THE STANLEY WING SAFARI
AT A GLANCE
Our most comprehensive and popular safari. Luxuriously long stays in some of Kenya’s and Tanzania’s most treasured and exhilarating game parks. The perfect itinerary for a first timer to Africa, or a seasoned African traveller.
- Visit Kenya & Tanzania
- 13 Nights
- 5 Internal Flights
- Price from: USD$15,700 per person based on double room occupancy
We named this Classic Safari after the iconic 19th century Africa explorer, Henry Morton Stanley and it is our most popular trip. We have chosen to leisurely travel throughout East Africa, heading southwards from Kenya’s vibrant capital to Amboseli and further into Tanzania, before looping back north into the Maasai Mara and Nanyuki.
This comprehensive itinerary highlights some of the continent’s most cherished game parks as well as offering unique wildlife encounters such as visiting Kenya’s only chimp haven, the Sweet Waters Chimpanzee Centre. It is the ideal adventure for all guests; whether you are a frequent visitor or heading to Africa for the very first time.
This Classic Safari is a culmination of generations of safari experiences, complemented by present day knowledge; all woven together with five bush flights to ensure you have maximum time on the ground spotting wildlife.
The Norfolk Hotel is your first stop – the perfect place to relax after your flight from home. Your time in Nairobi will be packed full of visits to the National Museum and Karen Blixen’s house before being invited into the home of Felix & Jane Pinto, the founders of Micato Safaris, who can give you insight to the history of the company.
You will take a short bush flight to Amboseli National Park, a reserve in the shadows of Mount Kilimanjaro that is renown for its elephant population. Here you will spend two nights in the eco-lodge Ol Tukai Lodge. Your days here will be spent exploring this national park on game drives as well as visiting a traditional Maasai village where you will learn all about their incredible culture.
TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
You will drive south into Tanzania for a spot of lunch in Arusha. A short flight will take you to Tarangire National Park where you will spend one night at the Tarangire Sopa Lodge. Take in the enchanting views of the baobab-studded landscapes and enjoy identifying the 550 bird species. After a morning game drive, spying on the diverse wildlife, you will head further west into the Ngorongoro Crater.
THE NGORONGORO CRATER
The Ngorongoro Crater is famed for having the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa – it is home to the Big Five – not to mention its phenomenal landscape. Here you will stay for two nights at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge which is perched on the gigantic crater’s rim; allowing you to gaze at the crater floor hundreds of feet below.
Final stop in Tanzania – the Serengeti. Your final two nights will be spent at the airy Serengeti Sopa Lodge, set deep in the heart of the world’s most important animal migration corridor which is home to three million large mammals that freely roam the plains. Enjoy days spent roaming the plains and ticking the Big Five off your list.
THE MAASAI MARA
From the Serengeti you will fly to the Maasai Mara and explore these vast plains over the next two days – unquestionably the earth’s greatest haven for large mammals. Nights in the Mara will be spent at either the Fairmont Mara Safari Club or Kichwa Tembo. You will spend the next two days on game drives, topping them off with sundowners over looking the Mara.
Next is Nanyuki where you will stay two nights at the Mount Kenya Safari Club. A range of activities is on offer here – golf, trout fishing, tennis, riding and more. The club has its own animal orphanage and the Ol Pejeta Conservancy is nearby – home to the world’s two last remaining northern white rhinos and over 110 critically endangered black rhinos; plus its Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
You fly back to Kenya’s capital where a day room awaits you at either the Norfolk or Boma Hotels. Before your late flight home; your final day can be spent shopping for souvenirs, relaxing in the hotel, or heading to Mukuru – where you can meet some of the children benefiting from Micato’s One for One Commitment Programme – for every safari sold, we send a child to school.
It’s a challenge to determine where to begin with Micato… We are seasoned travellers, taking an average three to four significant trips annually. I can say without reservation that we have never had a single travel experience that we haven’t thoroughly enjoyed. However, having said that, we can also state unequivocally that our Stanley Wing Safari with Micato transcends any journey that we have taken.
– Gary and Linda Kaplan