Micato Safaris

Luxury safaris in East, South and Southern Africa, featuring deluxe tented camps and bush lodges

Micato Safaris

The only ten time #1 winner of Travel + Leisure's World's Best Safari Outfitter award, family-owned Micato Safaris has been offering luxurious and personalized safaris to sophisticated travelers since 1966, venturing to Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Rwanda, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and India. In addition, Conde Nast Traveler has honored Micato and its nonprofit, AmericaShare, an unprecedented five times with its prestigious World Savers Award, recognizing such programs as the Micato One for One Commitment, ensuring that for every safari sold, Micato sends an African child to school.

Insider Tip

Africa is not unusually hot and is actually perfect as a year-round destination. East Africa is on the equator and at altitude, and South Africa is on the Tropic of Capricorn, so it's even cooler.

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Highly Recommended

By: PaulB

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2013

Micato was extraordinary in their execution, whether safari director or location selections. Overall a great adventure and experience for this novice safari traveller.

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2013

Micato Safaris. I highly recommend "Micato Safaris"! From the beginning to my return home, it has been an unforgettable experience worth every penny spent and than more------ MICATO is the Best! Jannie
Travel Advisor:  Shelley Greenan

The Best

By: Brittany22

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

We chose carefully to find the best African Tour company that we believed would provide the best, stand behind its product and not offer lame excuses. Micato proved its excellence in every way, including acknowledging an error and standing behind its well earned reputation to make it right. Not all would do that, as we all know from experience. M did a remarkable job and worth the money.. Best personnel and logistics around. So.......the best, and proud to tell the world.
Travel Advisor:  Paul Sacks

The best

By: Glo

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013

We look forward to planning another trip with Micato in the future. Our trip was a life hanging experience for us and were very pleased with the way Micato handled all the details competently. Every need was anticipated and attended to with a smile. Thank you Micato!
Travel Advisor:  Tracey Shara

Tailor made safari

By: violet15

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2014

Micto has a reputation for extraordinary service which is well deserved. We chose the Grand Safari and secretly thought that it really wouldn't fully justify the name or the price but were pleasantly proved wrong. We were greeted by Jane and Felix Pinto, company founders at the start and end of the trip who made us feel a part of their family. Every effort was made to make the experience comfortable, luxurious and magical and all of our needs were anticipated. They even showed up with a birthday gift for me when I had forgotten all about the date! The guides are charming and knowledgable about animals, history, culture, politics - you name it. The drivers were magicians at anticipating animal behavior and getting us to just the right spot to see just the right animals. We've since met other Micto travelers whom we were pleased to note have had similar experiences. Don't go to Africa with anyone but Micato.
Travel Advisor:  Kelly Gruber

Outstanding personnel, outstanding service

By: Susie

Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2017

Everything from the moment we were picked up in Capetown, to the end of our trip in Nairobi was top rate. The guides and drivers were exceptional, the hotels were fabulous. We really felt spoiled by the way we were treated. The only downside had to do with sending our bags home that we weren't going to use on the 18 day safari - one of the five bags never made it out of South Africa. DHL has no idea what happened to it.
Travel Advisor:  Donna Hall

Best trip ever

By: Simba

Reviewed on: 26 Jan 2017

Couldn't have asked for better tour company. Took care of us from beginning to end. Lots of pleasant surprises along the way. Very caring of their clients.
Travel Advisor:  Leyna Akwari


By: Sally

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2017

Loved our trip to South Africa with Micato. No detail was overlooked. The hotel and restaurant selections were mostly outstanding, and the guides did an excellent job of introducing us to their communities.
Travel Advisor:  Cuca Bloom


By: Zzz

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2017

Excellent... our 2nd trip with Micato and it was great

Go Micato

By: Ricky P

Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2017

Great safari. Took care of our group. Really enjoyed the trip. Very professional.
Travel Advisor:  Elaine Clapp

The Best

By: CMet47

Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2017

George our guide was incredible. We always felt safe and well equipped to see truly what Africa had to offer.
Travel Advisor:  Tony Huffman

East Africa

By: kirkygd@gmail.cim

Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2017

Excellent, very well organized, excellent employees. Choices of accommodations was as good as it gets.
Travel Advisor:  Paula Kay Eastham

