African Splendour

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African Splendour

We’re not sure why, but great journeys often involve great contrasts. African Splendour is a case in point. On the full 17-day safari (the first 6 days in Southern Africa are optional), we range through 34 degrees of latitude and four countries, but, most engagingly and contrastingly, we experience the diverse excitements of Cape Town’s urban pizzazz, the watery colossus of Victoria Falls, and the wondrous game lands of the Serengeti-Maasai Mara ecosystem, where the wandering rains compel the planet’s most momentous movement of big, interesting mammals. (And then there’s the Ngorongoro Crater, which really can’t be contrasted with any other place, because there really isn’t any other place remotely like it, at least on our home planet.)

Those with a little less time can begin the safari on Day 8 in Nairobi before heading off to the quite engagingly contrasty Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti, and the Maasai Mara, high on the list of Africa’s supreme splendours.

Safari Highlights

  • A magnificent and varietal passage through fabled East and Southern African landmarks: buzzing and beautiful Cape Town, epic Victoria Falls, and the legendary game reserves of East Africa.
  • A sterling collection of carefully curated hotels, camps and lodges, including the Belmond Mount Nelson in Cape Town, the famed Victoria Falls Hotel, the stunning Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, and Sir Richard Branson’s personal camp in Kenya.
  • A rich variety of experiences: wine tasting in the gorgeous Cape Winelands, exploring the wondrous Cape Point Nature Reserve on the continent’s southern tip; land and air views of stupendous Victoria Falls; eventful game drives and walks in the heart of East Africa’s big game country.
Interests
  • Luxury
  • National Parks and Preserves
  • Safari, Animals, and Wildlife
16 Nights Starting At
November 01, 2024 through November 30, 2024
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Double Occupancy and Internal Flight
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Day 4
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
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Day 16
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16 Nights from $37,400.00 (USD) Per Person
Double Occupancy and Internal Flight
November 12, 2024 11:59 PM
16 Nights from $38,400.00 (USD) Per Person
Double Occupancy and Internal Flight
October 12, 2024 10:59 PM
16 Nights from $38,400.00 (USD) Per Person
Double Occupancy and Internal Flight
December 12, 2024 11:59 PM
Additional
Offers



2023 Dates

To and from Home | Every date is a guaranteed departure

Jan. 07 – Jan. 23May 27 – June 12Aug. 12 – Aug. 28Oct. 28 – Nov. 13
Jan. 14 – Jan. 30June 03 – June 19Aug. 19 – Sept. 04Nov. 04 – Nov. 20
Jan. 21 – Feb. 06June 10 – June 26Aug. 26 – Sept. 11Nov. 11 – Nov. 27
Jan. 28 – Feb. 13June 17 – July 03Sept. 02 – Sept. 18Nov. 18 – Dec. 04
Feb. 04 – Feb. 20June 24 – July 10Sept. 09 – Sept. 25Nov. 25 – Dec. 11
Feb. 11 – Feb. 27July 01 – July 17Sept. 16 – Oct. 02Dec. 02 – Dec. 18
Feb. 18 – Mar. 06July 08 – July 24Sept. 23 – Oct. 09Dec. 09 – Dec. 25
Feb. 25 – Mar. 13July 15 – July 31Sept. 30 – Oct. 16Dec. 16 – Jan. 01
Mar. 04 – Mar. 20July 22 – Aug. 07Oct. 07 – Oct. 23Dec. 23 – Jan. 08
Mar. 11 – Mar. 27July 29 – Aug. 14Oct. 14 – Oct. 30Dec. 30 – Jan. 15
May 20 – June 5Aug. 05 – Aug. 21Oct. 21 – Nov. 06
2024 Dates

To and from Home | Every date is a guaranteed departure

Jan. 06 – Jan. 22May 25 – June 10Aug. 10 – Aug. 26Oct. 26 – Nov. 11
Jan. 13 – Jan. 29June 01 – June 17Aug. 17 – Sept. 02Nov. 02 – Nov. 18
Jan. 20 – Feb. 05June 08 – June 24Aug. 24 – Sept. 09Nov. 09 – Nov. 25
Jan. 27 – Feb. 12June 15 – July 01Aug. 31 – Sept. 16Nov. 16 – Dec. 02
Feb. 03 – Feb. 19June 22 – July 08Sept. 07 – Sept. 23Nov. 23 – Dec. 09
Feb. 10 – Feb. 26June 29 – July 15Sept. 14 – Sept. 30Nov. 30 – Dec. 16
Feb. 17 – Mar. 04July 06 – July 22Sept. 21 – Oct. 07Dec. 07 – Dec. 23
Feb. 24 – Mar. 11July 13 – July 29Sept. 28 – Oct. 14Dec. 14 – Dec. 30
Mar. 02 – Mar. 18July 20 – Aug. 05Oct. 5 – Oct. 21Dec. 21 – Jan. 06
Mar. 09 – Mar. 25July 27 – Aug. 12Oct. 12 – Oct. 28Dec. 28 – Jan. 13
May 18 – June 03Aug. 03 – Aug. 19Oct. 19 – Nov. 04
Options & Extensions

