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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:53 am 
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Hello balengo. Welcome to the forum Image

The gates are opened early morning and at night they are closed, but there are no gate guard. They have no reception or shop, but during the day there is staff all around. So if you need something you can always ask one of them. You do have telephone reception at camp, so you can always use that if it's needed.
I never heard about a leopard in camp but I don't think it's impossible. We've been to Tamboti a few times and it is a bit scary at night, but that is what tamboti is all about. The thrill of being so close to nature and in the middle of the bush. Just always walk with torches at night and look out for snakes.
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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:07 pm 
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Hi
We are planning our next KNP trip for july 2012 (before the big 1st August booking rush) and was wondering if anyone can advise us...
Do any of the units at Tamboti have a reasonably large braai/seating area at the front? We are a fairly large family group of 10-15 people and we like to have supper together in the evenings after a long day of gameviewing.

I would be very grateful for any help! Thanks!! :) :) :)


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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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We used the boma there T-L, but it was a bit primitive, otherwise I think 10 or 11 was quite spacious. I suggest you ask Rosina, the Orpen camp manager to reserve yours all together.

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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this is the braai area from my tent. not really the kind of space you need.
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but some of the tents. ie the one in the background in my photo, has a large amount of space next to the braai! Enough for everyone in your group :thumbs_up:
Don't know which units though :huh:

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 Post subject: Tamboti?
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I see late arrival to Orpen is possible via a fee. Does this also include the Orpen satellite camps?

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 Post subject: Re: Late arrival to Tamboti?
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Yup, arrived late for Tamboti in April, just called ahead.


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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:26 pm 
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On the afternoon of the 15th of June my son, myself and his girlfriend went for a drive.
We were at the camp at 17h30.
My son dropped me at my tent ( I stayed in one of the luxury tents) and my son and his girlfriend stayed in the 4 bedroom tents.
At +- 17h50 my son sat on the patio and watched an elephant in the riverbanks, the next moment he saw something big in the field area of the camp at the right side of him.
He wasn't sure if it is a leopard or a lion.
The next moment he called his girlfriend and say to her they must quickly run to the car because he have saw something big (6 meters) from the car, "he was not sure if it is a Leopard or Lion".
When he arrived at my tent he was white in his face and told me that he either saw either a Lion or a Leopard in the camp.
I said to him it can't be, but he was positive that he definitely saw something.
My 2 sons and his girlfriend then went looking for the Leopard or Lion in our Pajero.
Near the public telephones they saw it- a big Leopard, when the Leopard saw them he disappeared in the grass.
They have also saw his footprint at the gate of the camp - inside the camp.
The next moment they came to my tent and told me that they saw the leopard and the footprint of the Leopard.
I told them they must quickly drive to the ablution blocks and all the tents and warn the people about the leopard in the camp .
My Mother was camping at Maroela at the same time and I phoned her and asked her to phone the Ranger about the Leopard in the Camp.
My son met the Ranger at the gate and showed him the footprints of the leopard as well as the sight where he saw the Leopard.
The Ranger was there within 5minute after he received the call.
The next morning my son phone the Ranger and he confirmed that the Leopard was shot at +- 2h00 the morning.
All of us was very sad and our eyes was full of tears, when we drove out of the camp the 16Th of June we have play a special CD for the Leopard - the CD was one of Donna Winners songs.
Every time we hear that Cd we are thinking about the leopard.
This experience will always be on our mind and something never to forget!!
We will definitely return to Tamboti, what a lovely camp.
You really feel that you are in the African Bush.
The accommodation, staff and everything in Tamboti is the best of the best!!

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:19 pm 
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I have pre-booked tent 5 a few weeks ago...last time we had a squirrel living in a tree next to the veranda and I was looking forward seeing him again! 8)

When we got to Orpen 2 weeks ago, I was informed that tent 5 was not available and I then asked for tent 1. What a great choice! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Tent 1 is a CTT4, VERY private with no neighbours on your left and tent 2 not even in sight! From now on, I will always ask for number 1. :thumbs_up:

The only negative aspect is the distance to the ablutions, but the privacy made up for that.


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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:30 pm 
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Hi TheunsH. Privacy is always somehting I look for in a camp, so glad you got no 1. I will be in Tamboti next week with the wife and kids, and was a little concerned about the cold at this time of the year. How did you find the temp at night, was it "freezing" or manageable. Worried whether I need to by hot waterbottles etc.

Any feedback to the above and sightings would be greatly appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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A picture of tent 9 at Tamboti during sunset.

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 Post subject: tamboti ?
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Hi. Lucky enough to get 2 nights in tamboti end august . Which of the 3 bed LST3 huts has the best position ? From a view, seclusion, quiteness point of view ? Not asking much I know !!

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 Post subject: Re: best LST3 tent in tamboti ?
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Hi bushguy, as far as I can recall #40 seems to be the best one for all you require. :thumbs_up:
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 Post subject: Re: best LST3 tent in tamboti ?
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Thanks Elsa , from the map it certainly seems so! Any idea how to request it ?

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 Post subject: Re: best LST3 tent in tamboti ?
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Best to phone the camp or send a fax 2 weeks before your arrival and then :pray: :D

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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I have stayed in 21 and 22, both are awesome IMO. The only time that I had noise was when I stayed in unit 10, but that was noise from units 11,12 and 13, not the ablutions. I believe that unit 1 is cool.


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