The Stanley Wing, named for the iconic 19th-century Africa explorer Henry Morton Stanley, may be Micato’s most comprehensive and popular safari. We range through East Africa widely and leisurely, from Nairobi into the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro in southern Kenya and farther into Tanzania, with luxuriously long stays in some of the continent’s most treasured and exhilarating game parks. The Stanley Wing is a matchless introduction to the dreamt-of Africa; it’s also a marvelous way to experience that Africa yet again.
Stanley, a world celebrity for finding Dr. David Livingstone in 1871 after a gruesome 700-mile trek from Zanzibar to Lake Tanganyika (he legendarily greeted the famed missionary with the words “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”), still ignites controversy among historians (they don’t call you Bula Matari—Breaker of Rocks—for your mild manners). But a couple of things about him are sure. He was a very tough fellow, and he was hopelessly enthralled by Africa and the “sweet and novel pleasure of indifference to all things earthly” that it offers the traveller, “one of the most soul-lulling pleasures a mortal can enjoy.”