Multi-Day Tour

The Great Namibia and South Africa Adventure (15 days)

Micato Safaris

En Route To Fly to Joburg and homeward

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Dec 2020

The Great Namibia and South Africa Adventure (15 days)

Day 1

En Route

Day 2

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Day 11

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Day 12

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Day 13

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Day 14

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Day 15

Fly to Joburg and homeward

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
En Route
N/a None
Your adventure begins today as you enplane for Africa.
Day 2

Intercontinental Hotel None
A Micato Safaris representative will greet you on arrival in Johannesburg, South Africa and take you to the InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport Hotel, where a room has been reserved for you. The InterContinental Johannesburg hotel has drawn its inspiration from the African continent, capturing the culture and spirit of Africa through the use of simple shapes and symbolic artifacts to create an African environment in a contemporary setting. Relaxation facilities include a massage facility, a fully equipped gym with steam baths, and an indoor heated swimming pool that has a panoramic view across the Johannesburg skyline.
Day 3
Etosha National Park, Namibia
Onguma The Fort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After an early breakfast this morning, you will fly to Windhoek, Namibia, connecting with your flight to Etosha National Park. You will arrive at your lodge in time for a late lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. Namibia is renowned for its dramatic landscapes, and Etosha and neighbouring Onguma overdeliver on the drama with vast views across flat plains, dotted with stalwart camel thorn trees. Not incidentally, this is perhaps Namibia’s best region for seeing every kind of animal. Surrounded by the profound peacefulness of Etosha National Park’s dry, vast landscapes and free-ranging animals is Onguma the Fort, whose complex of buildings with earthy and imposing stone walls not surprisingly evokes the feel of a Moroccan fort. Beyond the majestic main fort—which has a courtyard as well as a lounge and open-air dining room—are 11 guest suites, all more than 150 feet apart to afford maximum privacy. If you’re in need of a restorative dip there’s a lovely pool, and should you wish to only look upon the water, all suites have a view of a waterhole known to attract Etosha’s resident mammals.
Day 4
Etosha National Park, Namibia
Onguma The Fort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mornings are normally spent within Etosha National Park, which as noted has no shortage of game. The park is home to more than a hundred mammalian species including lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, and zebra. And as game outings unfold past the park’s life-giving waterholes you’re bound to see elephants, baboons, and heartbreakingly elegant antelopes, including charmingly diminutive dik-diks. Also in residence is a fine population of rare black rhinos.
Day 5
Etosha National Park, Namibia
Onguma The Fort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
On a typical day—though of course on safari, no day is really typical—you may break from your Etosha game runs and return to Onguma for a well-earned lunch, after which you might explore the immediacy of the private reserve for more flora and fauna. Later in your not-so-typical day you may embark on an afternoon game drive, indulging in a sundowner along the way. Or you might explore the bush on foot on a guided walk.
Day 6
Cape Town, South Africa
Mont Rochelle Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After a final morning game drive followed by breakfast, you will fly to Windhoek, connecting with your flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival in Cape Town you will be met and escorted to Mont Rochelle, located in the lovely town of Franschhoek (“French Corner”) in the Cape Winelands. Spectacular vineyards cover the mountain slopes settled 300 years ago by the Huguenots, who in the late 17th century fled religious persecution in France and settled in the area, bringing the French wine and food culture with them. Most of the farms bear their original French names. Renovated by Richard Branson, Mont Rochelle features cozy yet bright rooms that offer luxury amenities such as underfloor heating. The hotel is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and its own vineyard. It is here that gourmet dining is paired with the finest of South African wines.
Day 7
Cape Town, South Africa
Mont Rochelle Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Be prepared to witness the most beautiful—and bountiful—countryside anywhere in the world as you depart for a day of wine tasting and touring through the Cape Winelands. Rolling purple vineyards, lush green farms, and charming cobblestone villages are all cupped in the protective foothills of the surrounding craggy mountains. Begin in the charming town of Stellenbosch, with its Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture that has remained seemingly untouched for hundreds of years. Enjoy wine tasting at the Waterford Estate, perfectly surrounded by mountains and vineyards. You will have lunch at the renowned Delaire Graff Estate, one of the Cape’s premier wine estates. After lunch, return to the center of Franschhoek for a brief, guided walking tour in town and informal chocolate tasting at a local chocolatier.
Day 8
Cape Town, South Africa
One&only Cape Town Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After a leisurely morning, head to Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant, located within the nearby La Motte Wine Estate, for lunch. Enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding landscape as you dine on the chef’s modern interpretation of traditional Cape Winelands cuisine. After lunch, continue to Cape Town. Just 25 miles from the southernmost tip of Africa at the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town is a geographically isolated yet strikingly beautiful city. The 3,500-foot Table Mountain with its sheer cliffs dominates its outlook, and mountain walks, vineyards and beaches surround it. Also of interest is the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront—which evokes images of the seafaring activities of the 19th century—and the Malay Quarter, once home to slaves brought in by the Dutch. The Moslem community frequents these steep streets—some still cobbled—and the 18th century flat-roof houses and mosques even today. Come evening, Micato guests are welcomed into the fold at the home of a prominent Cape Town couple for drinks and dinner, where you will hear a talk on local lore and “insider” Cape Town spots. With stunning views of Table Mountain and Signal Hill, the chic island design and contemporary African flair of the One&Only Cape Town provide a fashionable home-away-from-home on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Its crescent-shaped architecture created so all guestrooms and suites enjoy the majesty of Table Mountain. Oversized baths are complete with rain shower, private water closet and dual marble vanity. Guests enjoy 24-hour butler service.
Day 9
Cape Town, South Africa
One&only Cape Town Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Weather permitting, begin your day with a visit to Table Mountain via cable car and marvel at the breathtaking views over the city and its beaches. Next, head off to explore the magnificent Cape Peninsula. During the tour you will visit the Cape Point (of Flying Dutchman fame), Simon’s Town, and the resident colony of African penguins at Boulders Beach. Cape Point marks the southern extremity of the Cape Peninsula, affording visitors views that are unrivalled anywhere else in the world. Come evening, Micato guests are welcomed into the fold at the home of a prominent Cape Town couple for drinks and dinner, where you will hear a talk on local lore and “insider” Cape Town spots. Follows the dramatic Atlantic coastline back to Cape Town. The five-mile stretch of pristine white sand between Kommetjie and Noordhoek villages is deservedly popular with equestrians, and the latter serves as a gateway to Chapmans Peak Drive, one of the world’s most beautiful roads.
Day 10
Cape Town, South Africa
One&only Cape Town Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
This morning you will take a ferry to Robben Island, the former political prison where Nelson Mandela and his partners in the struggle against apartheid were held captive for decades. Robben Island is now an inspiring museum, contributing to the growth of the new South Africa. Continue to the picturesque, formerly named “Malay Quarter,” where you can see the unique culture, lifestyle and personality of the Cape Muslim community, as well as their contribution to South Africa’s development. The Malay were originally shipped into the Colony of the Cape as skilled artisan slaves. Later on, they achieved their liberty and were awarded an area for settlement where many still reside today. After lunch at a wine estate in the Constantia Valley, you will have the unique opportunity to visit an AmericaShare project. Over 30 years ago, Micato founded AmericaShare, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to helping populations affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Nairobi, Kenya. Through education, community outreach and economic empowerment programmes, AmericaShare provides hundreds of disadvantaged children and women with access to basic services in order to facilitate sustainable change. You will spend a few hours in an impoverished area of Cape Town where AmericaShare is working to better the lives of the people there. This is a unique chance to witness everyday life in Africa, and see firsthand how a poor community is improving itself against daunting odds. Seeing the bright smiles and indomitable spirit of these people is inspiring—in fact, many Micato guests mark the AmericaShare visit as the highlight of their safari.
Day 11

