TENA TENA

South Luangwa National Park
The South Luangwa National Park marks the end of the Great Rift Valley, one of the last remaining unspoiled wilderness areas and possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa - a claim which is not an overstatement. The great meandering Luangwa River runs through the vast park playing host to huge concentrations of game including elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, giraffe, hippo and over 450 species of birds. Situated in the exclusive Nsefu Sector, the superb Tena Tena is sandwiched between the river and a complex lagoon system under a magnificent and thick grove of mahogany trees.
The area is a magnet for wildlife and you do not need to go far for incredible sightings. On a double tiered river bank, each beautiful room enjoys its own private view onto a long stretch of the Luangwa River. The six tents are very private with plenty of space between them and each has its own window onto a magnificent stretch of the river where the hippos wallow and the lions roam. The spacious en-suite bathrooms are open to the elements with every amenity including heavy linen bathrobes.
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The main area is molded around a large termite mound and mahogany tree with an old hippo run adapted into a path between the different levels. All 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. Meals are served in the dining room overlooking the Luangwa River where you might watch elephants, hippos and other wildlife come to the water’s edge.
 
For those seeking to get closer to nature and some adventure, a walking safari is the way to go. With South Luangwa being home to the walking safaris, there is no better place for this experience. In addition to walking with expert guides and armed scouts, daily activities include day and night game drives, seasonal boating as well as village tours.
 
AT A GLANCE
  • 5 twin and 1 double/honeymoon tent
  • En-suite outdoor bathrooms with twin basins and one shower
  • The Luangwa Valley, which marks the end of the Great Rift Valley, is one of the last unspoiled wilderness areas and possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa. It covers an area of over 3,475 mi² through which the meandering Luangwa River runs. The ox bow lagoons, woodland and plains of the valley host huge concentrations of game - including elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, giraffe, hippo - and over 450 species of birds
  • Located in Nsefu sector of the South Luangwa National park, this area boasts one of the more exclusive game drive areas of the National Park
  • Walking safaris, game drives (day and night), cultural/village tour, visit to Chipembele, visit local market and Tribal Textiles
  • All Inclusive: 3 meals daily, soft drinks, house & imported wines, local & imported brand spirits and beer, safari activities, laundry
  • Solar power with a backup generator
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
  • 2016 - GOOD SAFARI GUIDE AWARDS ‘BEST WALKING SAFARI PROPERTY IN ZAMBIA’ HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
  • 2015 - GOOD SAFARI GUIDE AWARDS ‘BEST WALKING SAFARI PROPERTY IN ZAMBIA’ THIRD PLACE
  • 2015 - GOOD SAFARI GUIDE AWARDS ‘BEST VALUE SAFARI PROPERTY IN ZAMBIA’ THIRD PLACE
  • 2015 - GOOD SAFARI GUIDE AWARDS ‘BEST ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIBLE IN ZAMBIA’ THIRD PLACE
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