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Summer Wildlife Camp - For Kids
Bandipur Bandipur Bandipur Bandipur

Bandipur
28 to 30 Mar 2017
Bookings Closed: Please note that bookings for this Camp have been closed. Please get in touch with us to be contacted in the event of a place opening up due to cancellation.


CAMP HIGHLIGHTS



  • A fascinating experience in one of India's richest tiger habitats
  • A great holiday in the lap of nature
  • A comfortable stay in two lovely lodges
  • A treasure of learning about nature and photography
  • A whale of a time with a friendly, patient and helpful Toehold Skipper
  • A riveting expedition that is sure to have them asking for more


"Start young, stay young."

That is the most relevant aphorism of our times. And in a world increasingly alienated from its own roots, an early introduction to the wonders of Nature can have a long-lasting positive effect.

This summer, Toehold invites children and young nature-lovers to make that start and experience the great outdoors like never before, on the Summer-Special Wildlife Camp at Bandipur.

CAMP SYNOPSIS

Nestled in the foothills of the Nilgiri Mountains, these twin forests boast of an array of fascinating flora and fauna, including over 300 species of birds, some of which are found nowhere else in the world.

A vital cog in the Nilgiri Biosphere, historic Bandipur is one of India's first and finest Tiger Reserves, and also Southern India's most famous. Its priceless tiger and leopard habitat is home to three rivers and represents in part the best remaining haven for the endangered Asiatic elephant, Indian wild dog and a plethora of life in all its sensational forms and colours.

Rich in bamboo, teak, sandalwood and flame of the forest, the hallowed alleyways of the two forests exude whimsical enchantment from every wild nook and cranny.

Serving as base camps for the exploration of all this glory will be two lovely lodges that strike the perfect balance between homely comfort and the spirit of adventure - the tastefully furnished Bandipur Safari Lodge at Bandipur run by Jungle Lodges and Resorts.

Book a place now and send your child on a wild ride that will pave the way for a green future!

Watch the video to see what some of the children had to say about the experience.

PHOTOGRAPHY SKIPPER




TESTIMONIALS BY PREVIOUS CAMP PARTICIPANTS

Kids who were a part of a similar Camp previously said:

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Bookings Closed: Please note that bookings for this Camp have been closed. Please get in touch with us to be contacted in the event of a place opening up due to cancellation.

  •   DAY 1   28 March 2017, Tuesday:  Excited Arrival and Early Exploration

    We depart Bangalore at the crack of dawn and proceed to be enchanted on our much-awaited Summer Wildlife Camp. After a quick breakfast stop on the way, we reach Bandipur in the afternoon and check in to our beautiful lodge.

    After check-in and a scrumptious lunch, Skipper Phillip Ross will introduce participants to the art and science of wildlife photography. The group then departs on an evening jungle safari in Bandipur, where we explore the wildlife hotspots and keep our eyes peeled for surprises.

    We return to the resort at dusk, after enjoying the many sights, sounds and smells of the forest. Over bonfire and dinner we get to know one another better and discuss the unique experience of the maiden safari.

    We end the night with a session of entertainment followed by a presentation on wildlife conservation.
  •   DAY 2   29 March, Wednesday:  Excursion Proper

    We wake up early to the melodious bird-songs outside our windows.

    After a delicious breakfast, we set out to behold Bandipur Tiger Reserve and its numerous marvels in the morning light, and we utilize the time and the opportunity to learn time-lapse photography and practising other forms of nature art, by choosing appropriate subjects.

    Soon we hit lunchtime. The chef at the resort is renowned as one of the best in the area, and we can be assured of a meal that will pamper our taste buds. After lunch we rest awhile and prepare ourselves for an evening to remember.

    When we embark on an evening safari in Bandipur, we will have a great opportunity to practice what we've learnt on the trip so far with regard to photography and tracking.

    We return just after sunset. If blessed with a clear sky, we will learn the art of star-gazing and spend the rest of the evening reminiscing about the sightings and experiences we've enjoyed on the trip.
  •   DAY 3   30 March, Thursday:  Swansong and Return

    The final morning arrives and we make an early start to enjoy the last safari in Bandipur. After hopefully a productive experience, we breakfast and check out.