Ulusaba Rock Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast this morning, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to Sabi Sand Game Reserve via Nelspruit. You will arrive your lodge in time for lunch and an afternoon game run. The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is made up of a group of game reserves, including the Ulusaba Private Game Reserve—owned by Sir Richard Branson—where you will be staying. Ecologically and geographically, Ulusaba is linked to the world-famous Kruger National Park. So diverse is its habitat and wildlife that you have an excellent chance of experiencing close encounters with the Big Five—elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard. Ulusaba Rock Lodge stands elevated high above the game reserve, carved into the Ulusaba Rock itself. The accommodation and interiors are reminiscent of a particular African tribe or region. Each of the luxurious bedrooms is air conditioned with private decks overlooking the far-reaching savannah below. The pool with its natural waterfall is the ideal location to soak up the atmosphere of the bushveld.
Day 12
Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Ulusaba Rock Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today and tomorrow you will enjoy morning and afternoon game runs. A typical day on safari starts with an early wake-up call, where you enjoy tea, coffee and snacks before setting off on the morning game drive with your ranger and tracker. Return to the lodge for breakfast, and the option of a guided walk in the reserve. After lunch, you will have time to enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings. Later in the afternoon, depart on another game drive, keeping a keen eye out for the elusive and shy leopard or watching the exhilarating speed of the lion preying his dinner.
Day 13
Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Ulusaba Rock Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
This area is renowned for the Big Five, abundant antelope and birdlife and an incredible diversity of smaller animals. Grazers such as blue wildebeest, Burchell’s zebra and warthog favor open areas, while impala are most common at the edge of bush clumps. Other ungulates to watch out for are giraffe, hippo, bushbuck, grey duiker and kudu. Rangers attest to the fact that this region boasts a greater density of wildlife than anywhere else on the continent. The excellent game viewing experience is complemented by other activities such as stargazing, bird watching and moonlit bush dinners or sundowners (weather permitting). Ulusaba also has a boutique spa which must have the most exciting location of almost any spa on Earth—800 feet above the African savannah.
Day 14
Sabi Sand Game Reserve
N/a Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After a final game activity followed by brunch, you will be escorted to Ulusaba’s airstrip for the flight to Johannesburg, where you will connect to your international flight home. Bid farewell to Africa knowing that this has been a journey you will remember for the rest of your life.
Day 15
Fly to Joburg and homeward
N/a None
Arrive home.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

