Family-owned and -operated, this New York–based operator offers deliberately luxurious trips driven by a sustainable ethos. Safari lodges enchant with such unadulterated luxuries as private plunge pools and personal butlers. Cultured safari guides educate, instruct, and amuse, while itineraries offer an irresistible array of experiences from the sophisticated pleasures of Cape Town to the celebrated savannas of the Serengeti and the near-spiritual beauty of the Kalahari.
Micato has been long praised for its ability to deliver seamless personalized "un-group-like" service and over-the-top luxury without sacrificing true immersion in the "real Africa." Stand-out inclusions on Micato programs include time-saving bush flights between lodges and an "all tips included" policy.
Destinations Serviced: Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Most Popular Package: The Stanley Wing Safari, Kenya, 16 days, from $11,000 per person.
Philanthropy: Their charitable endeavours are impressive, with visits to the Micato-AmericaShare Harambee Community Center a highlight for many clients.
What They Do Best: Impeccable service from start to finish alongside excellent community projects.
Feb 10, 2014
I went with Micato to South Africa.I arrived a day early and discovered that there was only one other couple of my trip. Had I known that,I would have postponed my trip to another date.The hotel in Johannesburg was lovely but I had an ordinary room.I complained later and upon return to Jo'burg was given an lovely junior suite.Dinner at family's home was lovely. Drove down to Cape of Good Hope and that was interesting.But the 4 days in Bushman's Kloof
were dreadful, boring,terrible accomodations, mediocre food,and nobody from Micato to whom to complain.Basically, they take you to a place and leave you there. That continues when they take you to the Bush. But there you don't miss Micato. We went to a few base camps and they are spectacular and are run beautifully. But Micato has nothing to do with that.If I had it to do over again,I would do it with A&K.