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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by minettest » Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:40 pm

Vir die gereeld tamboti besoeke rs wil graag weet is daar plek langs die safari tente om ons trailer bv te parkeer vir die dag terwyl ons uit ry? Iemand het genoem op fb daars geen plek nie moet ons dan eder dink om by maroela dan te gaan kamp met ons eie tent?

Translation: I would like to know from the regular visitors if there is space next to the safari tents to park a trailer while we drive around. Someone on F/B said that there is no space, so should we rather think of going to Maroela and camping there with our own tent
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by angiek » Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:45 pm

Daar is by elke tent genoeg plek om die trailer te los. Baie lekker kamp. Ons April daar gebly. Wees net versigtig vir ape en bobbejane, ratels kuier elke aand en keer die asblik op stoep om

Translation: There is enough space next to each tent to leave a trailer. Very nice camp. We stayed there in April. Just be careful of the Baboons, monkeys, Honey Badgers who visit each night and once overturned the rubbish bin

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:38 am

Angiek & minettest please do note that the Forum language is English and if posting in another language a translation must be supplied.

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by cathyb » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:01 am

We are finally, after many years' gap, returning to the wonderful Tamboti on Saturday for 4 nights, staying in the luxury tents :D . From reading the forums I see that the animal activity in the camp has increased significantly since we were last there so I would like some advice from people who have been there more recently. We will secure the fridge with straps as we always do; if foodstuff and drinks are shut in the cupboards in the kitchen area are they safe from raiding, or does one need to take all foodstuff into the tent? Also, is there any way of padlocking the kitchen cupboards to keep them safe?

I would appreciate any feedback from the experts

Thanks

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:21 pm

Cathy, the fridges are now all installed in metal cages so as long as the doors remain firmly bolted that should be fine.
We have one of those big black study plastic storage boxes that we keep all our foodstuff in and store it inside and have not a problem to date.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by RondaGreen » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:37 am

I spent three nights in Tamboti. I asked for and was given a tent fairly close to the toilet block, for which I was grateful. I never saw the honey badgers (I was hoping to see them, but not too close or in the food cupboard!!) although I did finally see one late in the day south of Skukuza, racing across the road as though it had been disturbed by something. Nor did I see baboons (although saw plenty elsewhere). While driving just after dawn I saw hyenas, lion and jackals, and a pair of amorous warthogs, and on my final morning a leopard crossed the road right in front of me! On a sunset drive we saw lion and cheetah before dark, then my first bushbabies and civets. Add to this the calls of lion and hyenas at night, and that I wasn't as cold as I'd anticipated (I did have a warm sleeping bag in addition to the blankets though, and two hot water bottles and long underwear) and I was very happy I decided to spend those three nights there.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by Tessa G » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:49 pm

I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Tamboti RhondaGreen. One of our favourites.

We were also lucky as far as not being hassled by the baboons on our last trip, but did have a midnight visit by the badger. We did not see him, but heard him. :lol:

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by kssager » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:21 am

Stayed for 3 nights in August at luxury tent #39. Never saw a baboon or honey badger....just a few pesky vervets. Honestly the only animal we saw from our tent besides spurfowl and vervets was a single bushbuck and a genet. Heard plenty of hyenas throughout the night though. I will say that #39 needs the brush cut back along the fence in order to get a better view. We had a single tunnel view straight across the river bed...absolutely no view up/down the river. I did sneak over to #40 before new people arrived, and thought they also needed to trim the bushes looking out over river bed. This is the corner unit (and many say is the best)....but seeing anything along the other fence is tough unless it is right next to it as the vegetation is so thick. I walked the other way, and wish I wrote down which one was the best...it was either 36,37, or 38 from the 5 I looked at (I think 37). I also peeked at the view from a few of the non-luxury tents (communal ablutions) and thought there view was better and more clear. But honestly I am not complaining as we are on drives all day...and by the time we get back, we have very little daylight to see anything anyways.
One thing our ranger did talk about while going out for our sunset drive was the fact that Tamboti is surrounded by a certain type of grass that the animals like (when it is green). It is the real short grass that is along the spur road once you turn off the H7. He was explaining that once the rains come, the animals will migrate here to have their young....and feed on the grass. When we were there in August obviously everything is bone dry, and of no value to the grazers. But I wonder if in fact when the rain comes, and the grass turns green...if the wildlife really do come there for this. And maybe this would be a tip/advantage to stay in Tamboti more in the green season vs the dry season?

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:10 am

Great advice kssager!
and I agree with the guide info re animal movement in the wet season as we have previously stayed, not in Tamboti, but in Orpen in Feb and the plains just before the gate and the turn off to Tamboti are literally alive with animals, so much so that we often would drive out a half hour before gate closing and just park off along side the road and sit and watch the parade.
It was amazing how much and the variety we saw. 8)
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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:45 am

leo21 wrote:has any one experienced that there is more Mozzie activity at Tamboti during the day then any where els.

I follow the usual rules with marlaria Tablets and cream during dusk and dawn, but when we arrieved at Tamboti smack bang in the middle of the day i was almost carried away by the amount of mozzie bites i suffered walking from our car to the tent??

:big_eyes: :big_eyes:


Leo, we did have a mozzie "challenge' once. I think it was in October. :hmz: We left the door open and had a home invasion. That is when we found out that Orpen shops do not sell mozzie killers, only repellents.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by leo21 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:31 am

DinkyBird wrote:I suppose the cool shade of the camp is a good place for mozzies to hide day or night :hmz:



makes sence Dinky Bird
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26 December - [b]Pretoriuskop[/b]
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by leo21 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:33 am

kite wrote:Hi leo21,
What month was this?
Was there water in the river bed?
Kite



Kite this was December( i know it is that timeof the year) but i was very suprised by the amount of mozzies during the middle of the day.
i have never been harased by mozzies during the day at any other camp

the River bed was fairly dry with only small running streams
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by leo21 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:41 am

Meandering Mouse wrote:
leo21 wrote:has any one experienced that there is more Mozzie activity at Tamboti during the day then any where els.

I follow the usual rules with marlaria Tablets and cream during dusk and dawn, but when we arrieved at Tamboti smack bang in the middle of the day i was almost carried away by the amount of mozzie bites i suffered walking from our car to the tent??

:big_eyes: :big_eyes:


Leo, we did have a mozzie "challenge' once. I think it was in October. :hmz: We left the door open and had a home invasion. That is when we found out that Orpen shops do not sell mozzie killers, only repellents.



HAHAHA that must ahave been a long night of swatting the air....it was bad i didnt know they were so active during the day... it wont stop me from going again but il be better prepeard next time thats for sure.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by Travelstory » Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:58 pm

We had the great pleasure of staying two nights in tent #40 in June 2015. We saw so many things from the deck of our tent. A genet graced us with her presence each evening hanging out in the tree right next to the deck. Impala and elephant regularly came right beside the tent headed for the dry river bed. We saw a leopard run across the dry river bed in a big hurry; I can't even believe we saw him he was running so fast from one side to the other. A honey badger came both nights to see what he could see. AND we saw a black mamba crossing the river bed which we learned from the Kruger FB page lives UNDER tent 40!!! Hmmmmm!

There were baboons and vervets.

Tamboti is a spectacular place!

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by leo21 » Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:00 pm

I have posted a topic about this but was wondering who els can help...


Anyone with torch knowledge. Im looking for a good torch to see across the river bank with.

Is a 500 lumens with a 234 beam distance any good?
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