This inspired journey brings us a trio of heart-stirring African contrasts.

What's Included

Included

  • The Great Namibia and South Africa Adventure
    15 Days door-to-door
    This inspired journey brings us a trio of heart-stirring African contrasts.

    We begin in Namibia, at the splendidly imaginative Onguma the Fort, surrounded by the profound peacefulness of Etosha National Park’s dry, archetypally vast landscapes and free-ranging animals, a gloriously unusual safari experience of visiting a series of animal-magnet waterholes, each a revelation. Then we’re off to the iconic One&Only in forever zesty Cape Town and Richard Branson’s serene Mont Rochelle in the gorgeous Cape Winelands, a dissimilar but no less bedazzling experience.

    We finish in Branson’s Safari Lodge or his nearby Rock Lodge, tucked into his private Ulusaba Game Reserve, part of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, a varietal land of acacia-dotted savannahs, riverine forests, and rocky bluffs, graced with 150 mammal species, 470 avians, and 300 tree species, ranging from monumental baobabs to winsome ilala palms

    Safari Highlights

    • Game drives, safari walks, and star-gazing from the observatory at Sir Richard Branson’s Ulusaba Game Reserve.
    • Private Cape Winelands tasting and viticulture experience at luminary wineries like Fairview, Kanonkop, Waterford, or Ernie Els.
    • Intimate, comprehensive Cape Town touring: towering Table Mountain, spectacular, super-verdant Cape Peninsula (penguins aplenty!), Victorian-era towns, the festively multi-cultural Malay Quarter, a heartfully inspiring Micato-AmericaShare project, and more.
    • Expert guides and facilitators at every step of the way, plus our unique 24-hour Concierge Service.
    • The timeless immensity and marvelous desert-adapted animals of Namibia’s Etosha National Park experienced on game drives and on foot.

Not Included

  • This information was not provided.

About Us

The only nine-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 and Victoria Falls. 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.

Sustainability

Information not provided

Terms & Conditions

Scheduled Departures:

PAYMENTS - 20% deposit due at time of booking. Final payment due 90 days prior to departure.

CANCELLATIONS

- 90+ days prior to departure $500 per person

- 89-60 days prior to departure 20% penalty

- 59- 30 days prior to departure 50% penalty

- 29 days or less 100% penalty.

Bespoke Departures:

PAYMENTS - 30% deposit upon confirmation of space. Final payment 120 days prior to departure.

CANCELLATIONS

- 120 days+ prior to departure 20% penalty

- 149 - 120 days prior to departure 30% penalty

- 119 -90 days prior to departure 50% penalty

- 89 days or less prior to departure 100% penalty



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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.

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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

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 Huber

Top-Notch

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

Excellent

By: Zzz


Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2017

Excellent... our 2nd trip with Micato and it was great
Travel Advisor:  Ken Neibaur

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

A VERY HARD ACT TO FOLLOW

By: TANYA CANT


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

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

Terrific

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 Huber

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!

Maybe?

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.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Barber

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

#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

Africa

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.
Travel Advisor:  Tracy Hughes