The entrance to Tamboti Tented campsThe entrance to Tamboti Tented camps

Tamboti Tented Camp is a small camp that overlooks the usually dry Timbavati riverbed on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park, approximately 2 km east of Orpen Rest Camp.  It's a lovely bushy camp with two types of tents- Safari Tents and Luxury Safari Tents....

The  camp does not have a shop, restaurant or petrol (fuel) facilities, these you will find at Orpen Rest Camp, where you need to check in before going to Tamboti tented camp.

Tamboti Safari tentTamboti Safari tent


There are 30 Safari Tents and 10 Luxury Safari Tents all on the perimeter overlooking the river bed.

The Safari tents 1 to 30 have either 2 single beds or 4 single beds, each has electrical plug points with lights, a large fan and a fridge.....

Tamboti 2 bed Safari tentTamboti 2 bed Safari tent
Tamboti 4 bed Safari tentTamboti 4 bed Safari tent

The Safari tents do not have en suite bathrooms, but communal bathrooms, with showers, toilets and hand basins. All the tents are serviced daily and supplied with bedding, towels and soap.

Tamboti ablutionsTamboti ablutions

A large cage on the wooden deck, houses a fridge with place on the side to put your food stuff, they have been made to be baboon and honey badger proof.....

Tamboti Safari TentTamboti Safari Tent

The communal kitchens and food preparation areas have hotplates, a microwave, sinks with hot water and a cylinder that provides boiling water 24 hours a day

Tamboti communal kitchen areaTamboti communal kitchen area

The natural bush feeling is kept inside the camp, which provides privacy for each tent.

All the Safari tents have braai facilities and a wooden deck, some with good views over the river bed.....

Stunning view from our Tamboti Safari tentStunning view from our Tamboti Safari tent
Braaing at TambotiBraaing at Tamboti

There are ten luxury Safari tents 31 to 40; some of which have been revamped....

Tamboti luxury Safari TentTamboti luxury Safari Tents

the picture above shows some of the old tents and the picture below shows the revamped tent.

Tamboti Luxury safari tentTamboti Luxury safari tent

each Luxury tent has a double bed with a double sleeper couch, en suite bathroom and they also have electrical plug points with lights and a large ceiling fan....

Interior of luxury Safari tent number 40
Tamboti Safari tent bathroomTamboti Safari tent en suite bathroom

all the luxury Safari tents have a fully equipped kitchen, with hotplate, fridge, sink and kettle and a large wooden deck with table and chairs.

Tamboti Luxury Safari tent kitchen with a viewLuxury Safari tent kitchen with a view

These photographs below are of luxury safari tent number 40,  at the end of the row. It is the most private tent and provides a stunning view of the riverbed and the veld...

Rear view of tent number 40 before the revamp
Front view of tent number 40
A view from the deck at tent 40A view from the deck at tent 40


For birding enthusiasts, Tamboti has a bird hide in camp......

Tamboti Bird hideTamboti Bird hide

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Take a walk round camp and see what you find; we have seen birds, insects, vultures nesting in camp and at night genets. We also see the honey badgers, at night...

and by day...

Tamboti Honey badger in riverbedHoney badger in riverbed in front of our tent
Tamboti sunbird on car windowSunbird sitting on our car window
Tamboti visitor praying mantisPraying mantis visiting the communal kitchen area
Tamboti genet coming into campGenet coming into camp for a visit
Tamboti Honey badgerTamboti Honey badger paying us a visit

Elephant, Hyenas and a leopard walking past camp at night....

Tamboti elephant walking past our tent at nightElephant walking past our tent at night

We spotted this leopard walking past our tent at dinnertime. We scrambled to get the shot but fortunately my 150-600mm Sigma lens was already set up on the tripod.

Leopard in front of our tent number 20 at TambotiLeopard in front of our tent number 20 at Tamboti

The next morning we found the leopard in a tree on the Tamboti camp access road with a wildebees kill - image further down the page...

There are guided game drives, guided walks and bush braais available,  please ask at Orpen reception when you check in.

The area is good for wild dogs, lion, elephant, wildebeest, zebras, giraffe, cheetah and leopard. We have had some amazing sightings just on the H7 between Orpen and Satara.

Baby Wildebeest on the H7Baby Wildebeest on the H7
Leopard with kill on Tamboti access roadLeopard with kill on Tamboti access road
Giraffe mom with dead baby on Tamboti access roadGiraffe mom with dead baby on Tamboti access road
Lions attacking baby giraffe on Tamboti access road
Wildebeest mom and baby near TambotiWildebeest mom and baby near Tamboti

You will also find some nice areas for landscape photography along the H7

Sunrise on the H7 in the Tamboti areaSunrise on the H7 in the Tamboti area

And Tamboti is situated in the heart of the Birmingham pride territory, so you have an excellent chance of seeing the white lioness and the white lion cub...!

white lion cubWhite lion cub from Birmingham pride - on the Tamboti camp access road!
white lion cub with his motherWhite lion cub with his mom - from Birmingham pride
White lioness of the Birmingham prideWhite lioness from Birmingham pride

This page has been created to allow visitors to post their special stories and pictures for others to see.

The photographs should be taken from within the camp or close to the Orpen, Maroela camp areas such as the Rabelais loop, S140 or H7 roads.

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Tamboti's mascot Honey Badger looking to share our braai

Bum Shots 
When we stay at Tamboti we do see animals from our tent but we tend to get only bum shots...

Another 'Bum Shot'... 
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