Hot Air Balloon Safari
It is an effortless feeling usually reserved for dreams… natural, feather-light, exhilarating. There, looking out over a stunning landscape, from your peerless perch, in the calming silence of the African dawn… it’s hard to imagine it getting any better. And then, the star of the show—quite literally, in fact—pokes out from under its terrestrial cloak.

Tracking Majestic Mountain Gorillas
The soft mists prevail here as they did when Dian Fossey wrote her legendary book Gorillas in the Mist. And the creatures that drew Dr. Fossey are the same ones which beckon to us: rare and endangered Mountain Gorillas.

Lend a Helping Hand
Every Micato traveller is given the opportunity to change the course of a life. We invite guests to spend an extra day in Nairobi and visit one of our AmericaShare projects in the slums, learn of the challenges, meet the orphaned and vulnerable children and be inspirited to help.

Zanzibar
Zanzibar. It’s perfumed air caresses travellers with scents of the spices that have grown in abundance throughout the island since time began. Exotic and enchanting, this Indian Ocean isle allures travellers with a personality and pace all its own—just a short hop from mainland Tanzania, but a world away. The name alone conjures a romantic daydream. Meandering streets are lined with whitewashed houses and reminders of Swahili influence; the air is redolent of the spices grown here for centuries. From the lush Jozani Forest to bustling Stone Town, Zanzibar is an island paradise ripe for exploration.

To and from Home | Every date is a guaranteed departure

Jan. 07 – Jan. 23May 27 – June 12Aug. 12 – Aug. 28Oct. 28 – Nov. 13
Jan. 14 – Jan. 30June 03 – June 19Aug. 19 – Sept. 04Nov. 04 – Nov. 20
Jan. 21 – Feb. 06June 10 – June 26Aug. 26 – Sept. 11Nov. 11 – Nov. 27
Jan. 28 – Feb. 13June 17 – July 03Sept. 02 – Sept. 18Nov. 18 – Dec. 04
Feb. 04 – Feb. 20June 24 – July 10Sept. 09 – Sept. 25Nov. 25 – Dec. 11
Feb. 11 – Feb. 27July 01 – July 17Sept. 16 – Oct. 02Dec. 02 – Dec. 18
Feb. 18 – Mar. 06July 08 – July 24Sept. 23 – Oct. 09Dec. 09 – Dec. 25
Feb. 25 – Mar. 13July 15 – July 31Sept. 30 – Oct. 16Dec. 16 – Jan. 01
Mar. 04 – Mar. 20July 22 – Aug. 07Oct. 07 – Oct. 23Dec. 23 – Jan. 08
Mar. 11 – Mar. 27July 29 – Aug. 14Oct. 14 – Oct. 30Dec. 30 – Jan. 15
May 20 – June 5Aug. 05 – Aug. 21Oct. 21 – Nov. 06

To and from Home | Every date is a guaranteed departure

Jan. 06 – Jan. 22May 25 – June 10Aug. 10 – Aug. 26Oct. 26 – Nov. 11
Jan. 13 – Jan. 29June 01 – June 17Aug. 17 – Sept. 02Nov. 02 – Nov. 18
Jan. 20 – Feb. 05June 08 – June 24Aug. 24 – Sept. 09Nov. 09 – Nov. 25
Jan. 27 – Feb. 12June 15 – July 01Aug. 31 – Sept. 16Nov. 16 – Dec. 02
Feb. 03 – Feb. 19June 22 – July 08Sept. 07 – Sept. 23Nov. 23 – Dec. 09
Feb. 10 – Feb. 26June 29 – July 15Sept. 14 – Sept. 30Nov. 30 – Dec. 16
Feb. 17 – Mar. 04July 06 – July 22Sept. 21 – Oct. 07Dec. 07 – Dec. 23
Feb. 24 – Mar. 11July 13 – July 29Sept. 28 – Oct. 14Dec. 14 – Dec. 30
Mar. 02 – Mar. 18July 20 – Aug. 05Oct. 5 – Oct. 21Dec. 21 – Jan. 06
Mar. 09 – Mar. 25July 27 – Aug. 12Oct. 12 – Oct. 28Dec. 28 – Jan. 13
May 18 – June 03Aug. 03 – Aug. 19Oct. 19 – Nov. 04

