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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:50 pm 
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We are going to Tamboti on in April and I would like to know what tent number would be the best, we are going to stay in a CTT4 tent.
This is our first stay in Tamboti and I do hope that it will be one to remember.


All the tents have a river view with trees in the way. Depends what you mean by 'best'. To some that means close to ablutions, in which case 10-12 will do. Close to the hide (my least favourite one in Kruger) the lower number the better.

I hope you are ready for a 'bushy' camp with no lawns, pool, shop etc.

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


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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Trips
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Helo Tracylee

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

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

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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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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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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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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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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I had reception on MTN network there. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Trips
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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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:huh:

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Trips
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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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