This is the fourth in a series about Kruger Park accommodations. We travelled from north to south and booked accommodations in advance. We spent our fourth night and really enjoyed our stay at Tamboti Tent Camp.
Night Four: Our Stay at Tamboti Tent Camp
Tamboti tent camp is one of the smaller camps in Kruger, remote and peaceful. It’s the only camp we stayed in which doesn’t even have a reception desk – to check in at Tamboti, we had to first stop in at the bigger Orpen Rest Camp a few kilometers east.
Tamboti is a type of tree, and it’s a poisonous tree. Fortunately we didn’t have any experiences with the Tamboti tree; just the camp named for it.
Lodging at Tamboti Tent Camp
Our lodging at Tamboti was a big tent with a bedroom and bathroom inside, and an outdoor kitchen on a deck, which we quite liked. We liked the natural beauty and the outdoor elements to staying there especially.
Besides being comfortable, Tamboti was a great location for spotting animals. In fact, just outside the gate on the way in we saw a leopard’s kill of impala hanging in a tree, and when we left the next morning, we saw two hyenas finishing off the meal.
More Remote and Peaceful at Tamboti
Tamboti didn’t have the amenities of the big camps, but you don’t need a store or a restaurant every night. And, unless you have kids, you’re probably not going to swim in the pool with other people’s kids. The natural beauty, peace, and outdoor feel made Tamboti a lovely spot for the night. We would return for a longer stay if we could.