    We stop for lunch at Mysore, the City of Palaces, and continue onwards to Bangalore to conclude an unforgettable excursion that your child will cherish.
Bookings Closed: Please note that bookings for this Camp have been closed. Please get in touch with us to be contacted in the event of a place opening up due to cancellation.

Individuals
INR 14,900/-
Exclusive of service tax
For ages: 8 to 12 Years
Per child on triple-sharing accommodation
Individuals
INR 19,900/-
Exclusive of service tax
For ages: 12 to 16 Years
Per child on triple-sharing accommodation
Inclusions
  • Triple-sharing accommodation in comfortable rooms or tents
  • Road transfers from Toehold Office, Bangalore, to the destinations and return
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and hot beverages (coffee and tea)
  • Bottled water
  • All safaris and entry fees
  • Camera fees
Exclusions
  • Travel between your home and the Toehold office.
  • Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals and beverages ordered
  • Insurance, laundry and phone calls
  • Soft drinks
  • Anything that is not included in the inclusions list
  • All applicable service tax
Payment Terms
  • 100% Camp fee in advance for confirmation
Cancellation Fees
  • 10% outside 30 days before the camp
  • 25% between 29 and 22 days before the camp
  • 50% between 21 and 15 days before the camp
  • 75% between 14 and 8 days before the camp
  • 100% within 7 days before the camp

Please note: The date of written (email) communciation of intent to cancel is the date considered for calculation of the cancellation fees.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Participants who have a medical history of blood pressure, heart-related problems or asthma are advised to seek medical advice before enrolling for this Tour.
  2. Fitness to complete the Tour is the only criterion for participation.
  3. Toehold Travel & Photography Pvt Ltd. shall not be responsible for injuries, damages, or losses caused to any traveller in connection with terrorist activities, social or labour unrest, mechanical or construction failures or difficulties, diseases, local laws, climatic conditions, abnormal conditions or developments, or any other actions, omissions, or conditions outside the travel partner's control.
  4. All clients travelling with Toehold Travel & Photography Pvt Ltd. must complete and sign a reservation form and the "Release of Liability, Assumption of Risk & Arbitration Agreement" form.

Bookings Closed: Please note that bookings for this Camp have been closed. Please get in touch with us to be contacted in the event of a place opening up due to cancellation.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who should attend this Camp?

    Anybody between 8 and 16 years of age is welcome to join the Camp. There are no other eligibility criteria.
  • How many participants can be expected on this Camp?

    Your child can expect a maximum of 15 other kids for company. The Camp strength has been kept down to ensure smooth running of the event and quality time with the Skipper for each kid.
  • By what mode will children explore the forest on this Camp?

    Children will enjoy the wilderness in a safari vehicle.
  • What about my child's safety during the event?

    Your child's safety is of paramount importance to us. The Skipper leading this Camp has been trained by Toehold on child protection; child behaviour and development; health and safety; activity programme delivery; and Toehold's code of conduct, policies and procedures. The Skipper will accompany the children on all activities and the Camp will have at least one staff member qualified in administering First Aid, at all times.
  • What things should my child bring to this Camp?

    Water bottle
    Cap or hat
    Shoes and slippers/floaters
    Three sets of sober-coloured outdoor clothing (including shorts and swim wear), night clothes, towel and woollens
    Toiletries and other personal essentials
    Notebook, pen, pencil, crayons and watercolours (if possible)
    Torch
    Mosquito repellent
    Camera and binoculars (if possible)
Bookings Closed: Please note that bookings for this Camp have been closed. Please get in touch with us to be contacted in the event of a place opening up due to cancellation.



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QUICK INFO

  • Date: 28 to 30 Mar 2017

  • Cost:

    For ages: 8 to 12 Years
    INR 14,900/-
    Per child exclusive of service tax

    For ages: 12 to 16 Years
    INR 19,900/-
    Per child exclusive of service tax

  • Skipper: Phillip Ross

PAYMENT OPTIONS

We accept all major credit and debit cards.

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