First Class Service

By: Rob and Joan

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017

We recently completed our Micato Safari. We spent 13 days in Kenya and Tanzania. In short, the trip was perfect. Starting with our Nairobi Airport greeting by Micato (Salma). She raced us through customs where we were picked up in a Micato Land Cruiser and delivered to our hotel where we were met by Micato Concierge Virginia. She seamlessly checked us into our Nairobi hotel. Then we met Phillip, our Safari Guide. Phillip was top notch and made sure we had a fantastic time including a delicious lunch at the home of the Pintos (founders and owners of Micato). there is an incredible amount of detail that goes into the planning and execution of a African Safari. Phillip made it look easy (although we know he was working hard to make our experience perfect). If we decide to go back to Africa (or visit India), there is only one Safari company we'd use and that's Micato.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

African Safari

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2018

Our trip exceeded expectations in all respects. Micato staff were gracious and very competent. Our guides, drives/animal viewing, lodging, and meals were all superb.
Travel Advisor:  Martha Rhodes

East Africa

By: Mark

Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2018

This company is absolutely outstanding. They thought or and took care of every detail. Once we landed in Kenya they took over with a team of advisors, guides and helpers. Tour was well planned and the so-called camp sites (really hotel-like) were top of the line. The people that work for Micato are incredibly nice, friendly and helpful. The tours guides are very knowledgeable. All speak excellent English. One detail to remember is that you travel with other people and they can enhance or be a negative. We were lucky we had a good group, but I could see how it would be a downer to travel with other types of people.
Travel Advisor:  Brooke Danza

Hemingway Africa Safari

By: Texas Steve

Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2018

HIGHLY recommend Micato! Hands down the best trip we have ever taken. Our tour Director, Patrick was fabulous and was with us every step of the journey! the Pintos (owners of Micato) are there as well, even inviting you into their home for lunch! They truly care about your experience and it shows! No tipping anywhere - all inclusive, top drawer ride, Directors and ownership. Don't even think of going to Africa with anyone else! Steve & Marsha
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Botswana's Timeless Wilderness

By: Susan

Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2018

Micato is a top notch tour operator. This was our second trip with them but the first where we took our family along with us. Managing seven people, three of whom were children, requires patience and perseverance. From the greeters at the various airports, to Sue who led us at Victoria Falls, and Hein who traveled with us throughout, our trip was wonderful. One suggestion would be to train the bartenders in the various camps how to make drinks and to have a more upgraded and better selection of wines and liquors. Other than that, not much to complain about. We were happy campers!
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy

Safari company.

By: Linda Van

Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2018

Micato was wonderful. Would recommend them to anyone looking for an unforgettable trip to Africa.
Travel Advisor:  Janice Chieffo

Micato Safaris

By: Gilla

Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2018

There are vacations that inform and open the mind and even those that give joy. But the Micato Safari that we experienced touched the soul. It was a unique and once in a life time experience to observe the wildlife of Africa and we shall probably never experience anything like it again. What raised the experience to a much higher level was first the attention given to us by the Micato staff. Never have we experience such dedicated individuals to providing an incredible experience. The staff expressed how much they enjoyed their jobs and this was reflected time and time again in the service they provided. There are no words to describe them. It was also the quality of lodging each night and the service provided that helped after a full day of bouncing on paths that were roads in name only. Mr. and Mrs. Pinto, owners of Micato, were such delightful people. Many more words of praise could be said but the word count is limited.
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Hardy

Micato safaris review

By: Nan

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2018

This company goes over and beyond to make the experience of visiting India very special. The tour guide, accommodations, and itinerary were exceptional.
Travel Advisor:  Betsy Patton

Micato African Tour

By: Susan

Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2019

OUTSTANDING!! IMPECCABLE!! Perfect adventure with attention to detail. Staffing was stupendous! I really cannot state how marvelous this safari adventure was. It was truly remarkable. I will highly recommend it to anyone interested in travel to Africa!
Travel Advisor:  Judy Miron


By: Zagorah

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2019

This was my third Safari. First Safari with Micato. Micato does everything to make it the best it can be.
Travel Advisor:  Leyna Akwari

The best travel experience ever.

