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~Micato Is Nine-Time Winner of the Travel Industry's Most Influential Reader Survey~

New York, NY (August 10, 2012) – Luxury safari outfitter Micato Safaris has been voted the #1 “World’s Best Safari Outfitter” by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine for an unprecedented ninth time. The results of Travel + Leisure’s annual World’s Best Awards survey— listing readers’ favorite hotels, cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, car-rental agencies, spas, tour operators and safari outfitters—were announced July 6, 2012 with Micato receiving an overall score of 97.97 out of a possible 100 points. In addition, Micato was inducted into the Travel + Leisure Hall of Fame, which recognizes those companies that have been on the list for a solid decade.


“We are honored that our travelers have singled us out yet again for being the best at what we enjoy most: providing a singular, seamless experience that also serves to sustain the people and places we visit,” states Dennis Pinto, managing director of Micato Safaris. “This would not have been possible without our dedicated staff, hard-working lodging partners and, of course, our wonderful, adventurous travelers.”


The top winners in each category will be honored at an awards ceremony on July 19 hosted by Editor-in-Chief Nancy Novogrod and VP/Publisher Jean-Paul Kyrillos at the Conrad New York hotel in New York City.


Other winners include Singita Grumeti Reserves, Serengeti, Tanzania (World’s Best Hotel); Crystal Cruises (World’s Best Large-Ship Cruise Line); Boracay, Philippines (World’s Best Island); Bangkok (World’s Best City); Singapore Airlines (World’s Best International Airline); and Red Mountain Resort, Ivins, Utah (World’s Best Destination Spa).


The awards are featured on and in the August issue of Travel + Leisure, on newsstands July 20, 2012. For more information about Micato Safaris, visit or call 1-800-MICATO-1.

About Micato Safaris

Micato Safaris is a luxury safari operator—offering adventures in East Africa, Southern Africa and India—that’s been setting the industry standard for luxury and service for more than three decades. Travellers have recognized Micato’s unsurpassed service by naming the company the #1 World’s Best Safari outfitter an unprecedented nine times and the #1 World’s Best Tour Operator a record eight times (before the categories were separated in 2012) in Travel + Leisure’s prestigious annual survey. Micato’s other accolades include winning the Conde Nast Traveler World Savers Award an unprecedented five times. For more than a quarter century, Micato’s nonprofit arm, AmericaShare, has been supporting orphaned and vulnerable children and adults affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Micato furthered its philanthropic outreach in 2010 when the company introduced its revolutionary One for One Commitment, which places one impoverished child in school for every safari sold.