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Kenya May 2014 Tour Report: Amboseli

Fourteen people fell in love with the same thing at the same time. Toehold’s Sachin Rai facilitated this romance with Kenya through a Tour that packed it all. As always the group checked in to a Nairobi hotel and stayed overnight, relaxing their tired bodies from the six-hour flight that had got them across the
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Kaziranga, Nameri and Eaglenest Tour Report

Wild buffalo chases, domestic elephant charges and dozens of wildlife sightings marked the bespoke Tour to India’s North-east for French hobbyist-photographer Yann Muzika, led by Toehold’s Sachin Rai. A pair of Asiatic water buffalo chased each other; an Asian barred owlet flashed its magnetic eyes and a
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Corbett February 2014 Tour Report

Sachin Rai led a group of six cousins in what started as a big family trip and ended up as so much more. The group met at the Old Delhi rail terminus at 9:30 p.m. Some were youthful by age, and some at heart. Sachin needed no introduction but nevertheless performed the formalities outside the station […]
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Corbett February 2012 Tour Report

Birds hovered heavily on this highly productive Tour.  But ultimately, it was the cats that crowned it. In the outskirts of Ramnagar, Skipper Sachin Rai set out with his group on a mission for avian beauties, to kick-start the tour.  Soon after commencing their drive, when they stopped near a dry riverbed to look
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Gir Lion Photography Tours by Toehold

The visceral roar of a male lion sends a shiver down your spine as his whole body reverberates to the deep, guttural call. This video gives you an idea of what it could be like, but to experience it firsthand, join one of our Gir Photography Tours.
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Bandipur February 2014 Tour Report

The tiger was on everybody’s lips.  Could the Tour bring it to their sights too? Dark clouds had gathered in the low, menacing sky, but as the group met an hour after noon at the Gol Ghar of the homely Bandipur Safari Lodge, the enhancement of social climate lifted the group’s spirits to a fine […]
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Kaziranga, Nameri and Gibbon January 2014 Tour Report: Part 2

It was the group’s first morning in Kaziranga, as they met at the restaurant for a piping-hot cup of the famous Assamese tea and relatively ordinary biscuits, and departed on their maiden safari in the Central Range of the Tiger Reserve. Within minutes of entering the park, participants were treated to the first
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Kaziranga, Nameri and Gibbon January 2014 Tour Report: Part 1

The aircraft landed on Guwahati tarmac on a glorious day, and the Tour Skippers whisked the participants at once to the most unattractive destination of the Tour – a dump. Although on the onset this sounds unappetising, the precious opportunity it offers to photograph the endangered greater adjutant stork
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Gir December 2013 Tour Report

A smooth and uneventful drive from Rajkot had got the group to Gir on 4 December. The weather wasn’t as cold as they had expected, which was a good thing.  Even better, Skipper for the Tour and captain extraordinaire, Phillip Ross facilitated a mutual introduction session before the group hit the sack with roaring
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