By: Judy & Fred

Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2019

From start to finish, Micato is the best touring company we've encountered in 15 years of world travel. The Safari Director and guide (George Meyer) and vehicle drivers had a vast knowledge of both flora and fauna along with eagle eyes to spot items of interest. The arrangements for flights, lodging, sundowners, food, and incidentals was impeccably arranged. Micato Safaris also arranged for our travel and lodging to Livingston, Zambia, with special experiences at Victoria Falls, and further to Cape Town, South Africa, for few days of tours in the area. This was a trip of a lifetime!


By: Kay

Reviewed on: 06 May 2019

We had excellent service in each place but the office communication was sloppy. They sent the wrong itinerary and we were constantly confused about what we were doing each day. Nothing disasterous happened but there was constant confusion. Very surprised at this since Micato has such a top notch reputation.

tanzania spectacular

By: jean

Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2019

micato was first class

Micato Safari

By: Betty

Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2019

Yes, they are very detail orientated, friendly staff and you get your money's worth
Travel Advisor:  Cliff Morgan

Afarica safari

By: Steve

Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2019

Micato Safaris is truly one of the best safari tour operators. This is second time I have taken Micato safaris to Kenya and Tanzania and loved every minute. The accommodations were great; drivers and guides were always knowledgeable, personable and accommodating. Additionally the Pinto Family was there to great us on arrival, provided us with a great lunch and bade us farewell upon departure. Lastly we saw all the ( close up) animals we wanted to see!
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Rooney



Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2019

Our trip to Africa with Micato exceeded our expectations, which, given the detailed itinerary, were very high. I cannot speak highly enough of every aspect of our visit, from being met plane side in Jo'burg to make our connection to Cape Town, the wonderful and knowledgeable guides, drivers, concierges who really went out of their way to make our visit memorable. The attention to detail and the efficient way a medical emergency was dealt with was credit to the company. We are seasoned travellers, experienced in all levels of travel. Micato is the best company we have ever dealt with, expensive but truly value for money.
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy

#1 Safari in the Whole World

By: Whims

Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2019

Micato is hands-down the best safari outlet in Africa!
Travel Advisor:  D'Arcy Lore

Grand Safari

By: Les3821

Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2019

A lifetime experience! Superbly organized with outstanding guides who, in addition to being excellent wildlife experts, were also great communicators and individuals. John Kago, the Safari Director was just amazing, both from a knowledge standpoint and from a customer service standpoint. Just an amazing adventure and experience. This is a once-in-a lifetime experience, and Micato understands that, and delivers.
Travel Advisor:  Janelle Olinger

Africa with Micato

By: Jan

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2019

Can not say enough about the excellent experience we had during our trip to South and East Africa with Micato! Every detail was perfect and they really care about excellent customer service!
Travel Advisor:  Becky Robinson

Fabulous Safari Company

By: African Queen

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2019

This was our fourth time to Africa and our first trip with Micato Safaris. We were a party of 6 who took the Luxury Splendor Tour including South Africa, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Everyone from Micato was extremely professional, knowledgeable about their area of expertise, friendly, kept us fully informed and interested in making sure that we were having a good time and all was well getting to inter-continental flights to and from locations and driving us around. Any issues were taken care of immediately which were few and small. The accommodations all excellent and the employees there all friendly and accommodating. Our guides were excellent!!! We were also afforded the opportunity to meet the Pinto's who started the company and continue to be involved with their son and daughter-in-law. What a treat and they are a really gracious and engaging couple. I would not hesitate to take another Micato Tour!!
Travel Advisor:  Janet McLaughlin

The Best Travel Company in Africa

By: Swiss

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2019

We have just returned from a 3 week trip to South Africa and East Africa with Micato Safaris. Our travel Advisor recommended Micato and it was an Amazing Experience from start to finish. The guides truly cared about us, attended to all of our needs and nothing was ever a problem for them. We started planning our tour 18 months before it began and because of how complicated the Visa situation can be, they took us step by step through the process. We stayed in the finest places whether a six star hotel or a six star tented camp and everywhere we went we were “wowed”. I think it was also very important that the same guide Dennis Simi stayed with us on our entire trip because we got to know each other and he just really made us so comfortable. We were especially excited to meet Micato owners Felix and Jane Pinto, who went out of their way to meet us at an airport in Kenya just to say hi and see how we were enjoying our trip. India with Micato next year and of course it will be perfect!!!
Travel Advisor:  Betsy Patton


By: Cheryl

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2019

Great trip! Had high expectations and were exceeded
Travel Advisor:  Michele Vogel

