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Jul 29th, 2005, 07:56 AM
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Canechick - may I ask the total cost of your 2006 Bots trip?
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Jul 29th, 2005, 08:05 AM
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Dave, is that really you?? How wonderful. Please email me at [email protected]. Thanks
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Jul 29th, 2005, 08:47 AM
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sarvo, Rocco, Patty,

Thanks for the info. I know it doesn't make a huge difference, but I do like to know who uses whom, so to speak : ).
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Jul 30th, 2005, 09:06 AM
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Leely:

Did not see this earlier. Confirming what Patty told you. Our ATR trip starts with MKSC for 6 nights staying at the Crater, and then their Olduvai and Ronjo camps (from where we can balloon) then we transfer to a Nomad guide for 5 nights at Nomad camps (with our own guide/driver, not per camp.) Rocco will be doing the same thing (starting with MKSC and then transferring to Nomad) with the addition that his Nomad guide will accommpany them to their last stop of Mbuzi Mawe (Rocco, apparently you can take the balloon ride from here also.)

Climbhighsleeplow indicated in another thread that you can pay additional to bring your own guide to a Nomad camp (ie they do not preclude it the way that Tanganyika excludes other operators from Olduvai and Ronjo) but I do not know why one would want to--Nomad guides seem highly reputable from my research, (not first-hand knowledge yet), and it is private--so why pay more?

I am curious whether ATR uses anyone else and I plan to write to my rep and inquire. For example, I saw another company's web site that made it sound as if you could book a Nomad guide for the entire trip (of course, you would not be staying at Olduvai and Ronjo--and this meant with a number of nights at Nomad camps plus other places such as the Crater where they have no camps/lodges. Nomad's "umbrella" company operates Mahale and Sand Rivers for example. So I doubt that you would get a Nomad guide without staying at Nomad places for most of the trip.) I will ask ATR if they would book an all Nomad trip to the NCA & Serengeti and whether they use any other ground operators.
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Sep 29th, 2005, 07:42 AM
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I am planning to use Roy's safari for my honeymoon next year in late June. Does anyone have any ideas of somewhere to stay for three nights after Kirawira Camp about the 23rd June 2006. Mbalageti is meant to be good but what others are there. Any help please? Thanks
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