Luxury South Africa with Micato Safaris

Natural Marvels, Big Game, and One-of-a-Kind Adventures are waiting for you. 

Book by Oct 31, 2023

A luxury African safari is at or near the top of most travelers' wish lists, but the ins and outs of actually going on a safari may seem vague. Micato’s safari specialists understand this and are adept at transforming your perhaps hazy safari dream into a brilliant, achievable reality. 

Explore mesmerizing South Africa in style with the world’s greatest luxury safari company. Book your South African Safari and receive a $400 Safari Shop Gift credit, great to use for apparel and gear. 

All of Micato's safaris are designed to highlight the variety and richness of the game-viewing experience (almost invariably including the fabled Big Five: lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, rhino, and grandly gamboling elephants), typically making a morning and afternoon game drive in comfortable, well-provisioned and expertly guided safari vehicles.

What is included with a Micato Safari

- Luxury accommodations and all meals.

- A highly-credentialed Micato Safari Director* during your journey.

- 24/7 Concierge Team poised to meet last-minute, unexpected, and unusual requests.

- Every last gratuity, even substantial ones to Safari Directors, drivers, concierges, waiters, porters… and everyone else, from beginning to end of your journey.

- Local wine and beer at mealtimes, vehicles stocked with refreshments.

- Complimentary laundry service. You can pack less and even return home with a bag of clean clothes… now that’s luxury!


No matter where you choose to explore, you can be sure you'll be treated like a well-loved, out-of-town member of the family. 


Recommended Micato Safaris

Be sure to ask your advisor about other exciting Safaris 

Jewels of Southern Africa10 nights

Cape Town to Johannesburg | Please Inquire for Pricing | Departures available through Dec 31, 2024
Exclusive Bonus: $200 Gift Credit per person to the Micato Online Safari Shop
South Africa: Cape Town, Phinda Private Reserve, Sabi Sand, Johannesburg
Zambia: Victoria Falls

We honour many especially radiant gems on this wonderfully eventful, under-two-week safari: sparkly Cape Town and its Winelands, Phinda Private Game Reserve’s marvelously varied ecosystems, the classically golden savannahs and lush forests of the private Sabi Sand Game Reserve, and gargantuan Victoria Falls. We begin with three nights in Cape Town’s knockout One&Only, with festive excursions into the nearby Winelands. Then comes a splendid couple of days in Phinda’s seven distinct and beautiful habitats, and on to the artfully designed Tengile River Lodge, on a serene bend in the private Sabi Sand Game Reserve’s Sand River, a private enclave next to Kruger National Park. We end with a thrilling watery roar at Victoria Falls and the famed Royal Livingstone, where mist from the nearby colossus Victoria Falls freshens our day.

Botswana's Timeless Wilderness9 nights

Roundtrip Johannesburg | Please Inquire for Pricing | Departures available through Dec 31, 2024
Exclusive Bonus: $200 Gift Credit per person to the Micato Online Safari Shop
South Africa: Johannesburg
Botswana: Okavango Delta, Gomoti Plains, Moremi
Zambia: Victoria Falls

If we had to pick the most miraculous African place of all, it might well be the Okavango Delta, where the 1,000-milelong Okavango River gives up on its search for an outlet to the sea and seeps lifegivingly into the sands of one of the world’s most uncompromising deserts, creating a vast and mesmerizing oasis. As Frans Lanting wrote in his elegiac book Okavango: Africa’s Last Eden, “The [Delta’s] very existence in the middle of the Kalahari Desert is nothing short of miraculous . . . like a dream.”

Botswana’s wilderness is expansive and—to our scurrying senses—timeless, and the Okavango isn’t its only dreamy place. Our under-two-week safari takes us to three others, right up near the top of African marvels: the lush and pacific Gomoti Plains Camp, the exemplary Moremi Game Reserve, quite close to another phenomenon of miraculous rarity, Victoria Falls.

