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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Bushbuddies » Tue May 27, 2014 3:34 pm

We are visiting Tamboti for the first time on 20-23 June. We'll be staying in a luxury tent (LST3), and I tried to request unit 40. Unfortunately it is already taken... They have now allocated the tent next door, # 39 to us. Does anybody know what it is like and how its view is?
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby arks » Tue May 27, 2014 5:22 pm

#39 isn't quite so nice as #40, but it is definitely my 2nd choice and I'm sure that you'll be happy with it. Enjoy Tamboti! :mrgreen:
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Tue May 27, 2014 8:42 pm

Hi Bushbuddies,

Just go back a little on this forum for advice.

They have a steel "cage" outside each chalet to put your stuff in -- NB the monkeys still put their hands through the bars and eat your avos, fruit etc. quite easily! So even there, it needs to be INSIDE something. The other option is to leave a lot of your food in the trailer/boot.

I usually leave food inside the tent in a cupboard where it is NOT visible from outside, and we make sure the gauze is closed as well...
Enjoy!

I got stung badly by wasps that hide behind the sightings board -- they pop out as soon as you want to put a pin on the board and zap you!

Maye we'll bump into each other there one day!

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Warning about Tambotie camp.

Unread postby Afriphile » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:33 pm

We have just returned from a superb Kruger trip,but would like to give a warning about animals,especially Honey badgers at Tambotie camp.
We have stayed there before,and were warned at Orpen check in,but did not expect what we encountered.
While out in the afternoon,an animal,probably a vervet or baboon,got into our friends tent and stole food and caused quite a mess.
We traced the break in to a piece of canvas which although repaired,had been forced open again.We placed the fire extinguisher against this area and laughed it off.
Before going to bed that night we washed up,put all waste in the big metal bins,stored everything else in the fridge,inside the tent,and went to sleep.
About midnight I heard Mr H B come to our tent and check things out,but finding nothing he moved on.
10 mins later all he'll broke loose next door. He had forced his way in to the tent and opened the fridge door,the noise and fridge light waking my friend.Shouting ,banging and finding no meat convinced him to leave by the same route,only to return later in the night to find his access blocked by the microwave oven.
This was obviously reported at Orpen,which brought a smile and shrug of the shoulders.
Sadly the problems are escalating and I fear an injury could happen especially if the animal finds food and thinks you are trying to take it off them,not to mention the shock of waking up with an HB in the tent with you.
This was tent 38.

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Re: Warning about Tambotie camp.

Unread postby arks » Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:54 pm

JeanniR wrote:We stayed in tent number 38 this past weekend and we had no problems with Honey Badgers. :thumbs_up:

There were also no unrepaired tears in the canvas, so the staff must have fixed the place were the HB entered your friend's tent.

Whilst we were packing up on Sunday morning (around 05:30) the two Badgers came running towards our tent, the moment they spotted us they turned around and fled. So I would not say that they have lost all fear of humans. This was also their only visit to our tent during our stay.

Thanks JeanniR, that's very encouraging news :thumbs_up:
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Tamboti camp

Unread postby lavendula » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:30 pm

Hi there

I'm going to tamboti and was wondering if there is electricity there? So that I can use my kettle and hairdryer?
Or must I take my codac cooker?

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Re: Tamboti camp

Unread postby Elsa » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:38 pm

Warm welcome to the forum lavendula! :clap:

You don't mention what type of accommodation you have booked.
The luxury tents have their kitchens and own bathrooms and the more budget tents which use communal kitchens and bathrooms.
but having said that both types will have electric plug points.
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Re: Tamboti camp

Unread postby Hugh » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:39 pm

there is electricity so you can have your cuppa and look glam at the same time
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Re: Warning about Tambotie camp.

Unread postby DASSIEDELIGHT » Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:05 pm

We stayed at Tamboti 7th/8th September and received a quick visit from HB first night. If it/they came the second night we didn't hear them. Shame we didn't actually see them this time. We also did not have trouble from either baboons or vervets but then we always put all our food inside the tent.

We had tent no 34 (an LST3) which we know some 'mites complain about. It does have a large tree blocking the view of the river one way but a clear view the other. We liked having the tree there as we had lots of birdie visits and the dappled shade was welcome as it was very hot. Also there is even a toaster and microwave in the room!

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby DASSIEDELIGHT » Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:08 pm

We stayed at Tamboti 7th/8th September. We had tent no 34 (an LST3) which we know some 'mites complain about. It does have a large tree blocking the view of the river one way but a clear view the other. We liked having the tree there as we had lots of birdie visits and the dappled shade was welcome as it was very hot. Also there is even a toaster and microwave in the room!

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Wildkyker » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:43 am

Is this not a great site after a long absence from Tamboti?

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Swimming pool at Orphen

Unread postby taryncmurray » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:14 am

We are staying at Tamboti for 3 nights in Nov. Are Tamboti guests allowed to use the pool at Orphen?

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IS Tamboti suitable for children

Unread postby taryncmurray » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:26 am

Spending 3 nights at Lower Sabie, 3 at Letaba and 3 at Tamboti (with an early exit on last morning). with our 1 year old and 3 year old in early Nov. Any thoughts on the suitability of Tamboti for small children?

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Re: Swimming pool at Orphen

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:45 am

Yes, you are! :thumbs_up:
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Re: IS Tamboti suitable for children

Unread postby Lepardfan » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:55 am

This is quite a tough decision to make.

IMHO I would rather go for a camp like Satara, when small kids are involved, there is just far more that you can do with them. It is not a no go here for Tamboti, but the bush is quite dense and of course you would have to constantly keep your eye on you children(not that you won't do this at any other camp).

The other part is of course, how much time will you be spending in the camp itself? If you are people who drive around most of the day, although I think it might be quite difficult with small children, and basically only using the camps accommodation I would opt for Tamboti.

Hope you have a wonderful stay. :thumbs_up:
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