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nThambo Tree Camp

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Kruger National Park, South Africa
nThambo Tree Camp
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tiny, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I recently visited nThambo Tree Camp for a Four Day safari experience. Our son had been there and it came highly recommended from him. Thank Goodness! He really steered us right. nThanmbo was easy to drive in to and on the way we even saw our first giraffe. This is rustic luxury and without crowds! We slept... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Service was amazing from start to finish. Couldn't have imagined a better service experience for 3 nights anywhere no matter the situation. Our guides unbelievably knowledgeable and extremely friendly. They were truly passionate about everything we experienced. They seemed as excited as us every time we saw an animal, no matter if they'd seen it a thousand times. Our rooms... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Really enjoyed nThambo. Super relaxing place, the un-fenced location means you can't wander far from the camp which forces you to just take it easy by the pool, or have a mid day nap or read a book and generally just slow down and relax, which is exactly what we were after. We saw all the wildlife we were hoping... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I was blown away by nThambo Tree Camp and staff. Luan Oosthuizen was a superb host and raconteur. Our ranger Matt Roberts' knowledge and passion about wildlife was inspiring. Isaack Nkuna, our tracker was also fantastic, finding an enormous lion in a thick tangle of bush. With Matt and Isaack, we got up close and personal with elephants, buffalo herds,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Nthambo is a fantastic place! We had such an amazing trip we can't wait to go back. Luan & Isaac were so knowledgeable and taught us so much as this was our first safari. The "tree" houses are so special and it was very cool to feel like we were in the wild (without actually sleeping outside). The views from... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

What a wonderful experience. We spent 4 nights in Jan 2015 at nThambo exploring the Klaserie Game Reserve. We were greated warmly by our hosts, Lily, our guides, Matt and Luan and our tracker, Isaac. Our 2 game drives a day were superb. We saw numerous animals including all the big 5, however, just in the nick of time. We... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Saw the big 5 in one day! Isaac & Luan our guides/trackers were the ultimate host! What made this experience in the bush so perfect was how welcomed they made you feel. Throughout this fabulous adventure we were able to not only have a morning & evening safari, but a midday walking safari! Isaac & Luan know there stuff! The... More 

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Regina, Canada
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This was the 'Grand Finale' after our wonderful stay at Africa on Foot. The rooms are lofts built above the bushveld. Watch the giraffes from your decks as the sun rises and sit around the dinner table until after sunset to share your game drive experiences. nThambo is a small private camp in the Kruger Park and offers a personal... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

After Africa on Foot this was an great end to one of my best bush experiences to date! This camp was intimate, peaceful and beautifully appointed. Rooms lofted in the trees with views across the bushveld you will be mesmerised by the sheer serenity! Again the professional and knowledgeable guides made it that much better. Thanks Matt and Isaac (the... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

this beautiful experience goes beyond the first class camping accommodation it's all about the interaction with the bush and the animals you see on the two safari drives a day. The amazing knowledge of the bush shared by guide/drivers Matt & Luan gave me such an understanding and appreciation of the area, I long to return again and again. There... More 

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