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Micato’s Zebra Fact File

MICATO'S ZEBRA FACT FILE   Family: Equidae Family, this includes horses and asses. Scientific Name: Equus Quagga Types of Species: Plains Zebra (The most common & geographically widespread Zebra), Grevy's Zebra (largest living and endangered Zebra)...

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Micato’s South Africa Fact File

MICATO'S SOUTH AFRICA FACT FILE   Capital City: Pretoria (executive), Cape Town (legislative)and Bloemfontein (judicial) Population: 53 million (it is the 25th biggest country in the world by land area) Best Time to Visit: May to September (for game...

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When’s Best To Travel to Africa?

This question isn’t an easy one to answer.  The short answer is that Africa is a year-round destination for luxury safari travellers.   No matter when you wish to go, there is a place in Africa that will be perfect for that time of year. Generally speaking the game...

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Top Books to Read whilst in Africa

We've compiled a list of ten books we recommend you read when in safari in Africa - we'd love to hear from you if you have any to add!   Blood River: A Journey to Africa’s Broken Heart by Tim Butcher. A vivid account by the adventurous British journalist, Tim...

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A Typical Day on a Micato Safari

It’s safe to say that every day on safari brings something different, new experiences and new sightings.  To explain a typical day is therefore quite complex.  But to give you a general idea – you wake around 6am to fresh hot coffee and biscuits.  We tend to leave...

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Our Ten Safari Dos and Don’ts

SAFARI DOS one // Dress correctly – it is important to try to blend into your surroundings as much as possible. Especially if you are heading out into the bush on a walking safari. two // Keep calm and listen – you are with some of the best guides in Africa so are in...

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What to Wear on Safari

So, what should you wear out in the bush?  Well, the best way to get close to the wildlife on a walking safari is to not attract unwanted attention and by trying to blend into your surroundings as much as possible.  Stick to the neutrals: greens, browns and khakis and...

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One Night in a Star Bed

Have you ever imagined sleeping under the famous African stars, completely alone out in the wilderness? I was lucky enough to stay in the star beds when I visited Loisaba Tented Camp (Star Bed Camp).  It is a truly unique adventure; there really isn’t anything quite...

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When’s Best to Travel to India?

As much as you might think it is - India is not an all year destination. Being such a large country India's weather is extremely varied. Overall, the best time to go to India is during the cool, dry season between October and March as it remains relatively rain-free...

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