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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:54 am 
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Absolutely an amazing camp!

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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I'm hoping to spend 2 or 3 nights in Tamboti in June this year. I stayed there a few years ago for just one night, disappointed not to see lions but seeing plenty of wildebeeste, baboons and other wildlife. On the morning we were leaving I went back into the tent to sign the visitors book, leaving my rice cakes on the table, and came out to see them disappearing up a tree in the grasp of an adult male vervet monkey. I gave him a bit of a lecture about us not being allowed to feed the wildlife. I think it was more in response to his disappointment with the flavour than my lecture, but he opened the packet, took a bite, stared at it and then tossed the rest of the packet away, unfortunately over the fence, and although I didn't want to litter I also didn't want to meet hyenas or baboons or anything bigger if I tried to retrieve it. This time I'll be very careful about where I leave food, even if it is for only a minute or two.


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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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Hi Rondagreen, If you do get to stay at Tamboti, get out early in the morning and keep your eyes peeled for wild dog on the H7 stretch of road from Orpen/Bobejaanskraans and on the Rabelais Road/Talamati Rd. We had 3 seperate sightings in 4 days!! The pack numbers about 35 or so. First morning we saw 5, 2nd morning we saw the whole pack and later in that same day we saw 9 in the dry river bed, east of Bobejaanskraans, :clap: :clap:

One morning leaving camp we saw 3 Lionesses with cubs about 1km from the split in the road to Maroela before reaching the tar.

Great camp!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:29 pm 
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Thanks for that Tessa. On two previous visits to Kruger I've managed to see adult lions, leopards, cheetahs (mother with almost fullgrown cubs) and hyena, but no wild dogs and no lion cubs, so will take your advice and hope to see them.


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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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Yes, a super camp. The options for roads are somewhat limited, but for me the beauty of the area and the everchanging ecozones make up for it. Sometimes it is quiet, but when the game is out, you will be saturated with sightings. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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RondaGreen, I have seen malaria medication disappearing in the same way. I think the same about ricecakes though. :lol: A vervet with a discerning palate.

June is a good month for lions. I do wish you a wonderful stay. I do rather envy you.

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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We spent 4 nights here last week. What a lovely camp, unfortunately somebody thought they could make better use of my tablecloth than I could and took it (definitely not monkey/baboon) as the lamp that was on the table was still upright on the table when we returned from a drive!! :(

We had the badgers visit us every night and on the last night the genet make an appearance as well :D

We went on our first night drive, previously just gone on sunset drives, and saw 3 lionesses with 4 cubs lying in the tar road and on the return trip 4 male lions also lying on the tar road.

Unfortunately we missed the wild dogs but saw the posts on the sightings board :(


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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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Angiek I am glad that you have had a good time in Tamboti, not good about your table cloth that disappeared though.

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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Thanks to all for advice. I have booked myself in for three nights at Tamboti, and will book a sunset drive from Orpen on my second night (I've heard their night drives are very good, but they only seem to have sunset drives available at that time). I then move to Satara for 3 nights (especially hoping to see lion prides), Lower Sabie for 1, Pretorioskop (which is one I've never been to before, and seems quite a different habitat) for 3 nights, then Skukuza, from which I'll head to a tourism conference near Paul Kruger gate. Very much looking forward to it.


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