Africa Experience

By: Janice

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2019

My trip with Micato Safaris was amazing - couldn't imagine it being any better. They are a special company and we had the incredible experience of being hosted at the home of Mrs. Pinto in Nairobi - truly special. They care about their clients and pulled out all of the stops to make it a most memorable experience. I highly recommend them!
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Salloum

Safari 2019

By: Sally

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2019

Exceptional, Amazing, Steller! No stone was left unturned to ensure our experience was truly spectacular! And extra accolades to our guide , George Meyer... Knowledgeable, organized, always 2 steps ahead covering all the bases, EVERYTHING went smoothly for every travel transition and we never had to worry about anything which put our minds at ease for a relaxing memorable time.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Schelling

Safari and Gorilla Trek

By: Bonita

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2019

Jane Pinto hosted us for lunch at her home the first day of our journey. A very nice, warm way to begin. The itinerary was perfect with each day filled with different sights and adventures. The Fairmont Norfolk, Fairmont Mara and Virunga Lodge were wonderful. Can’t say the same for the Sopa lodges. Tired, worn and not at all in keeping with a luxury safari. All went well until I was dropped at the wrong air terminal in Nairobi for my flight to Kigali at 3:00am. I managed to make my flight by running across the parking lot with my luggage to the correct terminal. Upon arrival in Kigali there was no one to meet me. Took about 45 minutes of my being alone in a strange airport to get someone to pick me up. Being a solo elderly female traveler in a foreign country, this was pretty disconcerting. I have no idea how that could have happened, as that is why I chose a reputable tour company. The tour director, Tim, did call and apologize. Great trip otherwise.
Travel Advisor:  Jen Mitchell

Micato Safari

By: Jim Webb

Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2019

I would definitely recommend Micato Safari travel. They are definitely the best when it comes to Safaris. Everything is first class. They do everything to make sure your safari is a success using the best Tour Directors and Driver/Guides. The Pinto family takes personal interest in everyones travel to make sure they exceed your expectations. The national parks they go to are the best in the world and the lodges are five star all the way.
Travel Advisor:  Judy Miron

Magical Micato Safari

By: Barbara M.

Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2020

When we decided to go on a safari, our first stop was to Tracy Hughes at Stellar Travel. She highly recommended a Micato Safari. We went in early December 2019. Micato took care of every detail. It turned out that we were the only 2 people on our safari, so needless to say we were totally taken care of. Micato promises to never cancel your itinerary. Our safari director, Sammy, was there from the time we arrived at the Nairobi airport until we left. He took care of every detail. He was so friendly and so knowledgeable about the animals and we had many great discussions about life in East Africa. The itinerary gave us a wonderful experience and we saw all the animals we had hoped to see and even more. The accommodations, service, and food at all the places we stayed were top notch. Meeting Jane & Felix Pinto and having lunch at their home, just shows the personal care they feel towards every person on a Micato safari. Their leadership in that area, shows with all their employees.

East Africa Safari

By: Dave

Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2021

Knowledgeable, incredible attention to detail and always provides a better experience than expected from a top tour operator.
Travel Advisor:  Becky White

tour operator

By: Tom

Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2021

Outstanding! They take care of everything! Everything beyond what you would expect. Everything you need. Everything to make you feel safe, comfortable, and welcome!
Travel Advisor:  Liz Nixon

Hemingway Wing Safari

By: Jake Peters

Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2021

Naomi Sucha recommended Micato and our safari was July 1st thru 14th, 2021. Our trip was spectacular in every respect and I simply cannot say enough good things about Micato. Thanks Naomi. The parks and lodges in Kenya and Tanzania were beautiful and I simply run out of superlatives. Go. Go now.
Travel Advisor:  Naomi Sucha

Micado Kenya

By: Phelps

Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2021

Every detail was taken care of. We went fro resort to resort without any worries.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

Micato Safari

By: RayM

Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2021

Could not ask for better service and planning. Would not even consider using another Safari group.

