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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Leanawel » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:09 pm

Orpen and Tamboti are only 2 km apart and situated in a very good game viewing area. Two years ago we saw the big 5 within an hour on the H7 and on top of it, a pack of wild dogs. :dance:

Orpen is a small camp, a few bungalows, renovated very smartly and all looking towards the waterhole just outside camp (Orpen webcam). No restaurant, but the small shop have just everything. :clap:

Tamboti is bush, atmosphere exciting, game visiting and crossing the dry riverbed quite frequently. An ellie visited me two afternoons in a row at tent 40, me having a sundowner and he feeding calmly a few meters from me. Everything that you want to buy, you can get at Orpen.

You will enjoy both camps :thumbs_up: the decision is yours. :hmz:

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Re: Tamboti Trips

Unread postby Tracylee » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:05 pm

And are the luxury tents that much nicer to warrant the extra cost?
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Re: Tamboti Trips

Unread postby Walloceros » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:38 pm

Helo Tracylee

W feel these tents were worth the additional cost. Spacious and well appointed/positioned
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Re: Tamboti Trips

Unread postby tiggercat » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:08 pm

Hello Tracylee

I may be wrong.... but I think the only diff between the luxury tents and the others is that the luxury ones have their own bathroom and kitchen facilities....

ALL the tents have an awesome view looking out at the (mostly dry) Timbavati River....just MAGNIFICENT.... :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Rooster » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:48 am

Just got back from Tamboti on sunday, we staid there for 4 nights.
It was awsome, we staid in tent number 6, great view.
Every night there was Hyena's and the last night a nice big Ellie.
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Re: Tamboti Trips

Unread postby Tracylee » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:12 pm

Well - another trip to Tamboti will have to be planned - this last one came and went sooo quickly.
We werent able to stay in no 40 - and were told that if we want even a chance for that one we should book it at least 3 months in advance as it is the most popular. So we stayed in no 38 which was also great. The bushes had just been chopped down in front of it so we had a lovely view.

GoAfrica - I am :redface: that I didnt get to check out the best 4 sleepers as you asked. We went for a lovely walk around and met up with friendly people who we had nice chats with, and, well, I forgot.

There was a young foreign couple who were nervous about the baboons barking in the trees in the camp - werent sure what they were. Well I think we and our newfound friends made the couple more nervous than they were to begin with. We explained that that was why we chose to stay at Tamboti! :wink: I think they probably wouldn't have gone to the loo that night. :lol: Shame.

The night we were there was eerily quiet - so quiet that we listened to No 37 snoring away. We heard hyenas once. But in the morning there had been a cheeter kill just nearby. The cheeters must have had their fill because they were romping around while the jackals and vultures were having their turn. What a start to the day!
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Re: Tamboti Trips

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon May 03, 2010 7:30 pm

1-30 are the basic ones, some 2s and others 4s.
31-40 are the larney ones.

They are strung out in a line, each one having a view of the river, some with trees obscuring a clear view.
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Re: Tamboti Trips

Unread postby Tracylee » Tue May 04, 2010 7:40 pm

It looks like they chop down the trees every now and again when they have obstructed the view - the ones in front o 38 had just been chopped down when we stayed there - thank goodness otherwise we would also not have had a view. So I think it is probably a bit of the luck of the draw. We stayed in a baisc one a couple of years ago and walked past them this time and they all seemed to havee nice views.
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Re: Tamboti Trips

Unread postby G@mespotter » Wed May 05, 2010 7:09 am

IMHO tent nr 22 (CTT4) has the best view of the river bed. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Scary Cat » Thu May 06, 2010 5:45 pm

Some pictures of our trip to Tamboti firstly thanks to this forum decided must try this camp stayed in Nr 20 and parents in law in 33 (got the tent numbers here on the forum) stunning view from 20 must say this camp is a bit scary at night heard lions and hyena every night the last night there about 12pm heard something loud rustling making a lot of noise and woke up So he told me it is nothing they call me a scary cat so always think I exaggerate (my teenage son registered me on the forum with my nick) well very early morning runs in and tells me I was right in front of our tent was a cage and bellow will see what was in it I was not letting the Honey Badger out it was very upset went directly to Orpen and spoke to the ranger said they can be very dangerous and good thing we did not let it out they released it back in Tamboti if you want a bush experience this I think is the best my So fell in love with this place it is his favourite camp now.

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Bushbaby30 » Thu May 06, 2010 9:32 pm

terryc wrote:I am confused.. :doh: Where did the cage come from, and how did he get into it???


The cages are put there with bait in it to catch the animals that are causing havoc in the camp... Which in our case in Dec were baboons actually ripping the tents to get to the food. The usually just release them away from the camp and hope that they've learnt their lesson.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby RobertT » Wed May 26, 2010 2:24 pm

I had reception on MTN network there. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Tamboti Trips

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:31 am

I took a little walk close to the bird hide on my last trip to Tambotie. These are a few spoor found in the soft sand.

Looks to me like a little cat like creature.

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A little duiker perhaps :hmz:

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a three toed dingus 8)

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Something with a tail/tale

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Re: Tamboti Trips

Unread postby Sundowner » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:17 pm

I have stayed in the luxury tent number 40 last month.
The location 10/10, its right at the end of the camp for some privacy and you have the perimeter fence right next to you... :wink: It also has a great view! :thumbs_up:

I will definitely stay there again, although the toilet wasn't working 100% on that day.. :|
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Re: Tamboti Trips

Unread postby naomi » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:30 pm

Hello everyone. Just for those who do not know. You can actually see the layout of each camp in Kruger when you click on 'Availability', then Kruger', then the camp and then on the left click on map. A separate window will open where you can see the whole camp and where the tents are situated.
Here's the link for quick reference:
http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/ca ... amboti.jpg

I've stayed at Tamboti couple of times and only once in the 'luxury' tents. I agree about the pull out bed. It is horrible! No one can sleep on that (not even a child). Most uncomfortable. Also, make sure when visiting these tents (hide your food in kitchen in fridge if possible). Last time we were there, we left the bread rolls on top of fridge inside the tent and found the squirrels having a whale of a time with them. They come in through the top of the roof of the tent somewhere. Oh, and yes, there is a resident leopard in the area. It is used to the area and walks close to the fence sometimes. Especially early morning and late afternoon. Be aware of the monkeys too. They are nice to look at but dangerous if you left food outside. Another small fact about Tamboti. Because of the thick bush - be aware there are snakes! I usually choose the normal two bed tents close to ablution. Too scared to walk out there at night if need be. Best camp to be close to nature though!! Love it!


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