DISCOVER MICATO’S AFRICA WITH A BESPOKE SAFARI
Custom-built safaris is something we do better than anyone in the world. Micato’s bespoke experts are constantly in touch with the ins and outs, the ups and downs, and the soaring possibilities for private safaris. So whether you’ve always dreamed of going on safari, or if you woke up the other day with the sudden urge to visit Africa, we will tune into your wishes, schedules, budget, interests and inclinations, and we will work with you to create a bespoke safari that will surpass your dreams and ignite the urge to return one day to bask again in Africa’s golden joys.
Our handpicked property portfolio is carefully revised year-by-year to ensure we are constantly offering our guests the ‘best of the best’. Our portfolio features properties listed on the Travel+Leisure World’s Top 500 Hotels plus a few of our favourites. Our continually strengthening relationships with the camps and lodges ensure our guests are accorded to preferential treatment and greeted as good friends of good friends.
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Here are some of the extraordinary properties Micato has chosen for its Bespoke and Classic journeys…
MAASAI MARA, KENYA
Set in a lush riverine forest in the midst of a game-rich private conservancy, Kichwa Tembo’s tented suites are modern and elegant. Each has a private deck overlooking what we think is one of Kenya’s most stunning landscapes, and the camp’s pool, airy main lodge and exceptional service add luster to Kichwa’s terrific reputation.
MOUNT NELSON HOTEL
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Cape Town’s grande dame hotel – the pink, very pretty and much loved Mount Nelson Hotel is the perfect city retreat situated in the shadows of Table Mountain. Follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, Winston Churchill and John Lennon with a stay in one of the hotel’s colonially restored bedrooms with a modern twist.
KALAHARI DESERT, BOTSWANA
Years ago, a certain piece of land entranced Jack Bousfield so much that he set up camp there. Jack’s Camp, a remote oasis in a rugged crossroads of wildlife, is set along the heavenly Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. This lavish camp introduces us to the desert’s denizens, especially the Bushmen of the Kalahari. Jack’s Camp is an indulgent escape in a captivated landscape.
SINGITA LODGES & CAMPS
Micato enthusiastically send bespoke safari goers to Singita’s authentic and ultra-luxurious lodges and tented camps throughout Tanzania such as Sasakwa Lodge, Sabora Plains Tented Camp, Faru Faru Lodge (pictured), Serengeti House, the marvellous mobile Explore Camp in the Grumeti Reserves, and Singita Mara River Tented Camp in Lamai.
LOISABA TENTED CAMP
Nestled on an escarpment overlooking the magnificent patchwork of Laikipia, Loisaba was designed to relish the breathtaking views of Mount Kenya. The spacious, airy tents have floor-to-ceiling doors and windows, polished floors and minimalist but sophisticated African furnishings. The famous star bed experience is available here.
CHYULU HILLS, KENYA
Ol Donyo is a supreme lodge set amidst 275,000 acres of rolling wilderness with remarkable views of Kilimanjaro. The lodge has ten exquisite, individually designed suites which all feature combinations of private pools and verandas, sitting rooms, and an indulgent treat: private rooftop star beds. Explore the area by foot, mountain bike, horseback or 4x4.
SOSSUSVLEI DESERT LODGE
NAMIB DESERT, NAIMIBIA
Each of Sossusvlei Desert Lodge’s spacious villas feature elegant interiors and spectacular views through massive windows. Explore this rugged landscape and the otherworldly Sossusvlei Dunes by foot or on quad bikes; relax on your private veranda and when night falls gaze at a the African night sky from the lodge’s observatory.
NGORONGORO CRATER LODGE
NGORONGORO CRATER, TANZANIA
Set on the forested rim of the great and mind-blowing grand Ngorongoro caldera, Crater Lodge is consistently recognised as one of the world’s most luxurious and elegant places to stay. Each of the lodge’s exuberantly decorated suites are perched on stilts, providing ever-changing, breathtaking views down into the lost world.
SABI SAND & KRUGER, SOUTH AFRICA
There’s a reason that Singita was named the top hotel in Africa and has been voted best in the world more than 15 times. Each of its four camps in South Africa provide unrivaled luxury in unspoiled landscapes. They are set within two different reserves with some of the best game viewing in the world, plus first rate cuisine and sumptuous amenities.
Sasaab Samburu is a sensationally stylish lodge set in a huge and wild landscape. It’s proud to offer sensitive and genuine interactions with the local Samburu people, known and admired for their cultural pride and openheartedness. Each of Sasaab Samburu’s airy rooms features four-poster beds as well as a private veranda with its own ultra-refreshing plunge pool.
SELINDA RESERVE, BOTSWANA
Set in the shade of a red ivory forest, Zarafa Camp is an eco-friendly hideaway offering a personalised luxury camp experience. Accommodating only eight guests, the camp’s four marquis tents each feature rustic decor, complete with custom-crafted furniture and a copper fireplace. Each room has its own louge and veranda with private plunge pool.
Chic and elegant, Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp’s 10 luxe tents feature modern, earthy interiors of African fabrics and locally sculpted furnishings, as well as al fresco showers open to the sun and stars. The camp sits on the edge of an oxbow lake bustling with hippos and it also provides a private Serengeti experience with exceptional wildlife viewing.