Tamboti (Satellite Camp) - Kruger Park
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.
Visitors have to report at the reception office at Orpen.
Special areas of interest out of camp are:
- Rabelais Hut
- Rabelais Pan
- Bobbejaan Krans
- Muzandzeni Picnic Site
- Nhlanguleni Picnic Site
- Timbavati Picnic Site
- Ratel Pan Bird Hide
5 Things to seek -
- Black-backed Jackal
- Blue Wildebeest
- White-backed Vulture
- Lesser Black-winged Plover
- How to get there
- Tamboti is a satellite camp about 4km from Orpen.Accommodation at Tamboti (Satellite Camp) - Kruger Park
Budget Safari Tents
15 x 2-bed and 15 x 4-bed permanent furnished canvas tents on stilts, including a fridge, standing fan inside tent and small veranda. Communal ablutions and communal kitchens available.
Semi-luxury Safari Tents
10 x 3-bed permanent furnished canvas tents on stilts, fully equipped, with shower, fridge, cooking and braai facilities. It contains 1 double bed and a sleeper couch.Tamboti camp is managed from Orpen camp and has no Reception area. Guests are required to report to Orpen camp for check-in.
Accommodation at Tamboti tented camp is ideal for backpacking, camping and caravanning communities looking for a self-catering bushveld experience.Important Notice
1. Accommodation rates do not include Conservation Fees
which are payable at the entrance gates.
2. Please ensure that you are familiar with the Rules & Regulations
of National Parks before making a booking.Regulations when Exiting the Park:
In order to improve overall controls some changes have been made to the check-out process at camps in the Kruger National Park and your assistance and co-operation is kindly requested in this regard.
Guests are reminded that only guests with valid exit permits
will be allowed to exit the park. For day visitors these are issued upon entry at gates and for overnight guests these are issued by the last camp on the guest itinerary.
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Tamboti (Satellite Camp) - Kruger Park Map:
Tamboti (Satellite Camp) - Kruger Park Guest Reviews
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
based on 8
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Some tents are very far from ablution, which makes it difficult at night specially for older people. Needed: Bedside tables and a microwave.
Rating: Reviewed by Salome Steenkamp on 15 June 2017
We loved the tent concept and the seclusion of this satellite camp, but were disappointed with the condition of our so called "luxury" tent. The tent was very old and tired, and the fold out sleeper couch was too short even for our 9 year old and really uncomfortable. I had to chase up bed linen for it as none was supplied despite having booked for 3 people. Kitchen equipment / utensils etc were pretty inadequate compared with other camps we had stayed in. The smaller tents with no facilities looked to be in much better condition and had lovely paved braai area etc. Much more appealing. We did notice however that the tent next to ours was being upgraded and wondered if this was the beginning of an upgrade of all the luxury tents. We hope so as we would love to return. Tamboti has great potential.
Rating: Reviewed by Helen Jones on 16 January 2017
My friends and me enoyed our stay in Tamboti camp very much - it was one of the highlights of our South Africa journey!
Rating: Reviewed by Aili Kontus over a year ago
During our travel through the park, this was the only camp where we had shared facilities and we must compliment management on the excellent - clean and neat - ablutions in the camp. The only negative I might add is that some of the tents are a bit too far from the ablutions, we saw quite a few campers who opted to drive to the toilets & kitchen. But overall, a very nice camp to stay in and well priced.
Rating: Reviewed by Elsa Groenewald over a year ago
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