Micato Safaris—named the Travel+Leisure #1 World’s Best Safari Outfitter an unprecedented ten times—has been setting the standard for luxury and service for more than 60 years. Micato programmes include the very best experiences and lodgings in destinations throughout East Africa, Southern Africa, and India.

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Sumptuous experiences await the Micato traveller from the stunning Serengeti and Kalahari to South Africa’s enchanting Cape Winelands and beyond, in the company of Micato’s highly-credentialed safari directors and driver-guides. Each lodge and camp balances timeless beauty with spectacular extravagances from personal butlers and en-suite plunge pools to secluded private verandahs overlooking the wilderness.

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Micato’s enchanting ancestral home in India offers experiences of equal caliber. Their theory matches seamlessly with their practice: India is a stupendous destination, fun, entrancing, friendly, and enriching. From the spiritual luminosity of theTaj Mahal to the magnificent palaces of Jaipur, to intimate glimpses of the ever-elusive Royal Bengal Tiger in its natural habitat, travellers experience the deep wonder of this country of swirling color.

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A Micato adventure is life changing both for the traveller and for a child in Africa. Through the company’s One for One Commitment, for every safari they sell, they send a child to school.

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Micato’s nonprofit arm, AmericaShare, also operates a boarding school sponsorship programme and provides outreach through their community centre in the heart of Nairobi’s Mukuru shantytown. Micato’s philanthropic work has earned them five of Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious World Savers Awards – three for Education and two as the tour company “Doing it All.”

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Travel + Leisure states, “Micato’s edge is personal warmth. The Pinto family runs their show as though entertaining well-loved, out-of-town relatives.” This warm touch and personalized service means that every last programme includes every luxury. Three to seven time-saving bush flights per safari, only the most deluxe lodgings for all programmes, private 24/7 concierges, sundowner cocktails in the bush, and a policy of no tipping necessary, ever.