Micato Safaris Receives Travel + Leisure 2010 Global Vision Award

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Travel + Leisure Magazine's Global Vision Awards Honor Leaders in Responsible Travel; Micato Safaris Wins Award for Youth Education

Students and Their Teacher at a One for One Supported School in Mukuru, Kenya

"For more than twenty years, the education of Africa's children has been our greatest and most rewarding commitment," states Dennis Pinto, Managing Director of Micato Safaris.

Luxury safari outfitter Micato Safaris (http://www.micato.com) is proud to receive a 2010 Global Vision Award from Travel + Leisure magazine. The awards, which were given in five categories: conservation, sustainability, preservation, development, and leadership, are meant to identify the latest and best examples of the power of travel as an engine of positive change.

The winner in the development category for youth education, Micato was lauded for its innovative One for One Commitment, which promises to send an African child to school for every safari the company sells.

“For more than twenty years, the education of Africa’s children has been our greatest and most rewarding commitment,” states Dennis Pinto, Managing Director of Micato Safaris. “We are honored to be recognized for what we consider our most important mission of all – providing an education to those who would otherwise do without.”

The 19 winners were chosen by a distinguished panel of seven judges, including Nobel-prize winning economist Dr. Joseph Stiglitz; model, designer, and goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organization Liya Kebede; and Oscar-winning documentarian (The Cove) Louie Psihoyos.

The awards are featured on http://www.travelandleisure.com and in the November issue of Travel + Leisure.
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 (http://www.americashare.org), 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 its projects in Mukuru, a slum on the outskirts 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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