Robin Pope Safaris - Tena Tena

South Luangwa

Tena Tena was Robin's very first camp, and it seems to hold a special place in the heart of everyone who's come to stay over the years.

Lying in the remote Nsefu section of South Luangwa National park, Tena Tena sits nestled under a magnificent and thick grove of mahogany trees.

On a double tiered river bank each room enjoys its own private view onto a long stretch of the Luangwa River.

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Robin Pope Safaris - Tena Tena

On the banks of the Luangwa River in the Nsefu Sector of the Park. Approximately 2.5 hour’s drive from Mfuwe Airport.

Access into Mfuwe Airport is either via scheduled flight from Lusaka on Proflight, direct flight from Jeki or Royal during the peak season or via scheduled flight on Ulendo Air from Lilongwe. Charter flights can also be organised.


There are 6 Safari tents 

Room features include:
En-suite open air bathroom with twin basins and shower

Verandah Tent Exterior and Verandah Bedroom Open Air Bathroom

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. 
Here you will find the Bar, Lounge, Library and Communal Dining Area
Breakfast and sundowners are around the campfire looking out over the Luangwa River


Daily morning and afternoon walking safaris or game drives

Lion Birding Walking Safari Game Drive Carmine Bee Eaters Game Drive Walking Safari Walking Safari

Children aged 12 years and older are welcome at Tena Tena.
There are no family tents available

The camp is open from the 22nd May until 31st October

Operating lodges and camps in protected ecosystems in Africa alongside local indigenous communities and wildlife comes with a great deal of responsibility. Robin Pope Safaris is committed to responsible tourism and conducts their business in a manner that benefits the environment and wildlife conservation, the people who work for them, and their neighboring communities. In this way their tourism operations, and the presence of their guests, has the capacity to protect natural wildlife areas, alleviate poverty through good employment practices and contribute positively to the local community. For further information on their projects please follow this link:

Conservation Village Life Education Providing Clean Water

The camp is run on solar power.

There is no WiFi or cellular reception

Additionally, all water is from a borehole but is safe for drinking; bottled water is also provided at the camp free of charge.

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