Transfer to Nairobi, Kenya
, for the Micato Safaris portion of the trip, beginning at Giraffe Manor, where resident Rothschild’s giraffes occasionally pop their heads in first-floor windows.
’s long-standing commitment to sustainability permeates everything it does, from the company’s charitable arm, AmericaShare
, to its staff’s emphasis on environmental best practices (all safari directors are university-educated wildlife specialists). Micato was one of the first safari companies in Kenya to recycle plastic water bottles and is in the process of switching entirely to glass – and for every safari it sells, it sends a child to primary school.
“During our 50 years in business, we’ve tried hard to partner with the safari camps and lodges who most share our environmental ethos.” – Anna Pinto, executive director, Micato Safaris
Lunch with sponsored children at Giraffe Manor and a visit to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
“We had lunch with two kids we’ve sponsored through AmericaShare, Dennis and Elizabeth. We’ve been sponsoring Dennis for nine years, and he’s about to graduate from high school this year. It’s given him a full education, food, a roof over his head. We write letters back and forth with him all the time. Dennis and Clay really clicked, and that was fun to see.” –Jessica
“Visiting Giraffe Manor was incredible, especially because my father, Jesse, donated the land to found it. Clay and Benji loved hanging out there with Dennis and Elizabeth. Watching them laughing, getting past their shyness with each other while a giraffe looked over their shoulders – it doesn’t get any better!” – Matthew