OUR FALL 2022 ETHIOPIA VISION TRIP
If you are planning to travel with us on our next trip, please fill out a trip application and travel information here.
An email with additional trip information including a tentative itinerary and packing list will be sent to you once we receive your information.
Trip Leaders: Jeff Butler and Ethan Bauer
Trip Dates: October 8th - 16th, 2022 (trip dates are subject to change)
Trip Cost: $3,800
A deposit of $1,000 will hold your spot
Balance due by August 1st
See Ethiopia COVID-19 requirements here.
You can apply here for your Ethiopian Tourist Visa. We will also send a link to this page in the follow-up email once you've submitted your application.
What do Trip Fees include?
3 Meals a day
Transportation and Translator
FHI Vision Experience
What additional fees can I expect to pay?
Personal expenses such as room charges
Extra food and beverages
Where will we stay in Ethiopia?
We typically stay at the Adissinia or a similar hotel. It will be a very nice, clean hotel with great staff that offers American-style meals and internet access.
Can I visit my sponsored family?
It is very likely that you will be able to meet your sponsored family unless they are in the Dembidollo area. Dembidollo is too far and not safe enough to travel to on the trip and we are unable to bring these families to Addis.
Can I bring gifts?
You are welcome to bring some small gifts for your sponsored family(s). We recommend items that fit in a gallon sized ziploc bag. If you wish to bring other gifts, we recommend something small that you can bring a lot of: toys, balls, cars, lollipops. If you have an idea of something else you'd like to bring, please email Morgan.
ETHIOPIA TRIP PACKING RECOMMENDATIONS
Two Suitcases – 50 lbs max weight per suitcase.
Carry-on Backpack with all essentials for air travel.
Passport & paper copy
Copy of flight itinerary
Toiletries - Pack liquids in a clear plastic bag, 3oz or smaller. Pack everything in your backpack that you can’t live without while in ET!
Airplane portable pillow
Travel Medicine (such as Ciproflaxin, Malarone, Acidophillis, Ambien, etc)
Batteries (if needed for electronics)
Ear plugs (often barking dogs throughout the night)
Cell Phone and charger, headphones
AC adapter for Africa
Chargers for all electronic devices
Extra shoes – Open toe shoes or flip flops not recommended
Lightweight Jacket – Temps will range from 70-90 degrees while in country
Cash to purchase gifts/souvenirs
Plastic bags for laundry
Pen and notepad/journal
Small first aid kit
Candy for kids (Tootsie Pops, etc. No candy that melts easily)
Inflatable balls or small toys for kids