaris to day and night game drives.
Location: On the banks of the Luangwa River in the Nsefu Sector of the Park. About three hour’s drive from Mfuwe Airport (done as a game drive)
Number Rooms: 5 Twin Tents and 1 Double Honeymoon Tent
Room Features: En-suite outdoor bathrooms with twin basins and one shower
Power Source: Solar Power with backup generator
Activities: Game Drives, Night Drives, Walking Safaris
Child Policy: No children under 12 years of age
Season: 22 May – 31 October