marius1 and others; opinion about ATR

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Apr 28th, 2005, 03:37 PM
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marius1 and others; opinion about ATR

Marius1, I see from other posts that you used Africa Travel Resource for your trip. Were you satisfied? Any other responders?
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May 2nd, 2005, 10:42 AM
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Help folks. Has anyone traveled on an ATR trip? I am about to book one and would feel better if someone is a satisfied customer.
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May 4th, 2005, 01:13 AM
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hi bat

I've been dealing with ATR and they seem pretty good, but havent actually used them for safari - sorry!!!
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Nov 22nd, 2005, 01:30 AM
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Hello Bat, I am an infrequent visitor to this site so is it too late to answer your question? I assume so but let me know.
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Nov 22nd, 2005, 07:21 AM
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Hi Marius:
I went ahead and booked with ATR--but would not mind hearing more details about your experience with the company. I read your earlier comments about Mawe Ninga. Did everything go smoothly on your trip? Did you like your guide, etc

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Nov 22nd, 2005, 07:41 AM
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We had a fantastic trip. We had a hitch at Nairobi airport as we didn't appear to be listed for our connecting flight. Turned out that our tickets were with the pilot so didn't arrive until the plane did. Our luggage was then lost. The airport staff were incredibly unhelpful but neither of these problems was down to ATR and they were helpful in ensuring our luggage caught up with us. (make sure you keep essentials in your hand luggage just in case).
We did the first part of our safari in the north of Tanzania (Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro) and the second in the Selous. We finished off at Pemba.
The guide provided by ATR for the northern parks was excellent - very friendly and knowledgeable - and it was great to have the same guide for this part of the trip. The staff at the ATR affliated lodges (Mawe Ninga, Olduvai Camp and one nights fly camping) were also very good and friendly. We spent a night at the Cater Lodge which was bizarre but certainly memorable.
In Pemba we stayed at Fundu Lagoon which was lovely and very relaxing.
The highlight was Sand Rivers in the Selous - I can't imagine safari experiences being much better - but then it did cost a lot more than the other places (apart from the Crater Lodge).
Overall, we had a superb holiday and can't wait to go again, so ATR must being doing something right.
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Nov 22nd, 2005, 09:07 AM
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Thanks Marius. Glad everything (except the luggage) went well and that you had a great trip. Thanks for the assurances about ATR. Jealous of the Sand Rivers segment--but we are going in Feb so are concentrating on the serengeti--and consoling ourselves with nomad camps there.
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Nov 25th, 2005, 05:43 AM
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Bat, I am sure that you are going to have an incredible trip and I am very envious. The Serengeti is awesome. Hope it goes well for you.
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Nov 25th, 2005, 10:59 AM
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thanks-67 days and counting.
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