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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by goafrica » Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:42 pm

Hi, we stayed in 18 & 19 this year. Both had great views The bushes out side 18 had been cut back I think. I can confirm that you cannot see number 20 from 19, as its a little bit round the corner.

Do take care with your foodstuffs.....keep everything in the fridge and take a lugage strap or a rope to tie the fridge closed. Dont leave ANY windows open, or the door. The monkeys are very attracted to brown paper bags whatevr is inside, so dont leave souvenirs etc where they can see the bag!!

The monkeys are super intelligent, so they can figure out pretty quickly if you are going to be firm and not let them get to stuff, that and a few warning pebbles thrown in their general direction and they get the message.

A large thermos flask is a huge help with hot water at tamboti, or an elecric kettle if you have a little one!

Have a great time.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by TheunsH » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:15 pm

cathyb wrote: We're going to ask for Tent 40 but, failing that, any ideas for which other tent would be good?
Thanks

Cathyb, we stayed in Tamboti a few months ago a and if number 40 is not available go for number 34...very nice and bit separate from the rest! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by TheunsH » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:30 pm

Yes Cathy it has plenty of shade. We have stayed in number 33 which is very close to number 32, but number 34 is a bit separate from number 33, close to the fence and I couldn't see number 35 at the other side! So I think it is a good option! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by naomi c » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:56 am

A few photo's (for future reference) of tent no 14 where we had a thouroughly enjoyable 3 nights at the end of December 2010.

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Walkway to no 14:
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by ndloti » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:03 pm

BushKrazy wrote:Hi AllI have a night booked at Tamboti in June this year. Any recommendations as to what number I should try and request? I have an LST3 booked. How do I go about requesting a specific tent. Usually stay at the main rest camps, so looking forward to staying in a quieter satellite. Was hesitant at first but judging from some of the comments I have done the right thing in booking a stay at Tamboti. :dance:


I would recommend # 40 which is the last tent at the far end of the camp alongside the boundary fence , which is about 2 metres from the stairs to the deck on which the tent is situated .

Phone the camp and request a contact person to whom you could fax your request .

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by Stark » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:17 pm

Quite a cost difference between the standard and luxury tents. Are the luxury tens worth the extra, or are the communal facilities abundant enough?
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by ndloti » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:31 pm

In my opinion the communal facilities are good enough .
The LST 3 units are larger , and if you want to total privacy they are the war to go .
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:48 am

I agree with that Forest :thumbs_up:

I have always found the communal ablutions to be very clean and well serviced. I do advise people to make sure that they take a flask if they enjoy more than one cup of coffee in the morning. The kitchen area is rather far from some of the tents.
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Re: Tamboti

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:28 pm

Welcome to the forum sonjob.

There is a long thread on Tamboti and I am sure the mods will merge yours with it soon.

Tamboti has no shop - nearest is Orpen 2 km down the road.

All the tents are strung out in a line, and you should have some view of the river, but trees - giving shade - mght block your direct view.

The fridge is normal Kruger size, with a freezer compartment. The unit has a fest spinning fan to cool you off.

Each tent is raised on a deck with a stoep with a plastic table & chairs.
Each tent has a braai, and you can get from one to the next quite easily.

Otherwise all I can say is :mrgreen:
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by kite » Wed May 25, 2011 1:25 pm

The luxury tents " L" in booking code have all essentials .
The C tents make use of communal kitchen but u need own pots, dishes and utensils. (paper plates, plastic cutlery, tongs and 1 pot can do it)
I think all tents have own braai?
Check Bush Baptist?

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by Leanawel » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:28 pm

Maybe I can help. About 5 years ago we stayed in 23 and it was marvellous, the view very good and very near to the ablution. I do not know how the view from 23 is at the moment :hmz: 22 also looked nice at that time. Hope you enjoy TAMBOTI, it is a :thumbs_up: camp.

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by BushKrazy » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:09 pm

Hey Boslaaitie

Welcome to the forum.

Roaneric posted pics of Tamboti tents on this thread Accomodation Photos

Have a look there. I have never stayed at Tamboti but maybe the views are very similar? Maybe Cheetah can clarify that for you. I have never been but will be in tent 40 at the beginning of July...until then I have to try and keep myself from failing my exam by not continually been on the forum...be warned it gets addictive.

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by roaneric » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:53 am

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.
If you want to see some pictures, you can look at this link
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:27 pm

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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Tamboti?

Unread post by Stark » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:01 am

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