Robin Pope Tena Tena Camp

Tena Tena Camp, founded by safari pioneer Robin Pope in 1986 in South Luangwa’s Nsefu region. Set on the banks of the Luangwa River and surrounded by lush vegetation, providing guests with a serene and immersive wildlife experience.

A Legendary Bush Camp Adventure

Robin Pope Tena Tena Camp, situated in South Luangwa National Park’s Nsefu region, is an authentic tented bush camp with a rich history. Established by the legendary Robin Pope in 1986, its name, Tena Tena, translates to ‘temporary home’ in the local language. Over the years, it has earned a special place in the hearts of safari enthusiasts. The camp features six inviting and comfortable guest tents, thoughtfully designed to harmonize with the wild surroundings.

The camp has just 10 tent-style accommodations, ensuring a small and intimate setting for guests. Each tent is spacious and elegantly furnished, featuring comfortable beds, private en-suite bathrooms, and outdoor showers. Some tents even have their own plunge pools for a refreshing dip in the hot African sun.

At Tena Tena guests are treated to the comfort and charm of tastefully designed guest tents nestled amid the lush surroundings. Each tent offers a cozy retreat, blending seamlessly with the natural environment, ensures comfort and tranquility. It’s an inviting base for safari adventures, whether you’re lounging on the veranda or exploring the wilderness.


Zambia, Luangwa National Park


Exceptional location for wildlife viewing
each room enjoys its own private view onto the Luangwa River
Huge concentrations of game


6 Traditional Safari Tents

Child Policy

Children over 12 years are welcome


Open 22 May - 31 October


  • UPDATE Accommodation in a king or twin room
  • Full continental & English breakfast daily
  • Select mini-bar, replenished once daily
  • Complimentary use of the spa’s hydro facilities
  • Complimentary transfer service between the Hotel and Stellenbosch town at set times
  • Turn down service daily, including bottled water
  • Wireless internet
  • Stellenbosch Tourism 1% levy


  • Lunch and dinner
  • All drinks 
  • Boutique purchases
  • Additional activities
  • Spa Treatments
  • Telephone calls

For those with a penchant for adventure, Luwi offers a variety of thrilling activities. Guided walking safaris are a highlight, allowing guests to explore the park’s diverse fauna and flora up close. Game drives are also available, offering opportunities to spot Africa’s iconic wildlife, including lions, elephants, and leopards. Birdwatching enthusiasts will be delighted by the plethora of avian species that call this region home. The lodge also has its own spa, offering a range of treatments using local ingredients.

One of the main attractions of the lodge is its commitment to sustainability and conservation. It is built using natural materials and employs local staff and works with the local community to ensure that tourism has a positive impact on the area. The lodge is also involved in several conservation projects, including the rehabilitation of damaged ecosystems and the protection of endangered species.

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