FALL 2023 AFRICA 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.
Kenya - Yellow Fever
Ethiopia - None
Trip Leaders: Jeff Butler and Ethan Bauer
Trip Dates: October 5th - 15th, 2023 (trip dates are subject to change by a few days)
Trip Cost: $3800 (includes your flight to/from Washington DC)
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 trip application.
You can apply here for your Kenyan Tourist Visa. We will also send a link to this page as well as additional info needed in the follow-up email once you have submitted your trip application.
What do Trip Fees include?
3 meals each day
Transportation and Translator
FHI Vision Experience
What additional fees can I expect to pay?
Visa fees (pre-travel)
Personal expenses such as room charges
Extra food and beverages
Where will we stay?
We will stay at very nice, clean hotel with great staff that offers American-style meals and internet access. Each traveler will have their own traditional hotel room unless they request to room with someone else.
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 of Ethiopia. Dembidollo is too far and currently not safe to travel to
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 are allowed but we ask that you try to keep to one due to bus size – 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 ok but 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
2024 Sample Itinerary
Depart Washington DC
Arrival in Nairobi, Kenya
Visit Kibera Slum Project Area
Explore Kenya Activity
Depart to Ethiopia/Arrive Addis Ababa
Visit Meseret Kristos Project Area
Visit Bole Bulbula
Visit Shashemene and Gutumuma
Visit Hanicha and travel back to Addis
Group dinner and depart for US