It was my first time at Tamboti and I was suitably impressed. Entrance is quick and easy from Orpen Gate, the dirt road towards the camp is in good nick, the layout of the camp is L-shaped, each tent having its own view over the Timbavati river (most of the year a dry river bed). We stayed in the luxury tents, having their own kitchen and bathroom as well as a sleeper couch for a third person. The tent is spacious, well laid out and clean. Bedding was clean and adequate, as night time temperature was already cold. The camp does have an exclusive feel to it as only occupants may enter it. I'll definitely return in summer when the river has water. Monkeys are naughty though so don't leave any food lying around.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tamboti tented camp is a small camp situated on the banks of the Timbavati River, on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park, approximately 2km east of Orpen Rest Camp. Due to the size and location of this camp, Tamboti is one of the most popular camps in the Park. A great feature is a boma, which makes it ideal for small groups of people to gather around the campfire and relive the animal sightings of the day. For the birding enthusiasts, Tamboti offers a bird hide in which to spend hours looking for that exclusive raptor that has up to now eluded you. The natural bush feeling is kept inside the camp, which has the result of emphasizing guest privacy. ... more less