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 Post subject: Re: Warning about Tambotie camp.
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:00 pm 
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I can understand that this could be regarded as an incredible experience and one of those special Kruger moments/memories :D but can also see that this could be a very scary experience, Afriphile and I appreciate you warning us about these nocturnal visits :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Warning about Tambotie camp.
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I think it would be very scary for me if a HB came into my tent :big_eyes:

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 Post subject: Re: Warning about Tambotie camp.
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Afriphile wrote:
We have just returned from a superb Kruger trip,but would like to give a warning about animals,especially Honey badgers at Tambotie camp.
We have stayed there before,and were warned at Orpen check in,but did not expect what we encountered.
While out in the afternoon,an animal,probably a vervet or baboon,got into our friends tent and stole food and caused quite a mess.
We traced the break in to a piece of canvas which although repaired,had been forced open again.We placed the fire extinguisher against this area and laughed it off.
Before going to bed that night we washed up,put all waste in the big metal bins,stored everything else in the fridge,inside the tent,and went to sleep.
About midnight I heard Mr H B come to our tent and check things out,but finding nothing he moved on.
10 mins later all he'll broke loose next door. He had forced his way in to the tent and opened the fridge door,the noise and fridge light waking my friend.Shouting ,banging and finding no meat convinced him to leave by the same route,only to return later in the night to find his access blocked by the microwave oven.
This was obviously reported at Orpen,which brought a smile and shrug of the shoulders.
Sadly the problems are escalating and I fear an injury could happen especially if the animal finds food and thinks you are trying to take it off them,not to mention the shock of waking up with an HB in the tent with you.
This was tent 38.


What an experience Afriphile :shock:

We stayed in tent number 38 this past weekend and we had no problems with Honey Badgers. :thumbs_up:

There were also no unrepaired tears in the canvas, so the staff must have fixed the place were the HB entered your friend's tent.

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With due respect,we also go to Kruger(and Tamboti) for a wilderness experience but a HB who has lost all fear of humans,and is in your tent in the middle of the night is downright scary.If or when it happens to you I hope you still feel it is "an incredible experience".


Whilst we were packing up on Sunday morning (around 05:30) the two Badgers came running towards our tent, the moment they spotted us they turned around and fled. So I would not say that they have lost all fear of humans. This was also their only visit to our tent during our stay.

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 Post subject: Re: Warning about Tambotie camp.
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We stayed in tent number 38 this past weekend and we had no problems with Honey Badgers. :thumbs_up:

There were also no unrepaired tears in the canvas, so the staff must have fixed the place were the HB entered your friend's tent.

Whilst we were packing up on Sunday morning (around 05:30) the two Badgers came running towards our tent, the moment they spotted us they turned around and fled. So I would not say that they have lost all fear of humans. This was also their only visit to our tent during our stay.

Thanks JeanniR, that's very encouraging news :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Tamboti camp
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Hi there

I'm going to tamboti and was wondering if there is electricity there? So that I can use my kettle and hairdryer?
Or must I take my codac cooker?

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti camp
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Warm welcome to the forum lavendula! :clap:

You don't mention what type of accommodation you have booked.
The luxury tents have their kitchens and own bathrooms and the more budget tents which use communal kitchens and bathrooms.
but having said that both types will have electric plug points.

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there is electricity so you can have your cuppa and look glam at the same time

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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 Post subject: Re: Warning about Tambotie camp.
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We stayed at Tamboti 7th/8th September and received a quick visit from HB first night. If it/they came the second night we didn't hear them. Shame we didn't actually see them this time. We also did not have trouble from either baboons or vervets but then we always put all our food inside the tent.

We had tent no 34 (an LST3) which we know some 'mites complain about. It does have a large tree blocking the view of the river one way but a clear view the other. We liked having the tree there as we had lots of birdie visits and the dappled shade was welcome as it was very hot. Also there is even a toaster and microwave in the room!

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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We stayed at Tamboti 7th/8th September. We had tent no 34 (an LST3) which we know some 'mites complain about. It does have a large tree blocking the view of the river one way but a clear view the other. We liked having the tree there as we had lots of birdie visits and the dappled shade was welcome as it was very hot. Also there is even a toaster and microwave in the room!

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