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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.
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.
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.