South African Safari

By: Magita

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2021

They were wonderful. Staff was exceptional. knowledgeable, courteous and on point. Every whim and detail was attended to. I highly recommend them. I will be planning my trip to India next with them.
Travel Advisor:  Lee Lennon

Oh My Goodness Yes

By: Frank

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2021

Wonderful surprises at every turn. Superlative accommodations. Personable, knowledgeable and enthusiastic Safari director and drivers guides. High-end treatment throughout—I had ultra high expectations and Micato exceeded them in very way. Their choice of Safari camps was perfect—luxury like I’ve never experienced. Who knew places like this existed in the bush? Bravo Micato.
Travel Advisor:  Donna Peacock


By: Mary

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2021

Another great experience. Chris you are amazing thank you for the awesome care you showed me. Omar thank you again for being my driver good to see you. Eugene your the best. Hope to see everyone again soon.
Travel Advisor:  Gabrielle Warncke

50th Anniversary

By: Big G

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2021

Micato is the best tour operator we’ve ever had.Our tour guide,Nuru, went out of his way to make our trip memorable. The accommodations were outstanding along with the food. Could not have been any better! Thank-you Nuru!!!
Travel Advisor:  Ann Harrison

On safari

By: Travel bug

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2021

Micato Safaris delivers an outstanding African adventure. My itinerary included South Africa from Cape Town to the wine country, Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls and tracking the mountain gorillas in Rwanda. All were handled expertly by the trained guides of Micato Safaris. This was my second safari with Micato and it will not be my last. Thank you for the most memorable experiences of my life.
Travel Advisor:  Abby Bebout

They're the Best!

By: TheAfricanQueen

Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2021

This was our 3rd safari vacation with Micato and I'd book with them again in a heartbeat. They met us when we got off the plane in Johannesburg and took care of our every need and concern until we reboarded 16 days later. Every detail was carried out to perfection. The hotels, meals, amenities, staff at every level --all were top of the line. And their precautions during Covid were impeccable. We were tested 3 times during our trip as we crossed various borders, all of which were orchestrated by Micato, staff was masked throughout, and sanitizer was constantly and consistently available. Thanks to their efforts and those of our various hotels and camps, we didn't have a minute of concern for our health.
Travel Advisor:  Lynann Mullis

Nothing More to Add

By: Jean Jacques

Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2021

Travel+Leisure has named Micato the #1 World’s Best Safari Outfitter an unprecedented ten times. Request a brochure and you'll understand why.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Morley

Trip to Africa

By: Tom S.

Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2022

Absolutely the best. I traveled during Covid in June/July 2021. We were tested many times during the Safari before we had to fly across borders between Kenya and Tanzania, and eventually out of Kenya. The testing was smooth. The trip was fantastic! The accommodations were wonderful. The guides were the best you could ask for! It was a trip of a lifetime!
Travel Advisor:  Liz Nixon

South Africa Trip

By: Michael

Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2022

Our experience with Micato was amazing. From the moment we arrived in South Africa we did not have to worry about one thing. It was just to enjoy ourselves and the trip was built around us and was able to be easily modified upon our request. Our Guide Brian Nel was spectacular and we really enjoyed our time spent with him. Sulaman (spelling?) was also amazing. We felt like we were part of the family every where we went and it was a truly special experience. I wish we could go back tomorrow and replay it all!
Travel Advisor:  Victoria Boomgarden

Just like family

By: Marty

Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2022

That is how you are treated (just like family) and it leaves no question that Micato is the number one safari company. Our safari directors were on point, all the time. They made certain that anything we needed was provided, any requests skillfully handled. They gently kept us on track time wise and you feel well taken care of by them. I can’t say enough about Wilbard and Denis and their dedication, knowledge, and genuine caring for us.
Travel Advisor:  Becky Craft

Exceptional Program and Support


Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2022

We could not more highly recommend Micato. Their pre-departure support and service was outstanding, only to be exceeded by the logistical and ground support once on tour. Every attention to detail was met and yet we were constantly pleasantly surprised by special touches.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Daniels

First-rate Outfitter

By: Suz

Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2022

Excellent! The customer service and attention to detail was unsurpassed. Knowledgeable, friendly tour guides. We were treated like VIPs the entire trip. Highly recommend Micato Safaris!
Travel Advisor:  Helga Thalheimer

Micato is the way to travel

By: Rick P

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2022

We have traveled with Makato several times. We have visited several countries using Micato. They are, and always have been, a first class operation. I tell everyone, if you are going on Safari, use Micato. You will not be disappointed.
Travel Advisor:  Elaine Clapp

