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Tamboti Camp

Kruger National Park, South Africa
Tamboti Camp
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at Tamboti for 1 night, but we wished it were more. We stayed in one of the safaritents, looking over the (dry) river. It was the most beautiful camp we stayed at in Kruger and Addo. With only tents, no shop/restaurants, you really feel like camping in the bush. You check in at Orpen rest camp, where there... More 

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Bothell, Wa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Tamboti Tented camp in 2014 and have already booked a return there for 2015. The tents can't really be considered tents, as ours had ensuite shower and kitchen. Our deck overlooked the dry riverbed, and we had visits each evening from Honey Badger and Genets. We are definitely hooked on Tamboti.

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Kempton Park, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We spent two nights in No.41 (luxury tent) in Tamboti last week. We were very disappointed. My daughter had been there five years before and really found them to be luxury, well cared for and very pleasant. The tent we arrived at was literally green with mildew. The varandah was totally neglected with no varnish in sight. Dry rot has... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The tent was large and cool, reasonably clean and with a surprisingly good shower. There was a smell of stale cigarettes, though, which wasn't pleasant. The outside kitchen had just about everything we needed, though a 'neighbour' had to pop over to borrow bottle and tin openers as they were missing from his tent. The electric hob was very slow... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This was our second visit to Tamboti - we absolutely love it. The tents are well kept and surprisingly bug-free inside! It's really a bush experience with thick dense bush between tents which look out over the river (dry in Aug 2013 but flowing this visit). A hyena passed by the fence a few meters from us and we heard... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We visit the Kruger annually and decided to stay at Tamboti tent camp near Orpen gate as part of our holiday. This area is well known for wildlife and didn't disappoint. We saw leopard that crossed the road; the pack of 30+ wild dogs; 4 beautiful male lions; numerous elephant herds; jackals; hyeana in addition to all the general game... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Stayed at Tamboti Tented Camp during a school excursion. The tent had four single beds, clean linen and well maintained, a cupboard for clothes, a fan, lights and sufficient plug points. Beds comfortable. Tents overlook the dry riverbed in the winter months, but still loads of animals were seen. Each tent has a patio with patio furniture, a fridge and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It was an exciting experience.After the sun went down, we could here the sounds of so many animals by the river right next to our tent.I was only terrified to walk through the dark brush towards the toilet at night to relieve myself. It was very scary!However, my time in Kruger would've felt incomplete had I not stayed at Tamboti!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We visited Tamboti twice this year: once in a standard tent and once in the deluxe tent. We really enjoyed both stays, but especially in the deluxe tent. It had a real "outdoor" feeling, but did offer the luxury (nice bathroom, kitchen, kingsize bed) and privacy. Both tents were clean. We feel that Tamboti is the best camp in Kruger... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We looked forward to our 2 night stay at Tamboti as the perfect end to our holiday. We enjoyed a hassle free book in at the Orpen Camp and were duly warned about the monkeys and baboons. We arrived at tent 38 really looking forward to a relaxing last couple of days. Upon arrival it looked wonderful – just what... More 

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