Passage through Botswana and Zimbabwe11 nights

Roundtrip Johannesburg | Please Inquire for Pricing | Departures available through Dec 31, 2024
Exclusive Bonus: $200 Gift Credit per person to the Micato Online Safari Shop
South Africa: Johannesburg
Botswana: Okavango Delta, Khwai Private Reserve
Zambia: Victoria Falls
Zimbabwe: Hwange National Park

Botswana’s Okavango Delta, a world-unique oasis of smoothly meandering waterways, lagoons bubbling with hippos, idyllic mini savannah islands, the “most unexpected of wonders,” as Frans Lanting wrote, “water in the desert,” gently pulsing water that brings life to a dazzling population of wildlife. Victoria Falls, Mosi-oa-Tunya, “The Smoke That Thunders,” far and away the planet’s grandest waterfall—as we like to say, one of the planet’s grandest anythings— brimming with “scenes so lovely [they] must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight,” rhapsodized David Livingstone, the first outsider to succumb to the Falls’ immense charisma. And not far from the colossal cascade, Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park’s archetypal African landscapes, roamed in natural freedom by the fabled Big Five and five score other mammals and 20 score colorful avians, making Hwange one of the continent’s finest game-viewing, traveler-enchanting destinations.

The Great Namibia and South Africa Adventure12 nights

Roundtrip Johannesburg | Please Inquire for Pricing | Departures available through Dec 31, 2024
Exclusive Bonus: $200 Gift Credit per person to the Micato Online Safari Shop
South Africa: Cape Town, Sabi Sand, Johannesburg
Namibia: NamibRand Nature Reserve, Etosha National Park

After an overnight in suburban Johannesburg, we begin in the brilliantly conceived chalets of Kwessi Dunes in solitudinous NamibRand Nature Reserve, an example of the country’s epic sceneries, followed by a three-night stay at the imaginative Onguma the Fort, surrounded by the peacefulness of Etosha National Park’s dry, archetypally vast landscapes, and free-ranging animals. Then we’re off to the iconic One&Only in forever zesty Cape Town and the gorgeous Cape Winelands, a dissimilar but no less bedazzling experience.

We finish in Sir Richard Branson’s Safari Lodge or his nearby Rock Lodge, tucked into his private Ulusaba Game Reserve, part of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, a varietal land of acacia-dotted savannahs, riverine forests, and rocky bluffs, graced with 150 mammal species, 470 avians, and 300 tree species, ranging from monumental baobabs to winsome ilala palms.

Voted #1 World’s Best Safari Outfitter by Travel + Leisure an unprecedented 10 times, Micato Safaris has set the industry standard for luxury African safaris and India journeys. When Felix and Jane Pinto founded Micato 60 years ago in Africa, their only business plan was to treat guests like family, an approach Travel+Leisure recognized when they wrote “Micato Safaris’ edge is personal warmth. The Pinto family run their show as though they were entertaining well-loved, out-of-town relatives.” Whether on a Classic scheduled departure or a top-to-bottom tailored Custom journey, Micato guests experience the very best touring and game viewing with highly credentialed guides and stay in hotels, lodges, and camps that balance timeless beauty with spectacular extravagances. A highly-credentialed Micato Travel Director accompanies every African safari and India journey. Also included are a renowned on-site 24/7 Concierge team, valet laundry, all meals, alcoholic beverages at mealtimes, every gratuity, and much more. And through The Micato One for One Commitment, the company sends a child to school for every guest on safari.

Terms & Conditions

All fares are land only, per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability at time of booking. Fares include taxes and fees and are in US dollars. Registration: A deposit of 30% is required at the time of booking. The balance or final payment is due 120 days prior to departure. Cancellations: Cancellations received by Micato 120 days or more prior to departure are subject to a cancellation fee of 20% of the total retail tour rate; 119– 60 days prior to departure is 50% of the tour rate; Cancellations received 59 days or less are subject to a 100% cancellation fee. Trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended. Different cancellation terms apply for Custom, Private Classic journeys, or Extensions. Insurance is strongly recommended. International airfare is not included. Gift Credit: Provide code DT-1023 upon booking. New bookings only. Must Travel by December 31, 2024. Subject to availability. No cash value. *departures with fewer than 6 travelers may be locally hosted.


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