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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by Hugh » Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:26 pm

All tents at Tamboti have super views One or two might have a branch or bush blocking the view BUT the bird life on the branch is worth it. The ablutions are quite a way from some of the tents but this did not put us off. ( I see Bush Baptist has taken out the yellow card for me telling you how nice Tamboti is )
June is going to be hectic so book now if you haven't already done so.
There is no communal braai but they do have a Boma but from what i gather it is hired out for large groups . I might be wrong there .
Every tent has its own braai area .
Just watch out for Baboons . they are a real menace.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:31 am

Baba, I agree with Hugh. If you are going to be using the economy tents and you don't relish the thought of walking to far at night, then ask for a tent close to the ablutions. I know that on my last trip to Tambotie I stayed in Tent number 24 and thoroughly enjoyed it.

I am not that fazed about walking to the ablutions. I just make sure that I have a flask in the morning for my cup of coffee or three.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by ndloti » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:43 am

4 bed tent 14 has a good view , I cannot comment on the rest .
To answer the question fully Tompower , take sealable plastic or metal containers for your foodstuffs , the baboons at Tamboti have become adept at getting into tents when there is foodstuff visible .
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Re: Best Tent in Tamboti

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:00 pm

Hi Chungu,

I have not had the pleasure of staying at this camp......yet!
But as far as I can remember from the forum most of them are under shady trees.
If you have a look at this Map you might be able to get a better idea of where the tents are placed, otherwise there is plenty of info available Here altho I'm pretty sure you will be giving loads of good advice from the other mites.
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Re: Best Tent in Tamboti

Unread post by TheunsH » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:47 pm

Hi Chungu.

On our last visit to Tamboti in July 2009 we stayed in tent 5. It wasn't very far from the ablutions and had great shade. I think numbers 6, 7, 8, etc, are even closer to the ablutions and they should all have shade! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Best Tent in Tamboti

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:47 am

Hi Chungu, I stayed in tent number 24 in August last year. I loved it. It was very close to the ablutions, very private and with a lovely view. I posted a picture of it in my trip report, "A Threefold mission, family, food and friendship". I think the picture is on page 14 of my report. I also stated that it is a tent that I will request again.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by ndloti » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:43 am

gypsygirl60 wrote:Hi all
and Im so loving the sound of Tamboti... :dance:
Thinking of 2 or 3 nights there with maybe a few more in LS ? Just have one question though -
Can you ask for a certain tent number ? ( 40 ) and if so, do you email a request when booking & paying or on the day you arrive etc
Thanks very much
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You can request a certain tent number , I believe the best method is to fax the Orpen reception and follow up with a phonecall .
Tent 40 is in my opinion the best of the LST 3 (en suite) tents there due to it being on the edge of the camp so you have neighbours on 1 side only .
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:50 pm

Rooster wrote:We are going to Tamboti on in April and I would like to know what tent number would be the best, we are going to stay in a CTT4 tent.
This is our first stay in Tamboti and I do hope that it will be one to remember.


All the tents have a river view with trees in the way. Depends what you mean by 'best'. To some that means close to ablutions, in which case 10-12 will do. Close to the hide (my least favourite one in Kruger) the lower number the better.

I hope you are ready for a 'bushy' camp with no lawns, pool, shop etc.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by Leanawel » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:09 pm

Orpen and Tamboti are only 2 km apart and situated in a very good game viewing area. Two years ago we saw the big 5 within an hour on the H7 and on top of it, a pack of wild dogs. :dance:

Orpen is a small camp, a few bungalows, renovated very smartly and all looking towards the waterhole just outside camp (Orpen webcam). No restaurant, but the small shop have just everything. :clap:

Tamboti is bush, atmosphere exciting, game visiting and crossing the dry riverbed quite frequently. An ellie visited me two afternoons in a row at tent 40, me having a sundowner and he feeding calmly a few meters from me. Everything that you want to buy, you can get at Orpen.

You will enjoy both camps :thumbs_up: the decision is yours. :hmz:

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Re: Tamboti Trips

Unread post by Tracylee » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:05 pm

And are the luxury tents that much nicer to warrant the extra cost?

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Re: Tamboti Trips

Unread post by Walloceros » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:38 pm

Helo Tracylee

W feel these tents were worth the additional cost. Spacious and well appointed/positioned
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Re: Tamboti Trips

Unread post by tiggercat » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:08 pm

Hello Tracylee

I may be wrong.... but I think the only diff between the luxury tents and the others is that the luxury ones have their own bathroom and kitchen facilities....

ALL the tents have an awesome view looking out at the (mostly dry) Timbavati River....just MAGNIFICENT.... :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by Rooster » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:48 am

Just got back from Tamboti on sunday, we staid there for 4 nights.
It was awsome, we staid in tent number 6, great view.
Every night there was Hyena's and the last night a nice big Ellie.
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Re: Tamboti Trips

Unread post by Tracylee » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:12 pm

Well - another trip to Tamboti will have to be planned - this last one came and went sooo quickly.
We werent able to stay in no 40 - and were told that if we want even a chance for that one we should book it at least 3 months in advance as it is the most popular. So we stayed in no 38 which was also great. The bushes had just been chopped down in front of it so we had a lovely view.

GoAfrica - I am :redface: that I didnt get to check out the best 4 sleepers as you asked. We went for a lovely walk around and met up with friendly people who we had nice chats with, and, well, I forgot.

There was a young foreign couple who were nervous about the baboons barking in the trees in the camp - werent sure what they were. Well I think we and our newfound friends made the couple more nervous than they were to begin with. We explained that that was why we chose to stay at Tamboti! :wink: I think they probably wouldn't have gone to the loo that night. :lol: Shame.

The night we were there was eerily quiet - so quiet that we listened to No 37 snoring away. We heard hyenas once. But in the morning there had been a cheeter kill just nearby. The cheeters must have had their fill because they were romping around while the jackals and vultures were having their turn. What a start to the day!

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Re: Tamboti Trips

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Mon May 03, 2010 7:30 pm

1-30 are the basic ones, some 2s and others 4s.
31-40 are the larney ones.

They are strung out in a line, each one having a view of the river, some with trees obscuring a clear view.
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