On an archaeological dig with the Leakeys

Explore Humanity’s Birthplace

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Insider’s Take

Wanderlusty, curious, eager to survive and prosper, humankind moved out of Africa a couple of hundreds of thousand years ago, but before that, our species, every one of our forebears, called Africa home.

The famed Leakey family has long been at the forefront of investigating our African origins. And, as it happily happens, the Leakeys and Micato’s Pintos have been family friends for more than a half-century.

That long relationship with the First Family of Paleoanthropology has enabled us to arrange many Custom Safaris into Kenya’s dramatic Northern Frontier, up by haunting Lake Turkana, where we can learn and dig and marvel as the secrets of our species are carefully unveiled by dedicated scientific sleuths.

As Micato’s Liz Wheeler says, “How many people have the chance to live the life of a modern-day Indiana Jones in the most exciting setting possible?”

This is indeed an incomparable safari experience. To read more about our partnership with the Leakeys, and our guests’ participation in archaeological digs, click here.

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