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Re: Seasoned Lone Travel - Need Advise

Unread post by BirgitJo » Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:12 pm

Hallo Dana,

last September I traveld the first time alone to Kruger and did it from south to north.
I stayed 2 nights at Tamboti in a normal tent and it was great :dance:
The first night a genet joined me at the braii and in the second night you could hear the honeybadgers going around in the camp :o

So I think don´t change your booking and enjoy your stay (wish I could join ) :)

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Re: Seasoned Lone Travel - Need Advise

Unread post by arks » Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:53 pm

I can just add that I have been traveling solo in Kruger (and many other SANParks, including KTP way back in 1992 when it was far more remote and 'challenging' than it is today) since 1984 with NO problems whatsoever anywhere ever. So you'll be just fine in the bush camps. Have a great trip!
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Re: Seasoned Lone Travel - Need Advise

Unread post by Elsa » Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:27 pm

So I think you have your answer Dana! 8)
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Re: Seasoned Lone Travel - Need Advise

Unread post by Travelstory » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:48 pm

Thank you all for your encouragement. Yes..., I think I have my answer!

I saw so many great things from Tamboti camp when I was last there last including a leopard who ran across the dry river bed, honey badger, genet, a BLACK MAMBA, eles, hippo, buffalo; all without even leaving the tent, (well the Mamba I saw while on a camp walk). There was also a little mouse with a big bushy tail - If memory serves he was a dormouse - who was very brave after I cooked to come see if he could come help me clean.... I just hope the mamba stays clear this time....

I appreciate all of your words and will keep the itinerary as it stands!!


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Re: Seasoned Lone Travel - Need Advise

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:55 am

Travelstory, there are many people on the forum who take trips alone.

I have often stayed at Tambotie on my own with no problem. It is one of my favorite camps. Sitting in solitude an listening to the night sounds is truly being in the moment.
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Re: Seasoned Lone Travel - Need Advise

Unread post by George_Brits » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:12 am

Dana I think you will have an amazing trip, with or without a companion, sometimes its nicer to do a trip solo, I mean, can you imagine how nice it is to sit there at Tamboti relaxing with a great book and enjoy nature in all its splendour. Memories are made of these!

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