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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Albert » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:00 am

All good advice.
There are metal "cages" on the stoep of the tents that enclose the fridge as well. Food stored in a plastic container inside those, or in the tent (keep the door closed and latched at all times, baboons and monkeys can be sneaky) will be fine. If you want, invest in a small padlock to lock the "cage" (but not neccessary i.m.h.o).
We stayed in no 2 about 2 weeks ago; no moon, so the walk to the ablutions was interesting (about 200 metres to negotiate).
Our neighbors in no 1 left their belongings in plastic containers on the stoep during the first night there....we were awoken around midnight by the ruckus when the baboons arrived and helped themselves... :evil:
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby kite » Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:22 pm

That must have been very scary at that time of night.
I didn't think baboons moved around at night.
I guess a midnight feast was irresistible.

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:24 am

I have also stayed in number 2. It is not for the feint hearted. I think number 8 and number 23 are my favorites. Not too far from the ablutions. This meanderer has utmost respect for Tambotie.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby RondaGreen » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:25 am

Thanks again for the advice! There didn't seem any way of asking for a specific tent on the online booking system. Should I phone them? It will be an international call for me, but it sounds as though it could be well worth it.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:43 am

Rhonda, you can send an e-mail through to Orpen camp and ask for a specific unit.

Camp Addresses also Requesting specific accommodation
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby RondaGreen » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:08 am

ok, thanks, I'll do that
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sat May 02, 2015 5:40 am

cheetahlady wrote:Rhonda, we emailed then and got a response in a few days. We will be there 13-15 June and then Satara for 16-18 June. Maybe we will see you there.

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby RondaGreen » Sat May 02, 2015 6:44 am

I'll be in Tamboti 6-8 June and Satara 9-10 so unfortunately we won't coincide. By the time you arrive I'll be in Pretoriuskop and then Skukuza for a couple of days before leaving Kruger (I'm sure it will all seem far too short)
I've recently watched quite an entertaining video about what great escape artists honey badgers are: I'll bet they're just as inventive in ways of getting into food supplies!
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun May 03, 2015 6:09 am

Ronda, I think I know which video you are talking about. The fellow's name is Stoffel and he has become quite legend. We actually saw him one year when we visited the rehab center. They are unbelievable intelligent and tenacious.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby chirinda » Wed May 06, 2015 9:34 pm

RondaGreen, take your hot water bottle, you will use it every night, not just at Tamboti.

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby RondaGreen » Wed May 06, 2015 11:34 pm

ok, my hot water bottle is now in my bag, along with arm clothes. Should I also take a sleeping bag, or are adequate blankets provided?
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby RondaGreen » Wed May 06, 2015 11:38 pm

'warm' clothes, not 'arm'
I've now requested a tent reasonably close to the facilities, and also to join a sunset drive from Orpen on my second evening (tried for a night drive but apparently they're not doing them then: maybe just a bit too cold?)
Wow, it's just a month from now that I'll be in Tamboti!
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu May 07, 2015 5:22 am

Enjoy. :thumbs_up: You can also take your hot water bottle in the vehicle with you. Nothing like being prepared.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu May 07, 2015 5:27 am

There are extra blankets supplied. I found that I really needed them. If you are alone, you can use three blankets. I also slept with my woolen cap on and thermal underwear and bed socks.

As I stated in an earlier post, I did hit an exeptionaly cold night and it was minus six degrees after sunrise.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Fri May 08, 2015 7:44 pm

leo please have a read Here and also Index to best unit #'s
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