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Rosemary,

There is a fence between 30, the last standard tent, and 31 the first luxury one.

Boulder, they only allocate the numbers about a week in advance, so an email to camp manager Rosinah thereabout would be the best.

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There is a path on the inside of the fence which can be walked & at night with a powerful torch.

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Out of my own experience i have stayed at Tamboti many times, and find that each tent bring's us a diffrent experience and feeling.

Our best tent is number 2 or 22.

Enjoy it cause we always do.


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30 looked good to me out fo the cheap ones

I would just like to say......

A big thank you to all on the site who helped me choose the right place to go.......Tamboti was wonderful...... I have arrived back to a cold UK now after a brilliant 3 weeks in RSA.

PLease go and have a look at the photos and let me know if you have any queries about the place

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This is Number 2

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A few years ago i decided to spend my last night here. When i arrived the river was bone dry. I had a braai and went to sleep.

I awoke early the following morning to the sound of running water snakeing its way towards the sea over the dry and dusty riverbed. What made it even more special was that the weather was 100% clear. It must have rained a fair amount inland on the escarpment.It began as a trickle and ended up a strong torrent.

A magnificent moment that filled all my senses.... it will never be forgotten......


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RosemaryH wrote:
Just returned was at Tamboti on Mon,Tues & Wed.....still my favourite place to be.


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We tried to book three nights in May , but just managed to get 1 single night.
But hey, that's better than no night at Tamboti :wink:
(And even better we are there to celebrate a birthday)

Tamboti is magic.

We stayed there during our last stay. And it was brilliant. we always used to stay in bungalows or huts. This was our first time in a tent in Kruger. It was number 40 right at the fence. And it was just a breathtaking feeling. You could hear every single movement in the bush. AWESOME! :shock:
We had a rather sleepless first night :lol: , but we loved it.

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Finally got round to posting some pics of our tent at Tamboti.

We had no 36 - one of the luxury ones. The views aren't too bad but you only really get one view of the river bed because of the trees. However you do get very good views of the hornbills!

So this is no. 36

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This is the view looking east towards No 40 (no idea if it's up stream or downstream)

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The view the other way was totally blocked by trees and bushes. A bit frustrating on the viewing side but brilliant for keeping the feeling of isolation from the other tents.

The resident family:

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And another view of the riverbed:

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I must say that having a shower and looking up to see the sky is quite an amazing experience, although the floor does get a bit slippery when it rains.

Do watch out for the little critters. We left out an unopened bag of rice one night and the next day it had been kindly ventilated for us. Vegetable curry doesn't taste quite right with pasta instead of rice!

And be very careful of the baboons - on our last morning we came back to do a final check and found one raiding the dustbin. Luckily he was more scared of us than we were of him and scarpered.


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First of all, as I mentioned before we had an episode with the baboons at Tamboti, but still loved it! That is a looong drive but not impossible. I usually drive from PKop to Tamboti and it takes appr. the same time. Just get up early, plan your day, make sure you at the picnic spot, other camp, etc at the time you planned and you'll be ok...

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Yes, cookie, there is a fence. It runs between the tents and the riverbed, then along the end of that section of Tamboti, and along the acess road at the back, making a nicely fenced-in rectangle for the tents. Most of the tents are set high enough so that your view is well over the top of the fence, which is why you may not have noticed it, but it's there. 8) :wink:


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Hi vos,

Nr. 22 is a 4 person tent, and really is the best of the cheepest, so try to get hold of it

Enjoy, it really is a SUPER SPECIAL camp, especially check out the area (very early)where the gravel road to tambotie and marula joins the tar road, really good sightings possible. And if possible a sunset drive, really rewarding in this area.

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Hi, here are some pics of Tambotie :thumbs_up:

My home :dance:
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In the camp
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View of nr. 23
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Tent nr. 22, has a perfect view
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Hope this will do...

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Thanx for the info and the pictures monnevanloon. I will try and get no 22. It looks fantastic.

Vos


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Vos, I stayed in a 4 man budget tent and it was great.
Each tent has its own elevated braai area and I had fantastic views of the river bed.

The ablutions were really close, and spotless.

I even think each tent has its own baboon.

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Thanx to Monne, Bush Babtist, RosemaryH and Meandering Mouse for your comments.
We stayed in No 22 for two nights and simply had a fantastic time. The view, the bird-life, the trees and bush inside the camp, the sounds at night and the atmosphere made this an unforgettable experience. The friendly staff & the clean ablutions was a bonus.
The first night alone we heard hyena, jackal, lion and zebra calling. We had an hyena at the fence and later a fight in the riverbed which we thought were hyena. I grabbed my light and saw two figures near the far side of the riverbed. They moved like hyena but were very dark. Brown Hyena or Aardwolf?? These are so rare that I doubt it. Was exciting though.
On returning from out first day out at about 5 o'clock, 100 meters from the gate, a male leopard crossed the road and after seeing it move through the bush for a short while, it disappeared into the bush.
This is now one of my favourite camps in Kruger.


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