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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:07 pm 
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I stayed at Tamboti in October for 4 nights. Had an awesome time. Saw two honey badgers running in the river bed which was awesome. They came into the camp as usual. There was also a genet that hung around tent at night.

The weather was a little unpredictable - got a little windy and chilly.
You may want to consider taking a padlock to keep the metal 'cupboards' locked.
We also never leave the park once we have entered, for the duration of our stay. We take what we can with us and then stock up from the park shops as we go.


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 Post subject: Straight line winds in Timboti 2 nights ago
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Wow. If you wondered if your safe in a tent in Timboti in a storm let me say yes! Michael and I were there two nights ago November 17th when at about 23:30 a storm blew through that had to include sustained winds of about 70 k's. It was crazy. We felt the extreme wind attempt to lift our great fixed tent to no avail. For at least an hour the winds persisted. Safe we were. The temperature lowered to a great sleeping level and all was well. Anyone else out these experience this???


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 Post subject: Re: Straight line winds in Timboti 2 nights ago
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:yaya: Travelstory. I was not there to experience it but it sounds like an adventure you have had :shock:. I am glad that those tents are strong :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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Hi,

I wonder if someone who has been to Tamboti can help me. My wife and I will be staying in Tamboti for two nights in April. We are from Cape Town and will be flying to Johannesburg where we will hire a car and travel to the Kruger Park. For this reason we will be limited in what we bring with us. We thought we would mainly braai in the evening and get something small to eat the afternoons, but my question is if the communal kitchen has a "quick hot" or kettle / urn so we can make a cup of coffee in the morning?

If someone can help me I will be very thankful.

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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Welcome to the forum Buster34.

I am pretty sure all camp kitchens in Kruger have 'instant' boiling water. There are 2 in Tam, one near each end of the standard tents.

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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Thanks a lot!


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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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Buster34, I saw a "quick hot urn" when in Tamboti last :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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Hi Buster34,

And you can get most of the stuff you need from the little shop at Orpen camp just 2 km down the road... just remember the baboons love robbing the tents, so ask around as to how to prevent being robbed of all your food.
We found that most people don't hang around in camp, so after our morning drive we had the camp kitchen to ourselves, and could relax there, make food, and eat right on the steps (especially the little kitchen on the Eastern side of camp -- more sheltered with trees and birds around, and even some shade). Just put your food and eating utensils in the boot, drive to the kitchen where you should have it all to yourself!
Just a few hints:
1. Try flying to Lanseria, where things are much easier, you get out much faster, and sometimes tickets are cheaper.
2. Buy a cheap plastic box or even get an apple box to put your food/utensils in.
3. If you are staying in the basic tents, remember you need your own eating utensils...
4. Most mornings the gate opens about 10 minutes earlier than other camps, so you have a "night drive" all on your own!

I hope to be there next week...
Enjoy your trip and God bless,

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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A very warm welcome to you, Buster.

Just to say, the urns are there, but quite far from some tents. I take a good thermos flask with me to Tambotie. It saves a few trips of up and down. I do enjoy more than one cup of coffee in the morning.

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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A question about the budget tents at Tamboti.

1. Are towels provided for these or do we need to take our own with?

2. Can you rent utensils at Orpen?


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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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Towels are definitely supplied.

I am not 100% sure of utensils, best might be to send an e-mail to Orpen and enquire. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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GP Towels are provided aswell as soap.

Plastic cutlery is sold in the shops, but I don't know about utensils.

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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Utensils are provided, but they're pretty basic. Buy a sharp knife on the way in, as well as a can opener and wine bottle opener if you're going to imbibe some nectar of the vine. Other than that, what is supplied should be more than adequate.

A word to the wise. When they say close your tent flaps when you're not at your tent, do it. The vervets are amazingly destructive in a very short space of time, and are extremely accomplished tent invaders.

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After 3 emails and 2 telephone calls requesting a specific tent , I was told that my requests have not been received as yet, so we have been allocated tent number 21 :whistle: :whistle: , I know it is on the bend (from looking at the camp map) what I would like to know is: is it on "stilts" or close to the ground?

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