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Planning a vacation can be a very intimidating venture without someone to guide you through the details and pitfalls. Planning an international vacation that includes an African safari is a whole other animal altogether (pun intended). 

Currently, Tanzania, Kenya, and South Africa are open and welcoming enthusiastic adventure travelers with open arms. These 3 countries are home to some of the best game reserves and safari experiences on the planet, and our American Express Preferred partner Micato Safaris are the premier guides to bring it to life for you and your family. 

We've had several of our team members experience safaris with Micato, click the links to read their blogs recapping their adventures.  


Kenya and Tanzania

Micato: The Heart of Kenya & Tanzania

Heart map

The names alone are magic: The Serengeti. Ngorongoro Crater. The Maasai Mara. We’re reminded that when you travel, you visit names as well as places—names with romantic heft, names that resound, names that may have captivated travelers for many years. Names like Ngorongoro

In less than two weeks, The Heart of Kenya and Tanzania introduces us—or re-introduces us—to places with famous names, but most of all, it brings us to fantastic places, fantastic in the sense that their like is to be found exactly nowhere else on earth.

Highlights

  • Focus on game activities in East Africa’s most bountiful wildlife areas, emphasizing big herds and their predators.
  • A visit to the Olduvai Gorge, where the Leakey family unearthed our ancestor, the 1.75 million year-old fossil Homo habilis.
  • Spectacular early evening sundowners, unscripted, familial visits in Maasai villages and dining in Nairobi with Micato’s founders, Jane and Felix Pinto.
  • Expert, unstinting service from your Micato Safari Director and our unique 24-hour Concierge Service.
  • Visit to AmericaShare’s soul-expanding Harambee Centre in Nairobi.

 


South Africa

Micato: Jewels of Southern Africa

The Jewels of Southern Africa Map

Micato honors many of Africa’s jewels on their safaris, and on this wonderfully eventful, under-two-week safari they present three especially radiant gems: sparkly Cape Town, gargantuan Victoria Falls, and the classically golden savannahs and lush forests of the private Sabi Sand Game Reserve, next to Kruger National Park.

You'll begin with four nights in Cape Town’s knockout One&Only, a resort of outsize luxury on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and a superb base for explorations in this most cosmopolitan of cities and its varied, magnificent environs. Then comes a splendid four nights in the bush at beautifully designed Tengile River Lodge, on a serene bend in the private Sabi Sand Game Reserve’s Sand River. You'll end with a perennial favourite, the famed Royal Livingstone, where mist from nearby Victoria Falls freshens the day.

Highlights

  • Four in-depth days in effervescent Cape Town, one-on-one meetings with local go-getters and experts, exhilarating visits to Table Mountain, the charmingly colourful Malay Quarter, an inspirational Micato-AmericaShare project, and the city’s many other shopping, historical, and human highpoints.
  • Encounters with, and oenophilic wisdom from elite vintners in the gorgeous Cape Winelands.
  • Touchdown-to-takeoff service from expert guides and facilitators and 24-hour backup by our Concierge Service.
  • Wildlife excursions by 4-wheel drive vehicles and on foot in the wonderfully isolated Sabi Sands private game reserve adjoining Kruger National Park, in 4-wheel drive vehicles and on expertly guided, deeply informative walking safaris.
  • Two days of awe-striking views and rainforest trail walking at the world’s most stupendous waterfall, Victoria Falls.

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Book your African safari adventure with one of our advisors:  Submit Trip Request

Itinerary

Please work with your travel advisor to customize your booking by submitting a TRIP REQUEST.  

About Micato

Micato: Micato Africa founders Felix and Jane Pinto are native Kenyans who live in Africa. They, along with the rest of the Micato team, are available to consult with you at any time about whatever you may want or need. And the Pinto Family’s long history and established standing throughout Africa enables “only with Micato” access to extraordinary people, places, and experiences.

Travel Insurance

Once you've planned your trip, protect your vacation dollars and travel experience with travel insurance from Travel Insured International trip protection plans and/or MedjetAssist.

Travel Insured International® Travel Insurance

For more than 20 years, Travel Insured International has led with a passion that is based on a “do it better, do it smarter” mentality. They take pride in their mission, which built upon trust, innovation, and treating each and every customer like they are part of the family. As a principal provider of travel insurance, Travel Insured International helps our customers find solutions to any travel-related problem.

As a leading travel insurance provider, their goal is to help each individual travel confidently. They aim to keep their customers informed every step of the way, and most importantly to be there to help when things go wrong.

Whether it's business related, a long awaited cruise vacation, or a trip back home to see family and friends, traveling with a protection plan helps you relax and enjoy your travel experience to the fullest.

CLICK HERE to buy Travel Insured International Travel Insurance online now or talk to one of our travel advisors about adding Travel Insured International Travel Insurance to your vacation!

MedjetAssist

MedjetAssist is the premier global air-medical transport membership program in the U.S. As a member, if you are hospitalized more than 150 miles from home, MedjetAssist will arrange comprenhensive medical transportation to the hospital of your choice, not just the nearest adequate facility. Peace of mind every time you travel!

Domestic air-medical transports average $25,000 and internationally, it can exceed $100,000 but not with the protection of Medjet. Annual memberships are only $260 for an individual or $395 for a family, and Short-Term membersgips start as low as $99. Multi-year, Corporate and Group memberships are also available.

The MedjetAssist Difference

  • Air-Medical transport is to the member's hospital of choice, including home hospital.
  • No "medical necessity" - Neither the attending physician nor the capability of the existing facility determines the merit of a transport.
  • No healtth questions for those under the age of 75. Diamond applications are available for individuals ages 75 to 85. Applications must be approved prior to departure.
  • For individuals age 85 and up, Platinum memberships are available. This program is available to AARP members only and protects the member while they travel internationally. A Platinum membership application is required and must be approved prior to departure.
  • No adventure travel exclusions; No natural disaster exclusions; No terrorism exclusions.
  • No dollar limits on evacuations; No deductibles; No co-pays; No claim forms.
  • Domestic as well as international protection.

MedJet Q&A:

Q: What would happen if you became hospitalized because of illness or injury during your next trip? How would you manage getting back to your home hospital or another hospital of your choice… close to your family, trusted physicians, and in-network insurance?

A: With Medjet it would be easy because you would have the peace of mind knowing you have an unsurpassed team of professionals that would arrange for an air-medical transport back to the hospital of your choice, regardless of medical necessity. All you pay is your membership fee for this comprehensive protection.

Terms & Conditions

Terms vary by package. See Micato for details or ask your travel advisor.