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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Tessa G » Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:51 pm

catman wrote:
The one big issue I had is the monkeys. They are now getting out of hand. We locked our tent closed all windows. Alas they tore open the windows got into the tent and ate a couple of hundreds of rands worth of food. It is unfortunately time Parks Board does something about this growing plague which also has affected picnic spots as well. They really need to be relocated somewhere else. I feel I should be able to site on patio and leave whatever I want there without having to worry about monkeys that will come and steal whatever they can.

But one bad day in Kruger beats a good day anyone else. Cant wait to book next trip.


Hi Catman, we must have been at Tamboti around the same time. We were in No.21, non luxury.

A suggestion that may help you for further trips that worked a treat for us...

All fridge stuff obviously went in fridge and then we bolted the cage closed. The rest of our groceries were kept in a deep plastic 'ammo box', with the lid securely in place. That was put on one of the shelves in the other side of the cage, with cage door shut and we then put a cable tie around the bolt when we went out, or at night. We had no trouble at all.

As far as Mr Honey Badger went, all our recyclable and non-recyclable items were put in the respective bins at the kitchens and we only had one night when he came crashing and banging and that was the night we forgot to take the refuse up.

I think we also need to remember that the wild is the wild and we are on their turf. The problems have arisen because we humans have gone and fed them in the first place, but I can imagine how irritating it must have been for you. :slap: :slap:


As far as hyenas go Leo21, we did have 2 pass our tent in the river bed at dusk one evening, but not seen again and not on the road. There were lots of leopard/lion/wild dog and jackal sightings, so yes maybe they feel the competition is a bit tight. :lol:
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby roaneric » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:09 pm

It's been many years sins our last visit to Tamboti.

We are so excited to visit that beautiful camp once again beginning of May. We requested number 19 so and got an reply that we got it, so yeah.... :clap: Our first stay in this tent. Can't wait to see the view from the deck. 8)
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby GinaandChris » Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:06 pm

Tamboti was and still is our most beloved camp in the park!
Well maintained, peaceful, calm, and always good for the unexpected!...
For sure the honey badger introduced itself already.

This year we stayed there for two nights from the 6th of March.
The first night we got visit by two cute genets.
The second eve an elephant walked along the dry river bed,
and in the morning a hyena just out of the fence infront of our tent.

So, the best advice, a must to stay!!!

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Tessa G » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:11 pm

Welcome to the Forums GinaandChris.

This camp is our absolute favourite, although each of the camps in Kruger has its own 'personaility'.

This year December we will be spending 21 nights in the park and 7 of those will be at Tamboti, as you will see from our itinerary below.
We just love it and find it the best camp for chilling as well as game spotting and during December 2014/January 2015 we had a real bumper time with all the fantastic game during the 4 days we were at Tamboti,

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December 2015/2016 in Kruger - From Top to Tail
15 - 19 Punda Maria
20 - 22 Shingwedzi
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26 - 01 Tamboti
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby leo21 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:49 am

Tamboti is a HORRIBLE place.


too much game there

is too quiete

it makes you feel like you in the middle of nowhere

i would recomend it too NO ONE

that way when i book my holiday its wide open :D :D :D

just kidding LOVLEY PLACE :P :clap: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Albert » Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:44 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:
leo21 wrote:just kidding LOVLEY PLACE :P :clap: :thumbs_up:


Oh yeah!

Have you walked to the ablution block on a dark night and heard rustling in the bush?

Have you shone the torch into peering eyes at night.

Did you know that 3 of the big 5 have been found in camp?

Have you seen the other lesser predators there?

Think again.....


Last November I made the walk to the ablution block at 3 a.m, moonless night. No torch. Still get shivers up the spine just thinking about that.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Lepardfan » Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:14 pm

We just love Tamboti, of course it is not for the faint hearted....

When I'm in Tamboti I always try to imagine what it was like for the pioneers of Kruger, like Hamilton and his staff, to stay in the African bush, without any fences.

Tamboti is n special gem and to be honest when we stay there, we always go to the loo in pairs. My SO and kids always ask me but why should we do that? Then I say that should there be a Predator, I just trip you, so that I can have the upperhand to get away from it. Lol
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:48 pm

roaneric wrote:
Bush Baptist wrote:
leo21 wrote:Did you know that 3 of the big 5 have been found in camp?




Which 3??? Image Image



To my knowledge, no buffs nor rhinos. The leopards unfortunately were shot and the others chased out again.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby isinkwe » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:47 pm

roaneric wrote:Did you know that 3 of the big 5 have been found in camp?


When we stayed at Tamboti , morecat went to the bathroom and walked down the wrong path on her way back to our tent :slap: Walked up onto the deck and discovered a man laying naked on the deck reading a book , He casually said to her "Good Afternoon" :shock:
He was apparently not part of the big five Image
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Unread postby JeanniR » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:14 am

Isinkwe :lol:
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby leo21 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:51 am

isinkwe :funny:

OH MY :mrgreen:

talk about being one with the bush....... :big_eyes:

has anyone ever driven around in tamboti at night. its like a mini night drive

i had to drive around in camp to get my son to sleep in January( at one stage i actually parked infront of the gate but car and lights of and just sat there) MAGICAL

i saw bush buc, gennets a wild cat and honey bandger


it was amazing.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Cape of Storms » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:54 am

Absolutely an amazing camp!

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby RondaGreen » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:52 am

I'm hoping to spend 2 or 3 nights in Tamboti in June this year. I stayed there a few years ago for just one night, disappointed not to see lions but seeing plenty of wildebeeste, baboons and other wildlife. On the morning we were leaving I went back into the tent to sign the visitors book, leaving my rice cakes on the table, and came out to see them disappearing up a tree in the grasp of an adult male vervet monkey. I gave him a bit of a lecture about us not being allowed to feed the wildlife. I think it was more in response to his disappointment with the flavour than my lecture, but he opened the packet, took a bite, stared at it and then tossed the rest of the packet away, unfortunately over the fence, and although I didn't want to litter I also didn't want to meet hyenas or baboons or anything bigger if I tried to retrieve it. This time I'll be very careful about where I leave food, even if it is for only a minute or two.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Tessa G » Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:24 pm

Hi Rondagreen, If you do get to stay at Tamboti, get out early in the morning and keep your eyes peeled for wild dog on the H7 stretch of road from Orpen/Bobejaanskraans and on the Rabelais Road/Talamati Rd. We had 3 seperate sightings in 4 days!! The pack numbers about 35 or so. First morning we saw 5, 2nd morning we saw the whole pack and later in that same day we saw 9 in the dry river bed, east of Bobejaanskraans, :clap: :clap:

One morning leaving camp we saw 3 Lionesses with cubs about 1km from the split in the road to Maroela before reaching the tar.

Great camp!!!
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December 2015/2016 in Kruger - From Top to Tail
15 - 19 Punda Maria
20 - 22 Shingwedzi
23 - 25 Letaba
26 - 01 Tamboti
02 - 04 Lower Sabie
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby RondaGreen » Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:29 pm

Thanks for that Tessa. On two previous visits to Kruger I've managed to see adult lions, leopards, cheetahs (mother with almost fullgrown cubs) and hyena, but no wild dogs and no lion cubs, so will take your advice and hope to see them.
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