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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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Great October 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Great Safari group. They are definitely the step up in their care of their customers. We had a great time with Our driver Henry, who had such a great wealth of knowledge. He told us things I would never of thought of but filled in the pieces of the animals lives.
We had a great 1.5 weeks that would not of been possible without HENRY and Micato!
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L

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Best trips we have been September 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This was definitely one of the best trips we have been on and it was first class service from the planning phase through the actual trip. These agents and their company were the best travel agency that we have ever worked with! From the planning phase, which they had a large array of services and options. Our agent and her travel company planned the trip of a lifetime for us! We began planning our 10 year anniversary trip to Italy last summer - almost a year before our trip. We found this agent and her company on Zicasso and she really understood the type of trip we were looking for. Our Spain travel agency did an excellent job planning our trip and providing support and services while we were in Spain. The owner of our travel agency is an excellent guide and has a stable of excellent guides and drivers on whom she calls to provide further support for travelers.
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J

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I would recommend this service September 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
There were quite a few variety of tours I was offered and they were all quite affordable. I finally chose a tour that drove through some lion sanctuaries and I enjoyed myself thoroughly. I would recommend this service. The particular tour I finally decided to take had a large itinerary of activities that were provided for my tour group. We were taken to see and interact with the wildlife around us. Overall my satisfaction with the tour and its itinerary of interesting activities was over abundant. Our whole tour group enjoyed going outdoors to interact with nature and admire the beauty that is Africa. The value was great overall. I didn't feel as if I was overpaying or being robbed of my money with the wonderful experience I had on this tour. If given the chance I would recommend this tour to many others.
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It was educational and entertaining September 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
It has all different types of tours. Some are just for fun and some are meant to be educational. And some are for both. But they are all really fun It's good. It's good, fun, helps you be productive, it's helpful. Basically, that it and it doesn't cost a lot of money. The whole thing was fun. They were always very nice to me and interested in me. They were constantly aware and knowledgeable of where we were. It was worth a lot, it was educational and entertaining. It was worth the trouble you go through to use it. The price paid for it, you get what you paid for.
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They have great deals on packages! September 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
They have lots of tours around Africa. You can see all the animals, hotels, beaches. It's awesome. You get to drive right through the animals. Some of them come right up to the tour bus. They take you through the whole park so you can see all the awesome animals & their babies & how they eat & play. The weather is awesome. The country is beautiful. I'm very satisfied. They gave me everything I wanted to see & do. When I save up my money I will be taking another trip to Africa. The tour guides are awesome & very helpful. They have great deals on packages. You can get the tour, hotel room, food & a lot of other attractions all in 1 deal... If you never been to Africa go it's a must see.
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Great experience September 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I love going to Africa. Going through this site was a great experience because it keeps you busy. I lived all the plans and activities that the company has set forth for us. I could not have asked for anything more. Our itinerary started off right when we left the plane. It started off with being greeted and some great cocktail, one great sightseeing and a great journey that you would love. I have never been so satisfied in anything more in my life. I love to travel. And I was a little optimistic about trying this company. But I am so happy that I did. It was well put together. Now these trips can get quite expensive. But to tell you the truth I think it worth the value and then some. The memories that were made on this trip can never be taken away.
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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
Physical :
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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