Micato Safaris

November 9, 2010 | By

I recently returned from a Safari to Kenya, which was coordinated by Virtuoso, Micato Safaris and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. The experience was amazing and included:

  • Multiple game drives through the Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • A hot air balloon ride over the African countryside
  • Meetings with some Maasai Elders and a visit to their village
  • Mountain bike riding at the Mount Kenya Safari Club




More Giraffes

We stayed at the three fantastic Fairmont properties in Kenya:

  • Fairmont The Norfolk – in Nairobi
  • Fairmont Mara Safari Club
  • Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

The trip was capped off with a visit to the Micato AmericaShare project in Mukuru. We got a chance to meet some of the children and see firsthand how Micato is helping this poor African community improve itself through:

  • Education
  • Community Outreach and
  • Economic Development

AmericaShare - 2 Girls

AmericaShare - 3 Children

AmericaShare - Children

I made several observations:

  • Micato has built a first class Safari business in East Africa. There is good reason that they have been named “World’s Best Tour Operator and Safari Outfitter” by the readers of Travel+Leisure an unprecedented seven times.
  • The owners, the Pinto family, are actively engaged; we even had dinner at their home
  • Micato is doing the community a great service with their AmericaShare Non-Profit organization
  • Fairmont Hotels has an amazing set of Kenya properties; the quality and service can’t be duplicated