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Kabini Safari

The jungles of Nagarahole are a year-round attraction to the green-eyed as it is composed of mixed deciduous forest. Snaking its way pristinely through the Nilgiri Biosphere, the Kabini forms a spectacular backdrop to the abundant wildlife of the region. And that includes the skilled, secretive and elusive beauties of stripes and spots – tigers and leopards – dwell in its depths.

The evocative landscape of the Kabini river and its fascinating backwater environs also enchant you if you are a beholder and hoarder of beauty. This part of the Earth makes is where you will experience viscerally the bliss of being in the wild and unwinding, of belonging where we always have.

Quick Information

  • Best time to visit:
    Throughout the year
  • Recommended min. duration:
    2 nights/3 days
  • Attractions:
    Wildlife
    Kabini River
    Kabini Dam
  • Activities:
    Wildlife Safari
    Photography
    Boat Safari
    Coracle Ride

Three ways to travel to Kabini. Which is yours?

There are three different ways to explore this spectacular destination. Depending on the kind of traveller you are, we welcome you to choose the right one.

Toehold Photo Travel

Our team of ace photographers will guide you on exciting journeys across the planet to ensure you come back with not only great travel memories but also some stunning photographs.
  • Photography Tours led by award-winning professional photographers.
  • Designed specifically for photography enthusiasts.
  • Real-time photography guidance and off-field photography sessions during the Tour.
  • Non-photographers are recommended to explore the other two travel options.

Upcoming Photography Tours:

MAR 15-17, 2019APR 12-14, 2019

Toehold Outdoors

Exploring the world with like-minded nature-lovers is surely an exciting human experience. Our fixed departures are a safe and fun way to travel for individuals.
  • Group Tours led by ace naturalists.
  • Optimum group sizes to balance efficiency and budget.
  • A wealth of wildlife learning.
  • Fun and safe group travel.

We currently don’t have group departures for this destination; we will alert you when we announce one.

Personalised Vacations

For families and individuals who want a tailor-made holiday to suit their personal needs, we invite you to explore our vast array of Vacations destinations across the world.
  • Completely customised vacations to suit all your needs.
  • Flexibility of dates, class of travel and lodging based on your requirement.
  • Exclusively planned for you and your family.
  • Leveraging the knowledge and experience of our team of travel experts.

Does this sound like what you need? Allow us to serve your wanderlust now!

Tailor-made Vacations to Kabini

What you will see and experience:

As a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve in which bountiful wildlife thrives, Kabini is home to the majestic Indian leopard and the tiger among other various birds and animals. It is also the largest haven for the endangered Asian elephant. Beholding the gorgeous green landscape and the backwater environs of Kabini River is an experience you’ll cherish for a long, long time.

When seen hanging off a tree as does an enticing fruit, the Indian leopard adds a dash of orange panache to a dominance of green environs. A thriving population of the endangered Asiatic wild dog or dhole is in Kabini. It is also home to the largest refuge of the threatened Asiatic elephant and magnificent tuskers.

On a boat ride, huge mugger crocodiles can be often seen basking in sunlight. Magnificent ospreys, river otters, ashy wood-swallows, grey herons and large egrets also live here. Droves of gaur, spotted deer and wild boar inhabit the shores, while a stroke of serendipity can even yield the coveted sight of a tiger.

The birds of the forest will complete the riveting act, with white-bellied woodpeckers, changeable hawk- and crested serpent-eagles, nuthatches, rollers, kingfishers and dozens of other species bringing up the numbers, while other animals, like the stripe-necked mongoose and the Bengal monitor lizard, stand up and get counted too.

Why let us arrange your trip?

At Toehold, we are passionate about travel and photography just as you are, which lets us understand your needs and travails perfectly. And we use our insight and experience to plan your vacation to perfection, so all you have to do is enjoy yourself and make memories for a lifetime.

Here are just some reasons you should leave your next holiday to us:

Precise Tailoring

Precise Tailoring

It’s your holiday, so you tell us how you want it, and we’ll tailor it to your exact expectations, down to every possible detail, just short of what fragrance of air-freshener you’d prefer in your cab.
Expert Advice

Expert Advice

Not clear about what you want or how to make the most of your vacation? Pick our brains and make an informed decision about how you’d like to spend your precious holiday, and then just prepare for a rollicking time.
Unmatched Experience

Unmatched Experience

With partnerships with the best people in the field and a stellar logistical network, we ensure no holds are barred in helping you enjoy an enriching and memorable experience.
Flawless Orchestration

Flawless Orchestration

Once the plan is set, you can count on us to make your experience a flawless pleasure. A star may implode or a planet may go out of orbit, but you can rest assured your tour will motor on without a glitch.

Frequently Asked Questions

How different are your Personalised Vacations from other holidays?

Unlike travel agents who plan your vacation from a remote destination to places they sometimes haven’t experienced themselves, our Personalised Vacations offer a comprehensive toehold to experience a place through the knowledge of experts who know the places first-hand. Besides, your holiday will be meticulously planned by making use of the best local contacts we have at every destination.

For whom is this destination suitable?

Anybody with an interest in wildlife and all the myriad marvels of the forests, and is over the age of 18 (unless accompanied by a parent or adult guardian) can explore this destination.

Can I take my children to Kabini?

You may certainly take your young child, but we don’t recommend taking infants and very small children on safari. Please talk to us for more information.

Will you book my flight tickets if needed?

Certainly! We take care of the flight ticket bookings too.

What is the scope of services you offer as a part of a Personalised Vacation package?

Absolutely everything! From booking the travel tickets and arranging for a comfortable stay to suggested itineraries and planning places of interest, Toehold takes care of all the details of your vacation.

Do you rent camera equipment?

Toehold offers an exhaustive array of cameras and lenses for hire, so you can always hire what you need. Click here to see what we offer. What’s better, you can enjoy a 10% discount on all equipment hired on our Toehold Personalised Vacations!

Interested? Make an Enquiry

It’s easy. Call us on 83899 83899 (Monday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.) or simply fill this form, and we’ll get back to you like the whirring wind.




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