Hard to get my feet back on the ground

By: Ellie

Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2022

Certainly the very best choice I could have made. Outstanding staff for planning and execution, the best possible service and accommodations everywhere we went, delightful treats and surprises, and an expert concierge who travelled with us, smoothed the way and added greatly to our learning experiences and exposures at every turn.
Travel Advisor:  Tony Huffman

all excitement, no fussing with logistics

By: BB

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2022

Micato is the ne plus ultra of safari companies. We did the Passage thru Botswana,Zambia and Zimbabwe with Cape Town extension. All hotels, meals (except one lunch in Jo'burg), tips, flights within Africa, transfers to lodges are included. All the camp lodges were wonderful, with incredible guide staff. We saw far more than we ever expected. The animals come very close to the tents. If you are noise sensitive, bring earplugs. Hippos are loud!! In Cape Town, Micato booked us into superb restaurants, drove us there and picked us up. Meal and tip were all paid for as part of the package. We stayed at the One&Only on the V&A waterfront with magnificent view of Table Mountain. Every moment from start to finish was a thrill.
Travel Advisor:  Ann Harrison

Safari - lots of movement

By: Shorty

Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2022

We scheduled our safari with Micato because we heard it was the best. They did a great job with the guide we were given. He was very knowledgeable and helpful to everyone in our group. We were not happy with several of the lodges and some of the food they served. Service at each lodge was excellent. Micato gave us huge heavy luggage. Then we were told that we were limited on weight. Everyone in our group complained about that. Not a good start. We knew the tour we chose had a lot of movement, but it was very tiring to only stay at a lodge for 2 nights then have to move. Some changes might need to be made. Also, one lodge had MANY stairs. Difficult for some people who are older.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Trevino

Trip of a lifetime!


Reviewed on: 15 Nov 2022

Amazing trip! Exhausting, but amazing! The only negative is that Micato really needs to rethink the duffle bags they provide. They are way too big and too heavy when empty (8 lbs empty), which cuts into the strict weight limit on the bush planes. You can't fill the bags becuase of the limited weight, so everything falls to the bottom when the bags are stood up on their wheels. We saw other safari companies that provided much more practical bags (smaller bags without wheels). But otherwise, Micato is great and we would use them again. Our Safari Director, Kennedy, was incredible, as well as our Safari Concierge, Purity. I was so sad to leave them because they felt like family by the end of our trip.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Rectenwald

An Amazing Company

By: AFox

Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2022

Our whole trip went off without a hitch. Micato has high standards for the accommodations that they use and every place we stayed was wonderful. We were well fed and well attended to for our entire trip. Our safari director stayed with us the whole time and made sure all plans were just so. Micato Safaris is the only way to go!!
Travel Advisor:  Kara Duncan
Not Recommended

Safari Director

By: Chris

Reviewed on: 05 Dec 2022

There were multiple minor issues with this tour company. However, the Safari Director we were assigned was terrible and really tarnished the trip.

Micato Tanzania and Rwanda

By: Ann

Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2023

I cannot say enough good things about Micato. They take care of every detail. And they surprise the traveler with really fun events, resorts and the like. The service is beyond anything you've ever had. I would recommend them to everyone!
Travel Advisor:  Judi Glass

Novato Safaris

By: John

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2023

They are simply the best. We have been to Africa several times and Micato is the top of the line.
Travel Advisor:  Marsha Dolbow

Safari Trip

By: Thompson

Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2023

Our Micato Safari Guide Eugene was also awesome. He was with us from the moment we landed in Capetown to the time we left Johansburg. He treated us like royalty and was a pleasure to get to know.
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Anderson

Patrick Nyaleta

By: Sugar

Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2023

Patrick Nyaleta, our tour guide, was excellent. He was also thoughtful and caring to everyone in our group. Plus, he knew ALL about the animals... and told us many interesting things about them. I would absolutely travel with him again as a guide.
Travel Advisor:  Susie Bostick

Micato South Africa Safari

By: Dean

Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2023

This is our second trip with Micato. They have great people in the countries where we visited in Africa which includes Kenya and Tanzania in 2017 and Botswana and Zimbabwe in 2023. Everyone we ran into was extremely customer service oriented wanting to make sure we had a great experience. It is wonderful to go on a vacation to such a remote part of the world and not have to worry about anything except for having a fun time.
Travel Advisor:  Colleen Lamont
Not Recommended

Micato fell short on our safari

By: Amy

Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2023

To start w the positive, we had great drivers who really knew what they were doing. We were met at all airports by lovely people. I loved the visit to the nonprofit in Nairobi. We had a great leader in Victoria falls and at the airport. As for the negatives, the pacing of the trip wasn’t right. Too many short visits (one or two nights). One day we spent eight hours in the jeep! The hotels could have been better quality. Our safari leader was not oferly helpful and seemed tired of his work .

