In this brand-new series called SkipperSpeaker, Toehold’s Kenya Photography Tours Skipper Sachin Rai speaks about what makes Kenya special as a wilderness destination, and outlines our annual calendar of Tours to the celebrated land of the lion, designed specially for you. Head to www.toehold.in/phototours
The participants knew that the Great Migration was the mother of all mammal congregations on the planet. But they were just going to find out why it’s truly special. A side-striped jackal stood broadside in the late-afternoon sun, with the grass, now browning, swaying gently in the evening wind.
The morning began early for the group as they made their way to Lake Naivasha for birding, and found yellow-billed storks, African fish eagles, pelicans, cormorants and pied kingfishers. Hippos and waterbucks were in residence too. Then they drove to the Mara, and made some closeups of a topi without much ado. A
Day three dawned, and the group took the long drive to reach Lake Nakuru by evening. En route to the lodge, they drove around, and at first found an impala. Within five minutes of entering the park, they were watching a white rhino on a meadow with the backdrop of a fever forest. Just then, […]
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
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
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 […]