​Southern Africa Luxury Safaris

As befits a continent that takes up almost a quarter of the planet’s land surface, Africa exhibits great and fascinating diversities, a full palette of “incongruities and incredibilities” (to steal a phrase from Mark Twain).

That diversity is nowhere more dramatic than in South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia–the three Southern Africa countries Micato takes such pleasure in helping our travellers get to know.

 

South Africa’s unofficial motto is A World in One Country (its official motto is Unity in Diversity) and the country’s diversity is nearly planetary in scope. Cape Town is one of Earth’s most dazzlingly situated cities. It’s also high-spirited, modern-minded, and chock full of hip bistros and elegant hotels, all of them presided over by stupendous Table Mountain. The nearby Cape Winelands, a kind of Napa Valley with added mountains and Old Dutch-style hostelries, is a magnet for fanciers of wine, fine cuisine, and beautiful countrysides. Kruger National Park and a series of equally wildlife-rich private game reserves–such as Micato favorites Sabi Sabi and Shambala, both complete with some of the continent’s loveliest and most salubrious camps and lodges–round out South Africa’s diversity with classic opportunities to safari in well-conserved gamelands.

Botswana, commonly considered a great African success story, is one of the world’s most sparsely inhabited nations, largely because so much of it consists of beautiful, but not terribly nurturing desert, notably the famously daunting Kalahari. The great, green exception to all that dry sand is one of Micato’s favourite earthly places, the famed Okavango Delta, where the robust river of the same name, frustrated in its search for an outlet to the sea, seeps life-givingly into the Kalahari’s sands, creating a huge wonderland of peaceful lagoons, meandering waterways, marvelously isolated luxury camps, and animals in profusion.

In Namibia we strike out from luxurious, magnificently designed safari camps into the vast and otherworldly deserts of the interior, marveling at the highest sand dunes on earth (the tallest could look the Empire State Building straight in the eye), making game drives in search of Namibia’s superbly adapted 192 mammal species (not to mention its 250 reptile and 645 bird species). Namibia has become a poster-country for intelligent, community-involved wildlife conservation; 50% of all its wild animals live freely in its many conservancies.

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Luxury Africa Safaris to Southern Africa

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African Splendour

​The Best of East & Southern Africa

From fizzy Cape Town to East Africa’s legendary game parks, this wide-ranging safari highlights the best of two distinctive and delightfully unique regions.

17 days from $23,650 per person Explore Southern Africa: South Africa, Zambia and East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania
A pool overlooking the jungle

Jewels of Southern Africa

A Trove of Gleaming Gems

The natural and human splendours of Cape Town, followed by luxurious game viewing in Sabi Sand Game Reserve, next to Kruger National Park, ending with a watery bang at world-wondrous Victoria Falls.

13 Days from $22,500 per person Explore Southern Africa: South Africa and Zambia
The Hemingway Wing Safari

Passage Through Botswana and Zimbabwe

Natural Marvels, Soothing Luxury

From the mesmerizing, miraculous Okavango Delta to mammoth Victoria Falls and the classic gamelands and safari experience of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park.

14 Days from $17,300 per person Explore Southern Africa: Botswana and Zimbabwe
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Botswana’s Timeless Wilderness

​Big Game, Splendid Isolation

Botswana’s astonishing contrasts—winding waterways, animal-rich savannahs, immense floodplains—plus the heart-stoppingly colossal cascades of Victoria Falls.

12 days from $16,050 per person Explore Southern Africa: South Africa, Botswana and Zambia
A mountain at sunset in Namibia

The Great Namibia and South Africa Adventure

Brilliantly Choreographed Contrasts

Beginning with Namibia’s vast and gorgeous wilderness, then to the urban delights of Cape Town and its salubrious Winelands, ending with superb game viewing in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

15 Days from $19,700 per person Explore Southern Africa: Namibia and South Africa
Private Safari Group

Custom Safaris

One-of-a-Kind Adventures

Hand-crafting Custom Safaris is something we do as well as—no, better than anyone in the world.

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A waterfall
Victorial Falls
The Cape Town
Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Okavango delta boat tour
Watching Sunset and Wildlife in Nairobi
Sunset dinner at Savuti Chobe
Linyanti Floodplains
The Cape Floristic Region
KwaZulu-Natal Evening View
Kalahri Desert
Wildlife in the Makgadikgadi Pan
Hole in the Wall – an icon of the Eastern Cape
Western Cape
Looking out to beautiful desert scenery during dinner at Sossusvlei Namib Desert
Ultimate Skeleton Coast & Kaokoveld Conservancy Safari
Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra
Swakopmund and Walvis Bay
Christ Church, Windhoek

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