E.Y.H.O. leaders are experts in their field and committed to sharing a passion for the destination.
They have no hidden agenda, no blasé attitude, and will not reroute you to commissioned tourist traps. They are on a mission to bring you the deepest, most meaningful travel experience.
Having grown up in Tanzania, Nitin Vyas connects intuitively with wildlife. He has explored wildlife sanctuaries all over India and East Africa, and has intimate knowledge of their inhabitants. Through his lens he has captured the magnificence of wildlife in a unique light. His landscape pictures capture the magic of light, colour and depth of vision. Laurels include Wildlife Photography Award in 2014 for his work in Serengeti National Park, and has been featured in various magazines, calendars, websites and educational institutions. Nitin will lead November 2016’s Kenya Photography Safari to Masai Mara, Amboseli and Lake Nakuru.
Geeta Maini: Born in and lived in Kenya as a child. Geeta learned to cook by her mother’s side, with her sister and brothers often sharing in the lessons. As a busy young mother in Canada, Geeta continued to explore the culinary arts. She became a superb hostess, a student of many ethnic cuisines and eventually a teacher offering lessons of her own. Today she travels between Canada, Nairobi and India, continuing to enhance her repertoire, explore and infuse her recipes with the flavours and colours she loves. Geeta’s cookbook Khaana Sutra (Khaana in Hindi = “Food”) was a sellout success. Geeta led a successful culinary tour of North and Central India in March 2016.
Arti Chandaria (in memorium – Jan 2015) was a tireless champion for South Asian arts and culture in Toronto. She was instrumental in finding a home for South Asian artifacts in institutions such as the Royal Ontario Museum and the Textile Museum of Canada. Born in Mumbai to a textile industrialist family, she developed a passion for handloom textiles and their history. Arti was instrumental in initiating the first Textile Tour of Gujarat and Kutch in 2013. She lost a 20 year battle with cancer in January 2015, and although she is sadly missed, her spirit lives on in E.Y.H.O’s textile tours.
Ms Sheena is a certified past life hypnotherapist
Dilbeste (Dee) Alameddine: Born in Istanbul to Turkish parents. Attended Robert College in Istanbul, followed by Middlebury College, Vermont and majored in Economics and German. Loves languages, studied French and Italian, Arabic. Lived in ten countries! Turkey, Greece, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, England, France, Germany, USA, Canada. Now back in Istanbul and enjoying every moment. Has acted as Turkish guide for her friends from the world over. Dee got her Captain’s licence in high school. She captained our 40m private yacht in Sept 2015.