Tena Tena was the first camp Robin Pope opened, it is a perfect mix of comfort and bush! There is a firm focus on walking safaris at Tena Tena, it has developed a fantastic reputation and boasts a strong record of return customers.
Thanks to the abundant wildlife in the area and the location of the camp, next to a mahogany grove, there are incredible photographic opportunities.
Nsefu Sector, South Luangwa National Park
5 twin and one double/honeymoon tent
Walking and solo travellers
Minimum age 7. (Discounts available)
All year: 22 May – 31 October
2- 3 nights. Combine with another RPS camp for a unique walk or be brave and set out on a mobile walking safari from here!
Robin Pope’s first camp seems to hold a special place in the teams’ hearts as well as the guests. Set among a stunning rich grove of mahogany trees – for photography, there is nothing like ‘the golden hour’ between the trees – away from other camps it is the perfect place to base yourself for valley adventures as Robin once did himself.
Travelling by yourself can seem daunting (not to mention expensive) however, Robin Pope Safaris is one of the few companies that do not charge a single supplement (hooray) and are great for a solo traveller. Having done this, myself many times I would recommend it.
The guides are great at hosting and providing entertaining dinner companions, which is mainly done communally so you can get to know the other guests in camp. They manage to make you feel special for being there by yourself rather than the 3rd wheel to other guests. So, forget waiting on someone else to join you, the time is now!
Like all the great founders in South Luangwa, Robin Pope is well known for its excellent walking guides. Having met them first hand, we know that the guides live up to their renowned reputation. From handling, big game sightings with safety and care, to showing us the smaller, often overlooked, species such as the reptiles, insects and birds.
A walking safari is usually quieter than a drive, nevertheless, it is just as interesting. You get to see a great variety of the Valley’s inhabitants.
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