What makes Metamo unique?
- We’re not selling a product. We’re selling an experience. And as your guide on this adventure, we’re here to support you when necessary — but it’s our goal to stay on the sidelines. You are the hero of your great story. Not us.
- Our itineraries are designed from our own experiences traveling through Africa. And they’re designed with you in mind, giving you endless opportunities for adventure, romance, and transformation.
- Our dedication to giving back. We care deeply about Africa and its people and cultures. We’ve spent 15 years caring for orphaned children, placing a strong focus on education in that time. And for every person who travels with Metamo, we are able to put a Kenyan child through school for an entire year.
- We treat our employees like family. And they, in turn, treat every client the same. That respect, that care, is what makes every Metamo safari a memorable experience.
What can a Metamo journey do for me?
What is your COVID-19 plan?
The COVID-19 outbreak has affected us all to one degree or another. At Metamo, our clients’ safety — as well as that of our staff — is our number one priority. We have worked tirelessly to ensure that extra protocols take place. Please visit our Covid-19 Safety Protocols page to learn all of the ways we are working to keep you safe on your great journey. If you have any further concerns, please reach out to Greg Traverso directly.
What are your favorite things about traveling to Africa?
What if there’s too much time between safaris?
What is the food like?
What are the accommodations like?
Are there any age restrictions?
What medications or immunizations do I need?
Who greets me upon my arrival?
What do you recommend for my first safari?
We recommend a luxury safari because you will have nothing to worry about. Simply relax and enjoy viewing abundant wildlife, otherworldly sights, luxurious tented camps and lodges — all in spectacular, romantic settings.
As far as which destinations and journeys are best for you, we recommend choosing the country/countries you’d like to visit and the amount of time you’d like to spend in Africa. Start by exploring our Destinations and our Journeys — then contact a Metamo Travel Expert.
How long has Metamo been in business?
How many people do you take on your Classic Journeys?
What kind of aircrafts do you use on your flights between safari parks?
Will I have access to the internet and phone service while on safari?
What if I have a special request for something I want to experience in Africa?
Do you own your own hotels, lodges, camps, or resorts?
What should I pack?
We’re here to help. Some things are easily overlooked when packing, so please view our Pre-Journey Checklist for a guide to everything essential — and otherwise.
In Swahili, that means, “what do I wear?” We’ve put together a plan for your outfits in our Pre-Journey Checklist. It’s not a dress code by any means, but more of a guide. Bright colors aren’t great on safari, so we recommend khakis, olives, and browns. We also offer a guide to what to bring on your journey as well as a schedule for laundering services so you can pack — and stress — less.
What kind of itinerary should I choose?
That’s a tough one to answer, simply because it’s such a subjective question. What interests you? What type of activities are you most looking forward to? The best way to truly answer this question is to first read through our Journeys. If something stands out to you, great! If you still have questions, we’re here to help. We strongly encourage you to get in touch and talk through all of the options with a Metamo Travel Expert. If there’s something missing from our Journeys that you want to experience, we’re happy to work with you to design a custom adventure.
What is African culture like?
Who will be joining me on my safari?
What are the best parts about going on an adventure of this kind?
Leaving our busy lives behind to recharge and gain a fresh perspective on life. Spending such uninterrupted quality time with family and friends, meeting personal challenges, and coming back having gone through such a transformational experience is life-changing. As Mark Twain said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, dream, discover.”
Do I have to make my own international flight arrangements?
Yes, you’ll have to book your own international flights to and from Africa. Most flights from the US are routed through Europe. A popular alternative is to fly through Dubai.
The most important thing when booking is to ensure that your international itinerary lines up with the Metamo safari itinerary. Extra charges apply for arrivals and departures that don’t align with your itinerary’s schedule.
What is the Red Rhino Orphanage Project and can I visit or volunteer my time?
The Red Rhino Orphanage Project (RROP) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization based in California. It was founded by Metamo owners Greg and Susan Traverso in 2005 with a mission to empower some of the poorest and most disadvantaged children in Kenya through education.
We do not have a formal volunteer program. In terms of support, every person who travels with Metamo lets us put one child through school for an entire year. And we’re always open to financial support — whether or not you travel with us to Africa. Please visit rrop.org/outreach to learn more.
What kind of animals will I see?
On your safari, you’ll have a very good chance of seeing the Big Five: lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, and rhinos. Nothing in life is guaranteed, however, so keep that in mind. That said, Africa is rich with wildlife, so spotting unique creatures in their natural habitat is all but assured. You’ll see wildebeests, zebras, antelopes, gazelles, giraffes, baboons, warthogs, an abundance of birds, and so much more.
What is the Great Migration — and when does it take place?
Didn’t find what you’re looking for?
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