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Sep 27th, 2012, 04:14 PM
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True, FP may not use the same guides, but why chance it? She said FP used Pollman Tours in Kenya and her comment about her Kenya guide was "Totally lacking in enthusiasm,unfriendly to us,uninformative etc etc." Her Tanzanian guide was a bit better, but only "Okay". I don't know who the outfitter was there. Of course, that can happen with any outfitter, I suppose... getting a guide that's subpar. My Kibo guides have been uniformly excellent, though.
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Sep 30th, 2012, 06:22 PM
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OAT and Mara extension looks better than Smart and Tanz extension.

--OAT has Mara & Serengeti
--OAT has 3 nts in Mara on their 4 night extension trip and Smart offers only 2 nts in Mara.
--OAT has 2 nts Tarangire and Smart has 1
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Sep 30th, 2012, 08:25 PM
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Thanks for your comments Atravelynn,

We have booked with OAT and your comparison notes help to "cement the deal."
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Oct 1st, 2012, 12:48 PM
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Hi I am signed in as 1ladyrep but when we went to South Africa I used the name Spiegelcjs. You were all so helpful and we actually met some of you at the LA get together. That trip was amazing and we used Eyes on Africa. We r now looking to plan Kenya and Tanzina for 2014. Suggestions for the following please
1. Best time of year for weather, viewing and migration
2. There is never enough time but what is a good amount?
3. Suggestions for companies for independent tour

Thanks as always
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Oct 1st, 2012, 02:38 PM
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1ladyrep -

Suggest you start your own thread rather than tagging on here. You'll get specific replies and able to follow your progress.
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Oct 1st, 2012, 04:27 PM
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Thanks will do that
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Oct 4th, 2012, 05:11 PM
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Jaydh, you're an OAT customer! Now the countdown to the fun begins!
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