Hot Air Balloon Safari
It is an effortless feeling usually reserved for dreams… natural, feather-light, exhilarating. There, looking out over a stunning landscape, from your peerless perch, in the calming silence of the African dawn… it’s hard to imagine it getting any better. And then, the star of the show—quite literally, in fact—pokes out from under its terrestrial cloak.

Tracking Majestic Mountain Gorillas
The soft mists prevail here as they did when Dian Fossey wrote her legendary book Gorillas in the Mist. And the creatures that drew Dr. Fossey are the same ones which beckon to us: rare and endangered Mountain Gorillas.

Lend a Helping Hand
Every Micato traveller is given the opportunity to change the course of a life. We invite guests to spend an extra day in Nairobi and visit one of our AmericaShare projects in the slums, learn of the challenges, meet the orphaned and vulnerable children and be inspirited to help.

Zanzibar
Zanzibar. It’s perfumed air caresses travellers with scents of the spices that have grown in abundance throughout the island since time began. Exotic and enchanting, this Indian Ocean isle allures travellers with a personality and pace all its own—just a short hop from mainland Tanzania, but a world away. The name alone conjures a romantic daydream. Meandering streets are lined with whitewashed houses and reminders of Swahili influence; the air is redolent of the spices grown here for centuries. From the lush Jozani Forest to bustling Stone Town, Zanzibar is an island paradise ripe for exploration.

About Micato Safaris
Micato Safaris logo
Back in 1966, Felix Pinto, a ranking member of the ex-British Kenyan government, started a luxury safari company. He also dabbled in gentleman farming on the family's rambling acreage outside Nairobi, which was even profiled in the prestigious American edition of Geo magazine. Micato's private safaris ultimately prevailed over farming and forty-five years and a Stanford, Harvard and Stanford Business School graduation later, the Pintos are joined by their (well educated!) children in the running of Micato Safaris. As it has always been, Micato is more than just a business—it is a labour of love.

The Experience
The thrilling jolt of discovery, the shared smiles of amazement. Connecting with nature, with new cultures… and with a timeless part of yourself. Such experiences are not always common… but in Africa, they are as regular as the rising Serengeti sun.

But this is more than just Africa—it’s Micato’s Africa. It’s an experience unlike any other, where you are a VIP everywhere you go. It is a blend of excitement and elegance, a place of delightful surprises and uncommon luxury. It is the home of Felix and Jane Pinto, who treat their guests, as Travel+Leisure noted, like “well-loved, out-of-town relatives.”

Whether you're looking for a classic safari, a private off-the-beaten path journey, or a personal exploration of Africa's tribal cultures and rituals, there is simply no experience like a Micato safari.

Read More

About Micato Safaris
Back in 1966, Felix Pinto, a ranking member of the ex-British Kenyan government, started a luxury safari company. He also dabbled in gentleman farming on the family's rambling acreage outside Nairobi, which was even profiled in the prestigious American edition of Geo magazine. Micato's private safaris ultimately prevailed over farming and forty-five years and a Stanford, Harvard and Stanford Business School graduation later, the Pintos are joined by their (well educated!) children in the running of Micato Safaris. As it has always been, Micato is more than just a business—it is a labour of love.

The Experience
The thrilling jolt of discovery, the shared smiles of amazement. Connecting with nature, with new cultures… and with a timeless part of yourself. Such experiences are not always common… but in Africa, they are as regular as the rising Serengeti sun.

But this is more than just Africa—it’s Micato’s Africa. It’s an experience unlike any other, where you are a VIP everywhere you go. It is a blend of excitement and elegance, a place of delightful surprises and uncommon luxury. It is the home of Felix and Jane Pinto, who treat their guests, as Travel+Leisure noted, like “well-loved, out-of-town relatives.”

Whether you're looking for a classic safari, a private off-the-beaten path journey, or a personal exploration of Africa's tribal cultures and rituals, there is simply no experience like a Micato safari.

Read More

Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.