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Re: Safari tent in tamboti with the best view?

Unread post by Leanawel » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:43 pm

:redface: Sorry, you are right :thumbs_up:

Go for 21, 22 or 23. If I remember correctly, nr 22 is a good choice :hmz:

You will enjoy Tamboti, my favourite is nr 40, but it is so popular, have not been able to stay there for the last 4 years. :cry: :cry:

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Re: Safari tent in tamboti with the best view?

Unread post by hen&lies » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:56 am

Hi Kujo

Contact details:

Contact Orpen
Tel: +27 (0)13 735 6355
Fax: +27 (0)13 735 6359


You need to send them a fax with a option 1 and 2 requesting the specific tent.

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by w1tw0lf » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:21 pm

Here is some photos of the damage at Tamboti when we where there in May 2012.

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by djf » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:13 pm

Hi Tieroog
It gets very cold at night as the camp is next to the (dry)river bed. After sunset you will feel the drop in temperature.
There should be enough extra blankets in the wardrobe. Check before housekeeping lock up and go, otherwise you might be sorry.
We are going in August for the 3rd time, and manage with the bedding supplied.
Good luck with the trip.

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by SusieB » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:28 am

GregW wrote:Hi

I have a couple of questions I hope someone can help me with;

1. Are there individual braai facilities at each of the 2 and 4 bed tents (the budget ones)?
2. There are 2 of us staying, is there any advantage in getting a 4 bed over a 2 bed tent (more space etc)?

Thanks


1. Yes every tent has an individual braai.
2. We have ended up with a 4 bed tent for 2 of us a couple of times and the extra space is useful as they are very spacious. However the 2 bed are fine too.

Have a great trip!

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by saraf » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:59 am

There have been leopards in Tambotie in the recent past but I haven't heard any reports of them recently.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:12 am

Leopards would not be top of my list for potential danger. Black Mamba would be much higher.

I would hesitate to take very young children unless I could supervise very carefuly. I think there are better equiped camps for young kids. I know that I would have been in my element playing, "Explorer/Explorer", but I would certainly not be in my element with my childen doing the same.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by Leanawel » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:17 am

I agree MM - I adore Tamboti, but it is not a camp for young children to play around. Because of the bushes in camp one never know - we once encountered a snake, falling from the roof of our tent :big_eyes: Fortunately it was a harmless bushsnake (bosslang). Vistis to the bathroom at night could also be a problem with young children. Keep this wonderful camp on the wishlist for when they gets older :thumbs_up:

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by tent dweller » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:42 am

anabel1 wrote:The main problem in Tamboti is the baboons raiding the tents every morning about 7am looking for food. My granddaughter came face to face with them and was traumatised . Could have been a nasty incident. Perhaps they have moved on since the floods.


Baboons and monkeys still at Tamboti, raided and trashed our neighbours tent twice in July 2012, do not leave ANY food in tents and make sure all the windows are zipped closed when leaving in the mornings.
PRETORIUSKOP 20 - 21 December 2015
TAMBOTI 22 - 24 December 2015
OLIFANTS 25 - 27 December 2015 (with a view)
LETABA 28 - 31 December 2015
MOPANI 01 - 03 January 2016 (with a view)
PRETORIUSKOP 04 -06 January 2016

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by Cape of Storms » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:54 am

We love Tamboti and thourally enjoy staying here. We brought our girls with (6 and 8) and although they had lots of fun we had to supervise constantly. Fortunately they are very good and we promised that at Satara they could go exploring. It was amazing to stay here as always but parents need to be very aware. Even I had my heart pumping when the honey badgers came to visit. The kids were safely asleep in the tent so I rushed in to join them (ek is 'n BANGBROEK!!)


We loved our unit (number 37) but I believe the most sought after is 39 or 40. you are right in the corner and views both ways.

Have a great time and enjoy it.

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by tent dweller » Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:35 pm

Geckophobe wrote:I forgot to ask - has anyone recently (or ever)spotted a (real) leopard in Tamboti? After our recent stay there we met a couple with a young child who claimed that someone had seen a leopard in the camp and that they constantly had to watch their young child. Our six year old just loves walking to the bathroom with her torch and we had to make several trips there just for fun. I was just curious if this is a rumour or if there is s a real person out there who has seen a real leopard in the camp?


We were in Tamboti for 7 nights in July and booked an early morning drive, the guide picked us up at the abultion blocks at 5.30am and to our surprise we were the only people on the drive (3 of us), it was freezing,he opened the gates while we shone the lights in his path because he said he was scared of the leopard that sometimes lurks around the gates of Tamboti, he got into the truck and pulled off, my husband picked up some eyes with the spotlight and it was the Leopard!!!!!, not more than 25m from the gate of Tamboti.

While I was washing dishes one afternoon at approx. 4.30pm there was a lot of commotion between a few guests and later I asked what was happening and one of them told me that the leopard had just been "chased" out of the camp. I am not sure who chased the leopard out or if somebody was just making up a story.

We enjoyed Tamboti and felt safe walking to the bathrooms but you definately need a torch because in July (maybe because it is winter) it was really very, very dark.
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TAMBOTI 22 - 24 December 2015
OLIFANTS 25 - 27 December 2015 (with a view)
LETABA 28 - 31 December 2015
MOPANI 01 - 03 January 2016 (with a view)
PRETORIUSKOP 04 -06 January 2016

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by Leanawel » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:52 am

Anne Marie and Cheetah :D

Me too ... love that camp because of the wildness - one really feels small in comparison with the WILD. An ellie feeding 3 metres from where I sat at tent 40, looking in my eyes and I could sense that he/she was approving of me :doh: ... sitting very :big_eyes: still for about 30 minutes ... Tamboti is very special :thumbs_up: But I agree, not for small children.

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by Mandinga » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:33 pm

We stayed at Tamboti for the first time in July.
Stayed at #9, which is very close to the communal kitchen and bathrooms.

Upon arrival, when my wife spotted the dense vegetation inside the camp, she wanted us to pack up and look for alternative accommodation. :doh:
She couldn't believe how "recklessly irresponsible" I was to book our young family into such a wild place.
Later that evening, after experiencing the camp's mood a little bit more, she got to unwind and welcomed the break from busy camps.

We had a huge ellie along the fence on most nights. Whooping hyenas too. :thumbs_up:

We ended loving the wilderness experience.
What a great lovely quiet corner of the Kruger.

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:11 pm

Tam is a bit different from 'traditional' Kruger camps and not for everyone.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by bushbuck87 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:39 pm

We have just returned from Kruger and stayed at Tamboti for four nights in No 10 tent which is close to the bathrooms and kitchen and is highly recommended. But BABOONS WATCH OUT YOUR FOOD IS NOT SAFE IN THE TENT. The tent No 9 and 12 were raided every day and the people lost all their food and even the fridges wer cleaned out. When you book in you will be given a pamphlet on detering the baboon problem, follow it. On the veranda there is a lockup cage you can store your food in, one thing take a few 30 or 40 mm locks with you to lock this for your food to be 99% safe. Close all the tent flaps so the baboons can`t see in and if you are still worried keep your food in the car. I observed the baboons know when the camp is least bussy and that in the morning between when most people have left for their drive and before the cleaning staff arrive for duty, and then in the late afternoon before you get back before gate closing time.


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