In addition to providing our guests with an incomparable luxury safari experience, Micato is steadfastly committed to making a difference in the places we travel. Of course, there is the work we do through our non-profit AmericaShare; but we also we work with several reputable organizations in their efforts to protect animals, their habitat and Africa's cultural heritage.
In fact, we visit many of these organizations during our safaris—to educate our guests about the wildlife they see in Africa and, in many cases, to provide our guests with an "up close and personal" view of some of Africa's more charismatic (and cute) creatures!
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust The trust is dedicated to the protection and preservation of Africa's wilderness and its denizens, particularly endangered species. http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org
William Holden Wildlife Foundation This foundation continues the important work of its famous founder
—helping to build respect, appreciation and understanding of Africa's flora and fauna in Africa, and promoting responsibility for its protection. http://www.whwf.org
The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya (The Giraffe Center) Founded by Betty and Jock Leslie-Melville in 1979, this organization is primarily focused on saving the endangered Rothschild Giraffe. The population of the Rothschild has more than doubled since its inception. http://www.giraffecenter.org/
East African Wildlife Society The East African Wild Life Society has been at the forefront of active conservation in the region since 1961. The Society is committed to promoting the conservation of East Africa's wildlife and the environment. http://www.eawildlife.org
Turkana Basin Institute Led by famed archeologist Richard Leakey, this organization is committed to understanding the geological history of the Lake Turkana Basin. They continue the work in the area where Dr. Leakey first discovered skeletal remains of the famous 1.7 million year old Turkana Boy. http://www.turkanabasin.org