Micato Superior Safari

By: JKVerdeRiver

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2023

Micato was amazing! They have the fundamental knowledge and experience to make safari dreams come true, have wonderfully trained staff all along the process and great safari guides and super safari directors. We just completed the Stanley Wing Safari in Kenya & Tanzania which was spectacular, a lifetime of memories and impressions that hae touched us in so many ways. Africa for me was always a dream and now thanks to our travel professional and the entire Micato team, it's the best trip of a lifetime.
Travel Advisor:  Debra Stern


By: Africa

Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2023

Service was great. I thought Micato not paying for alcahol was wrong when you pay $20,000.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Johnson

Micato is spectacular

By: Merry

Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2023

Our travel agent, Sue Morley, told us Micato is the best. We couldn't agree more. From the moment we arrived until the farewell at the Nairobi airport, Micato delighted us at every turn. Our guide, Lou, who accompanied us to 3 different camps, couldn't have been nicer, more accommodating or more knowledgable. The special events -dining under the stars, a surprise, gorgeous breakfast spread in the bush, sunset cocktails with lawn games- made the trip extra special and memorable. And it was an honor to meet the founder, Mrs. Pinto, and to see the impactful work this company is doing to improve lives in Mukuru. Fantastic trip.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Morley

Stanley Wing Safari

By: Jeff

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2023

This trip was an experience of a lifetime. Micato’s staff was phenomenal and we will recommend their company to anyone who may be interested or planning a safari. Our Safari Director, Lewela was with us throughout the whole safari and was incredible. I can’t imagine anyone providing a higher level of quality services. He was the epitome of professionalism. We were also impressed that Mrs. Pinto came to meet us at the beginning of our safari, welcoming us to Africa and wishing us well on our journey.
Travel Advisor:  Janelle Olinger

Kenya & Tanzania Safari

By: Mark Rubini

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2023

This was one fantastic trip. My wife and I couldn't be happier about how professional everyone at Micato was. From the moment we landed to the time we left we never touched a bag. The Safari drivers and the Safari Director(No Leopard George) were fantastic. George did get his moniker removed on the last day:) The only issue we had involved the Yellow Fever vaccinations. My wife and I are over 60 and my doctor was adamant that I not get the vaccination. Our county Health Department also recommends people over 60 not get the vaccination. We got letters from the Dr's and Health Dept. stating why we shouldn't get the vaccination. It turned out that we were never asked for our vaccination info at any of the border stops. That was the only issue on the Safari. I would recommend Micato and my Travel Advisor to any of my friends.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Baker


By: judy

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2023

Micato knows Africa, takes very good care of their clients and is concerned for their well being.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Boehnstedt

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    Our Commitment

    For all of its 56 years in business, Micato Safaris has been a steward of Africa’s delicate ecosystem – scrutinizing its environmental footprint in game reserves, using safari lodges with exceptional conservation practices, and educating their travellers in Africa’s rich cultural traditions.

    In a broader sense, however, Micato believes that the most powerful tool for sustainable change in Africa is education.

    To that end, in 1986, Micato employee Lorna Macleod founded AmericaShare, which directs the charitable work of Micato Safaris. Today AmericaShare, with Macleod as its executive director, is dedicated to improving lives through education, focusing on the vulnerable and impoverished women and children in the Mukuru slum of Nairobi, Kenya whose lives have been impacted by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

    Among Micato-AmericaShare’s core initiatives:

    The Micato One for One Commitment, through which Micato sends a child to school for every guest on safari;

    A School Sponsorship Programme, which matches deserving African students with Micato travellers and advisors, who sponsor the students in boarding school;

    While on safari, Micato East Africa guests visit the Harambee Community Centre, with a lending library and computer centre, South Africa travelers spend time at the Red Hill Library and Community Centre.

    Micato is also a major donor and supporter of Huru International, which manufactures reusable sanitary pads that have been distributed to more than 200,000 girls in Africa.