Tena Tena Camp



Beneath a thick mop of Mahogany forestry, in the Nsefu Sector of the South Luangwa National Park, Tena Tena Camp’s tiered structure holds sentry over the Luangwa River. Revered as the first camp that Robin Pope opened, Tena Tena holds the traditional values of the African Safari Experience that the astute traveller spends a lifetime in search of.

The Camp

Translated, Tena Tena means “passing home” which captures Tena Tena’s commitment to treading lightly on the earth. However, there is nothing temporary about the soft velvety fabrics of crimson, charcoal and cream, solid mahogany furnishings, weaved carpets and strong tented domes. Here the glowing elegance of the west flows out into the rustic majesty of the Nsefu Sector, spilling out into the place where wild animals roam freely. The camp’s design is tiered to enhance each view and give every guest the sight of a lifetime.

The 6 intimate tents are amply spaced to afford guests meditative silences and complete privacy. Each suite’s canvas walls opens up to reveal inspiring panoramic views of the Luangwa River and its daily inhabitants. The tents have luxurious en-suite facilities and veranda’s where guests can unwind whenever they choose. The sleek, flowing curves that pervade these tents were chosen for their mimicry of their natural surroundings, another reminder of why guests choose to visit the remote wonder of the Nsefu Sector.

Activities and Wildlife

 Safaris are a trademark of Tena Tena. Choose between your evening or daytime drives into the bush, where your knowledgeable guide will breathe life into your understanding of this intricate biome and all the symbiotic relationships abounding within it. Expect to see a plethora of game as you traverse woodlands, riverine forests, savannas and lagoons.

Bush walks will bind you in intimate harmony with the land as you feel your way through the mahogany trees and tall grass, safely protected by your experienced guides. Visits to the local community reveal the produce and art of the African people. If you’re curious about the animals, the Wildlife Education Centre will have you on the edge of your seat. However, regardless of what you want to experience, the unabashed service of Tena Tena is at your beck and call.

  • In a nutshell…

    Ngwe Safari is a provider of tour information, travel and bookings on the African continent.

    The countries we offer include Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the Indian Ocean Islands - Mauritius and Seychelles.

    Ngwe Safari makes your travel plans simple! We will arrange your entire itinerary from the moment you
    arrive on the African Continent.

    Once you have touched down on African soil, Your African safari adventure begins!

The Story…

A man had a dream one night of a place far beyond one’s imagination.

A place with incredible landscapes, beauty and tranquillity
A place which burns a flame from within one’s soul.
A place which leaves a deep sense of belonging and a desire to return...

We call this place... Africa

…experience it

You can have the privilege of experiencing this man’s dream.
Allow Ngwe Safari to create your African Journey.

When you feel a sense of longing in your heart....it is Africa Calling!

We look forward to welcoming You for a chapter of Your African Dream.

Search our site