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Hi NatyP,

There is a resident honey badger and AWC in camp, and the birding is good with scops owls 'hiding' on branches at the roadside.

We have also not seen much from behind the rence, but the area up to the tar road has produced quite a lot for us.

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Hi BB

Wow! Never seen the Honey Badger, maybe with some luck in August we will - I do remember though having a very close encounter with the baboons last year - thinking back now it was rather funny. I do agree with you about the birds..... Tell me - where is the Hide at Tamboti - I always read about it but have never seen it - wanted to venture around for it last year but after the scene with teh baboons decided to stay put.


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Hi NatyP,

If you walk west on the 'path' from tent no 1, i.e. away from number 2, you get to the hide in about 50 metres. I have never found anything there except for a lonely saddle billed stork. They need to do serious 'gardening' in front of the hide. It is not well placed unfortunately.

The honey badger is seen at night sometimes when raiding bins. It is a very dangerous animal, and often fights off lion and leopard, so keep well away from it if you are lucky enough to see it.

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We stayed in Tamboti for the very first time :redface: , two weeks ago.
Stayed in No 23. Very very nice. However 23 have clear view of No 22, and vice versus. It would be ideal for 2 groups of friends to stay together in the two tents.

All I can say is, magic magic magic MAGIC :mrgreen: .
What a blast.
Wish there were more tented camps like Tamboti within the same price range as well.

PS. -Each bed have two nice woolly blankets and we found that more that enough.


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Hi DianevdL!

We stayed at Tamboti always in tent #40.It is right at the end of the fence and leaving the side windows of your tent open you really got the feeling as if you were sleeping right in the middle of the bush. If you are staying for the first time it might be a little bit scary to be in pitch darkness and hear all the sounds of the bush (believe me I know what I am talking about :wink: ) .
We love #40 , but I am convinced that you got a great view from the tents.
The last time we had a little furry visitor as well. Not with a Sweet tooth, but he/she was fond of our rice supplies. So store away all your food even the dry things.Everything that is not mice proof :wink: .

Have a great stay and enjoy Kruger.

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have also rearranged dec trip to include a stay at tamboti..on website it says orpen only has sunset drives, is there a night drive too that available?one that leaves after gate closing? and do all the tents have a perimeter view?

thanks!I cant wait to be there!! :lol:


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Lovehyena - hi. Tamboti is a wonderful place, you'll love it. We did a nightdrive from Tamboti last year (after our sunset drive was cancelled due to unforseen circumstances) so they were available then.

And yes all tents have a perimeter view, but some are better than others. e.g. Tent #36 has a large tree in front of it that can restrict viewing, but not too much.


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back again :cry:

I would just like to offer a word of advice regarding Tambotie.

If you stay in tent number 1-4, make sure that you take a thermos flask or kettle with you.
The ablutions and boiling water are rather far and I enjoy my cup of coffee or three in the morning. By the time I had walked the distance to our tent, my coffee had covered a fair distance.

I would also like to comment in saying that every tent feels utterly private. The "economy" class :wink: is such value for money.
Yesterday, my alarm clock was a guineafowl sounding in my ear.

Another warning. There were lots of mozzies. Explorer made the mistake of leaving the door open and in no time at all there were masses all over the tent.

I though that they were little miggies.
"Don't worry", I said, "they'll be off soon"
Explorer looked at me with wide eyes, "you don't understand, MM",she said, "those are little angels of death".

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Hi Roller and welcome to the Forum. If you are concerned about heat, I think the best "summer" camp in Kruger in my opinion would be Berg and Dal - the units are cool and you can eat indoors if it's too hot outside.

Tamboti is on the bank of the Timbavati, and there is a lot of water underneath its sandy surface, which has an effect on the temperature too, but, as with all things, try it out and then you will know!

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Hi Steve,

All tents have their own braai on the deck. The tents are very private, however you might want to contact Orpen and ask if you may have number 40 at Tamboti, which is on the corner. If you mention you are on honeymoon, you might get lucky. :D


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GregW wrote:
I know there is a braai at the luxury tents, is there also a braai at each of the safari tents (2 and 4 bed) ?


Yes, each tent has its own braai.


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Thanks.

Any advice on the best positioned safari tents (2 & 4 bed) ?


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I stayed in Tent number 2 in October. If you want to be close to the ablutions, try rather for number 5 upwards.
I have also stayed in in 5 or 6 and that was extremely pleasant.

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Nos 9 & 10 are the closest to the ablution blocks, I think.

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Just to refresh the memories , pic taken from tent 40 , Dec 2007.

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