I Viaggi di Cate
Emozione, incanto, libertà, sicurezza .. questo è un viaggio con Caterina Migno
Sono nata fra le colline toscane all’ombra degli olivi.
Di qui la decisione di intraprendere il percorso per diventare guida di safari.
Travel Designer specialized in Namibia and Southern Africa, Travel Consultant, AFGA certified Safari Guide, Tour Manager.
Passionate photographer and farmer.
These are my career paths and my name is Caterina Migno. I was born in the Tuscan hills in the shade of olive trees. Since I was a child, my parents took me around Europe, and made me feel traveling not only like a vacation, but as a discovery of unusual landscapes, different habits and an opportunity for acquaintances and dialogues with new people. . This practice with foreign countries naturally led me to study languages and to obtain a degree from the University of Florence.
The passion for travel, which has also fueled my interest in photography, has led me to engage in the tourism sector for over 25 years.
The culmination of my work and cultural process, however, was the meeting with the guides of Aiea (Italian Association of African Experts) / Afga (African Field Guides Association).
Hence the decision to undertake the path to become a safari guide. It was a real undertaking to go from selling trips and guiding groups in cities of art or westernized countries to venturing into a Nature in which it is vital to be able to recognize mammals and stars, reptiles and planes and to be able to cope in unexpected situations that only a trip to Africa can reserve. This work, which involved me emotionally, gave me the opportunity to face an adventurous way of traveling, full of natural and human discoveries, of relationships with customers open to new experiences and ready to get excited with me, creating a relationship of trust. and friendship, which usually lasts well beyond the travel time.
Among the many countries in the world that I have visited, Namibia, back in 2009, has become for me the most fascinating destination with its unique landscapes in the world, where unforgettable experiences are made of meeting the Himba and San, ancestral peoples, with wild animals, with a flora that challenges the ancient Namib desert ...
The experience of the trips undertaken in Southern Africa during the last 13 years, now allows me to know how to organize programs for all types of travelers with originality and competence: from the family to the couple on their honeymoon, from small groups of friends to lovers of trekking and adventure.
Obviously I do not only deal with Africa, but also the Americas, especially Argentina and Chile, Australia, Japan and India ...
I make use of the collaboration of the best Italian and local tour operators (Eagles Rock tours & safaris).
I love Namibia
Il mio motto? I love Namibia, Namibia mon amour.
Molti anni fa ho scoperto questo bellissimo paese e da allora non ne posso più fare a meno.
È come una dipendenza: dalla sabbia color ruggine che ti rimane nelle scarpe e che ti porti a casa, dai tramonti rosso fuoco, dalle onde che potenti si infrangono sulle dune, dal ruggito del leone che squarcia la notte namibiana, dai canti delle donne San, dai colori delle palline di vetro dell'arte del ferro, dal profumo di un bobotje, dal barrito di un enorme elefante adattato al deserto, dall’odore del fumo che esce dalle capanne degli Himba, dal respiro delle montagne….
La Namibia ti entra sotto pelle e nell'anima e non ti lascia più.
Ho imparato a conoscerla viaggio dopo viaggio, emozione dopo emozione, incontrando persone che con me hanno avuto il groppo alla gola davanti alla magnificenza di un paese creato da Dio in un giorno di rabbia.
Un paese dove tutte le strade sono lunghe, ma belle come la meta che infine raggiungerai.
Un paese che rimarrà in te. Per sempre.
Many years ago I discovered this beautiful country and since then I can no longer do without it.
It is like an addiction: to the rust-coloured sand that stays in your shoes and that you take home, to the fiery red sunsets, to the powerful waves that break on the dunes, to the roar of the lion that pierces the Namibian night, to the songs of the San women, to the colours of the glass balls of the iron art, to the smell of a bobotje, to the beating of an enormous elephant adapted to the desert, to the smell of the smoke coming out of the Himba huts, to the breath of the mountains....
Namibia gets under your skin and in your soul and never leaves you.
I have learned to know it journey after journey, emotion after emotion, meeting people who, like me, have had a lump in their throat at the magnificence of a country created by God on a day of anger.
Years of kilometres travelled on dusty, bumpy but not inaccessible roads, following roads that you know will lead you to something amazing that will conquer you.