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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:19 pm 
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Elzet wrote:
Hiya Floppi,

Welcome to the Forums and soon you shall savour our wonderful country's and best of all, a visit to the Park!

We normally remove our meat for the night during midday (if we are in camp) - and leave it on top of the fridge :roll: to defrost! :lol: :wink: Never been to one of the luxury tents, so I am not sure whether they are equipped with microwave ovens for defrosting purposes...

Vacuum packed red meat should not be a problem, even if you leave it outside all day... meat ripening... but best to remove the previous evening from the freezer and keep in the fridge till you need it the next night.

Enjoy! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Don't leave any food out, inside or outside the tent - we left a packet of rice on top of the fridge one night and the next morning found little holes all over it where some creature had investigated. There are holes in all the tents that the squirrels and mice get in through.

There aren't any microwaves in the luxury tents.

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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Flutterby, we often stay in the safari tents at Lower Sabie around July. It isn't too cold, and remember that LS is on a river. You do need an extra blanket at night, but that just makes it cosier! :lol:

Also bear in mind that Kruger isn't too extreme - weather wise - in the winter.

Hope this helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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Hi Fatcat
Tambotie is indeed fenced, as all camps, but it is very bushy, huge trees and the monkeys and baboons easily come into the camp.
When you drive or walk in the camp it feels like you are in the bush, most of the time you cannot see another tent or person because the bush was left natural and wild.
Here is a picture from the Tambotie camp website.
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I was in the tent no 32 few days ago.... with a big tree and a lot of bushes, but if no 33 is at my right side, when I'm in front of the dry river, if I rembermber correctely there is a good view and no stairs :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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Hi,

The tent that has got the best view is number 40 :thumbs_up:

We stayed in number 39 last time but we were a bit disappointed because the view wasn't that great.

I hope they give us number 40 in March next year.

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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As Anne-Marie says 32 is the tent with the worst view, 33 is the accessible tent in the camp and has excellent views.

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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Monkeys and baboons are quite intellegent and know how to make a plan.

We were also three ladies staying 2 nights at Tamboti in October this year (no 3). We were warned about the baboons tearing at the gauze and getting inside the tents if there was nobody around.

The best thing to do is take the necessary precautions eg NEVER leave your tent door open, close tent flaps when going for a drive. Most importantly do not leave any foodstuffs visible.

What we also did was not leave any garbage in our bins. We threw them away at the kitchen. The baboons DID come close to our tent and just moved on as there was nothing for them.

Do not worry TOO much as even at some of the picnic areas you can be harassed by monkeys and baboons on the scrounge.

You will have an awesome time at Tamboti, just be aware of them. :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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A few photo's taken in July to make this thread alive again :) :

Sunrise view from tent.
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Tamboti entrance:
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Sunset from tent:
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Bushbuck in Timbavati:
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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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All tents at Tamboti have super views One or two might have a branch or bush blocking the view BUT the bird life on the branch is worth it. The ablutions are quite a way from some of the tents but this did not put us off. ( I see Bush Baptist has taken out the yellow card for me telling you how nice Tamboti is )
June is going to be hectic so book now if you haven't already done so.
There is no communal braai but they do have a Boma but from what i gather it is hired out for large groups . I might be wrong there .
Every tent has its own braai area .
Just watch out for Baboons . they are a real menace.

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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Baba, I agree with Hugh. If you are going to be using the economy tents and you don't relish the thought of walking to far at night, then ask for a tent close to the ablutions. I know that on my last trip to Tambotie I stayed in Tent number 24 and thoroughly enjoyed it.

I am not that fazed about walking to the ablutions. I just make sure that I have a flask in the morning for my cup of coffee or three.

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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4 bed tent 14 has a good view , I cannot comment on the rest .
To answer the question fully Tompower , take sealable plastic or metal containers for your foodstuffs , the baboons at Tamboti have become adept at getting into tents when there is foodstuff visible .

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 Post subject: Re: Best Tent in Tamboti
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Hi Chungu,

I have not had the pleasure of staying at this camp......yet!
But as far as I can remember from the forum most of them are under shady trees.
If you have a look at this Map you might be able to get a better idea of where the tents are placed, otherwise there is plenty of info available Here altho I'm pretty sure you will be giving loads of good advice from the other mites.
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 Post subject: Re: Best Tent in Tamboti
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Hi Chungu.

On our last visit to Tamboti in July 2009 we stayed in tent 5. It wasn't very far from the ablutions and had great shade. I think numbers 6, 7, 8, etc, are even closer to the ablutions and they should all have shade! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Best Tent in Tamboti
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Hi Chungu, I stayed in tent number 24 in August last year. I loved it. It was very close to the ablutions, very private and with a lovely view. I posted a picture of it in my trip report, "A Threefold mission, family, food and friendship". I think the picture is on page 14 of my report. I also stated that it is a tent that I will request again.

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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gypsygirl60 wrote:
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and Im so loving the sound of Tamboti... :dance:
Thinking of 2 or 3 nights there with maybe a few more in LS ? Just have one question though -
Can you ask for a certain tent number ? ( 40 ) and if so, do you email a request when booking & paying or on the day you arrive etc
Thanks very much
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You can request a certain tent number , I believe the best method is to fax the Orpen reception and follow up with a phonecall .
Tent 40 is in my opinion the best of the LST 3 (en suite) tents there due to it being on the edge of the camp so you have neighbours on 1 side only .

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