A Private Safari Is Within Reach

Pick any departure of one of our Classic Safaris and ask us to make it private for your group.
The first step: Get a group together! Call your friends and family and invite them on safari.
A private Africa adventure for less. We call it The Micato Private Classic Safari.

What makes a Private Classic “Private”?

The Private Classic is one of our Classic safaris made into a private trip for just you and your friends. You’ll travel on your own and at your own pace, with your own vehicles, drivers and safari director all to yourselves.

Hundreds of Departures

Choose the Micato Classic Safari you love most and pick the date that works best for your group. Then give us a call. If the date is available, it’s yours. If it isn’t, we’ll find a way to make it work for you, one way or another.

A Private Safari for Less

Converting an existing departure into a private one for you and your friends gives you many of the same benefits of a safari built from scratch, but for less. Just having the full attention of a Micato Safari Director is a tremendous value.

What Size Group Is The “Right” Size?

Any size at all. Invite your family, friends (or both!), or reserve a Private Classic for simply you and a special someone. It’s entirely up to you. And if the size of your group grows or shrinks before you go, no worries… we’ll make it work.

Will You Get Your Dates?  Of Course!

We will do our utmost to honour your first choice of dates. And we absolutely hate saying no! If you request a date for a departure that’s already booked, we will open up a new departure on that date just for your group.

I’m in! How do I book a Private Classic?

Give us a call at 212-545-7111 or 800-MICATO-1. We’re here from 8:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time Zone) every weekday. Or send us an email at inquiries@micato.com and we’ll get to work on your Private Classic Safari post haste.

Which Private Journey Will You Choose?


As travel writer Tim Cahill commented, “A journey is best measured in friends”. Travel offers a shared experience you can cherish for years to come. Why not start with the T+L World’s Best Safari.


Africa in one of the most family-friendly places on Earth. Fabulous sights are seen, horizons stretched, educations enhanced and memories created. See the winding waterways and immense floodplains that Botswana’s Timeless Wilderness offers.

Special Occasions

How about celebrating your 100th birthday with Maasai elders? You’re never too old to safari and The Hemingway Wing Safari is a lifetime opportunity for all. Learn more.

East Africa

The gamelands are dramatically, heart-stirringly unique, the greatest display of star-quality wildlife on planet Earth. The most famous of East Africa’s wildlife kingdoms is the Serengeti-Maasai Mara Ecosystem. This is just one area the Micato Grand Safari explores.

Southern Africa

South Africa’s diversity is nearly planetary in scope. Cape Town is one of Earth’s most dazzlingly situated cities. Add to this the allure of Botswana with the From Cape to Delta safari.


India is a land of rapturous liveliness, of art and devotion and flowering creativity, a land that values intense quietude amidst its endlessly swirling colour. You can experience many of India’s most compelling magnificence on Splendours of Northern India.