Micato Safaris Named 'World’s Best Tour Operator' By Travel + Leisure

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Luxury Safari Outfitter MIcato Safaris Tops the Charts for an Unprecedented Seven-Time Travel + Leisure "World's Best" Win in its Category

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Micato Safaris has received the “World’s Best Tour Operator and Safari Outfitter” award from Travel + Leisure in its annual World’s Best Awards readers’ poll for an unprecedented seventh time in its category. The award, voted on annually by the readers of Travel + Leisure, is considered the gold standard of the travel industry. This year, Micato received a score of 97.03 making it the top Tour Operator and Safari Outfitter. Micato has held this honor more times than any other tour operator or safari outfitter.

Micato’s Managing Director, Dennis Pinto, will accept the award at the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards ceremony on July 21 in New York City. The World’s Best Awards readers’ poll results are featured on http://www.travelandleisure.com/worldsbest and in the August issue of the magazine.

“We are honored to have again received this prestigious accolade,” said Pinto. “One win is an achievement, two wins may indicate a trend, but when you win something seven times, it is recognition of consistent excellence.”

“When we ask travellers why they rank Micato so highly year after year, the answer is always the same: we care, personally and deeply. We’re not a huge conglomerate with dozens of international offices- we’re small, sincere and family-run, and we focus only on Africa and India, two regions we know intimately, because that’s where we’re from. We strive to make our safaris exceed our guests'j wildest expectations and to provide tremendous value,” Pinto concluded.

For more information about Micato Safaris, please visit http://www.micato.com or call 1-800-MICATO-1.

About Micato Safaris

Jane and Felix Pinto founded Micato Safaris in Kenya in 1966; the company has been providing the most luxurious and personalized African safaris to sophisticated travelers ever since. Winning the coveted Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Tour Operator & Safari Outfitter” award for an unprecedented seven years, Micato prides itself on providing exceptional service throughout every stage of the safari experience.

For the past twenty years, Micato’s nonprofit arm, AmericaShare, has been actively working in Kenya to support the orphaned and vulnerable children and adults affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Funded 100% by Micato Safaris, AmericaShare channels the donations of its safari guests, corporate partners and industry friends directly to one of its projects in Mukuru, a notorious slum outside of Nairobi. AmericaShare’s mission is to provide education and resources to facilitate sustainable change to the women and children of the Mukuru community.


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