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Micato Safaris

5.0 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Global Operator
Established
  • 1966
Headquarters
  • New York City, New York, USA
Trips
  • 2

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My safari with Micato was a trip of a lifetime August 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My safari with Micato was a trip of a lifetime. Every detail was taken care of so that I could experience the thrills, excitement, peace and love of the safari fully, without having to worry about anything other than getting a great photography shot. Every place we stayed was 5 star luxury. The food was always amazing, and they fully catered to my vegetarian lifestyle. I fully and highly recommend Micato Safaris.
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Had wonderful times and expert, first class service August 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We have experienced both East Africa (Kenya & Tanzania) and Northeast India with Micato, and had wonderful times and expert, first class service. The African safari was a family adventure, 10 of us, while India was just my wife and myself. Highly recommended!
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Exciting experiences and marvelous memories August 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I am fortunate to have clients badly bitten by the travel bug. When they said they were considering a tour of India, Micato immediately came to mind! My clients are sophisticated travelers, who expect travel to be a bouquet for the senses with delicious food, luxurious hotels and unique experiences. Their three week bespoke tour of India was all that and more! Everything was handled by Marion Miller, India travel expert, with incredible attention to detail, constant treats and surprises. When the fabulous hotel they had requested was fully booked by a private wedding party, Marion was able to revise their itinerary so that, with no elimination or duplication, they were able to stay at that hotel on another date. Each day was interesting and captivating. They were thrilled that the same capable and entertaining guide accompanied them all over India, flying from city to city. They returned home with a host of exciting experiences and marvelous memories. Thank you Marion and Micato!
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India has so much to offer and Micato revealed them beautifully August 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
India was our second trip with Micato (we had done Kenya and Tanzania) and it was exceptional as before. India has so much to offer and Micato revealed them beautifully. Our guide Puneet was so knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly. He gauged our interests and adjusted as needed. We loved the exceptional hotels and the main tourist sites, but we also wanted to see the markets, ride in a bicycle rickshaw, and experience the wonderful people of India in the temples and squares. We did it all and left wanting more. The surprise Micato touches (no spoiler alerts here) made the trip so special. We will be back to India for sure!
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Absolutely wonderful August 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
In March 2019 I traveled with Micato on their Soul of India trip. As an avid traveler who has been lucky enough to go to India twice before, I must say that this March trip was brilliant. Our guide Puneet took us seamlessly from place to place, and that gave us the freedom to take in all the uniqueness that is India. Absolutely wonderful in every respect--hotels, sites, our small group, markets, food, learning more every day about the complexity of the cultures, and FUN! The contrasts are mind-boggling. A few: To go from the Sikh temple in New Delhi to the Taj in Agra, to the animal drives in Ranthambore, to the seemingly endless palaces of Jaipur, and then to the mesmerizing uniqueness of Varanasi--I am so grateful for this adventure. Puneet and Micato's Soul of India trip enriched my soul.
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It was the trip of a lifetime August 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I have taken many wonderful trips in my life, but my Micato safari surpassed then all. It was the trip of a lifetime. The owners’ love for and commitment to Africa —and their guests —showed in their attention to detail from welcoming gifts, unexpected dinners in the bush, visits with tribes and their wonderful drivers and guides. I always felt safe, appreciated and welcomed into their world. I encourage my friends and family to on safari as soon as possible —but only with Micato!
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Stride Review

Since 1966, Micato has been operating luxury safaris around Africa.

What Makes Them Stand Out?

With over 40 years of experience in the luxury safari industry, Micato’s background provides the assurance that you will be receiving truly top-notch service. They offer luxury safari’s throughout Africa, and are a great option for families and small groups.

Who Travels With Them?

Micato safaris are enjoyed by families, couples, and small groups. Most of their safaris are in the luxury realm, don’t expect much camping, but they do offer some itineraries more geared toward active adventure enthusiasts.

Where Do They Operate?

Their safaris operate all over Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, and Mozambique.

Why Travel With Them?

Micato provides the perfect mix of luxury and adventure. You spend your mornings and afternoons out on the savannah, spotting incredible wildlife at every turn. Back at the lodge, enjoy leisurely meals, pool time, traditional afternoon tea, and wind the night up around a fire gazing up at the stars. It’s a true vacation. And you can feel good in the fact that you’re supporting responsible tourism. Micato is dedicated to giving back to the local communities they travel within, as well as supporting sustainable travel initiatives.

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From Micato Safaris

Back in 1966, Felix Pinto, a ranking member of the ex-British Kenyan government, started a luxury safari company.  He also dabbled in gentleman farming on the family's rambling acreage outside Nairobi, which was even profiled in the prestigious American edition of Geo magazine.  Micato's private safaris ultimately prevailed over farming and forty-five years and a Stanford, Harvard and Stanford Business School graduation later, the Pintos are joined by their (well educated!) children in the running of Micato Safaris.  As it has always been, Micato is more than just a business—it is a labour of love.

Micato has been voted the #1 World’s Best Safari Outfitter by Travel+Leisure a record nine times. We were also named Travel+Leisure World’s Best Value on every poll ever taken and we’re the only tour operator in Travel+Leisure’s Hall of Fame

Awards:

Travel+Leisure Worlds Best Value 2012
50 Tours of lifetime 2011
Travel+Leisure Worlds Best Value 2011
Porthole Cruise Magazine Best African Safari Tour operator 2011
Porthole Cruise Magazine Best African Safari Tour operator 2012
Porthole Cruise Magazine Best African Safari Tour operator 2014
Virtuoso Best VAST(Active) Operator 2011
Virtuoso Best VAST(Active) Operator 2012
Virtuoso Best VAST(Active) Operator 2013
Virtuoso Best VAST(Active) Operator 2014
TravelAge West WAVE Best Tour Operator Africa/Middle East 2011
TravelAge West WAVE Best Tour Operator Africa/Middle East 2012

Trips & Specials

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Highlights

--Visit to local fair-trade coffee purveyor Dormans features a discussion with a buyer from the Kenyan Coffee Exchange

--A drive north borders the mountainous Aberdare National Park

--The extinct volcano of Mt. Kenya is the second-highest mountain in Africa, and coffee and pineapple plantations fill the gap between its slopes and Nairobi.

--Short drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

--Drive into the crater provides excellent opportunities to view elephants, black rhinos, and flamingos, along with herds of zebra, gazelles, and wildebeest

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14 days
Small Group Tour
Luxury - 5 star
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From: $ 11,575

Highlights

  • Visit the Samburu National Reserve
  • Experience earth’s richest wildlife habitat in the northern reaches of the Serengeti-Maasai Mara ecosystem
  • Enjoy a thrilling drive up to one of earth’s wonders, the great, green, animal-nurturing caldera of a once catastrophically cranky, now a mellow volcano, the Ngorongoro
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