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Tena Tena is a small remote camp in the exclusive Nsefu sector of South Luangwa National Park. It is situated by the river in the shade of mahogany trees, in what has to be one of the most beautiful sites in the Luangwa Valley.

Six impeccably designed safari tents, with either a double or twin beds, are richly furnished with rugs and hand-carved furniture; each has a small dressing room and an open-air en-suite bathroom with a hot shower, toilet and washbasin.

The central area has a lovely open-sided dining room and bar, built around an old mahogany tree. Dinner can be enjoyed on the banks of the Luangwa River, under the starry sky and accompanied by the sounds of the African bush. Morning, evening and night drives and walking safaris are all on offer, and this camp can easily be combined with its sister camps Nkwali, Luangwa Bush Camp and Nsefu.

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Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

Classic Luangwa Walking

Zambia is the home of the walking safari, and this small group trip along the Mupamadzi River offers the quintessential bush experience. Staying in well-equipped tents and accompanied by expert safari guides, the trip covers three different camps to experience each location’s unique wildlife and habitats.

  • When to go: Jun-Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £6,795 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Leopards of Luangwa

This is our single most popular safari – we’ve been selling it for years and it’s just as popular now as when we first introduced it. South Luangwa has the world’s highest naturally occurring population of leopard – spot them on early morning, afternoon and night drives, as well as glorious walking safaris.

  • When to go: May-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,395 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Luangwa Valley & Lower Zambezi

Combine the beauty of the Luangwa Valley with the delights of the Lower Zambezi. In South Luangwa, you will find the world’s highest naturally occurring population of leopard, and boat trips on the Lower Zambezi add another dimension to watching wildlife, with elephant and huge herds of buffalo.

  • When to go: Jun-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £6,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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South Luangwa National Park

Comprising some 9,050 square kilometres of unspoilt African wilderness, South Luangwa is undoubtedly the jewel of Zambia’s national parks and a magnet to outstanding wildlife, particularly leopard. Its eastern boundary is the meandering Luangwa River whose regular changes in course leave scenic oxbow lagoons.

  • Where: Eastern Province
  • Ideal for viewing: leopard, Cookson’s wildebeest, Thornicroft’s giraffe, Crawshay’s zebra, African elephant
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Wildlife photography, Wildlife Art Safaris, Vehicle safaris, Walking with wildlife