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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.


Click here to make a trip payment.

Contact Morgan via email or call

253-770-2283 with questions. 


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.

General Itinerary

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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

Bottled water

Transportation and Translator

Cultural Experience

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

Laundry fees



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.

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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

Lightweight clothing

Extra shoes – Open toe shoes or flip flops ok but not recommended

Lightweight Jacket – Temps will range from 70-90 degrees while in-country


Small blanket

Cash to purchase gifts/souvenirs

Reading materials

Plastic bags for laundry

Pen and notepad/journal


Small first aid kit

Hand sanitizer

Mosquito repellant

Favorite Snacks

Candy for kids (Tootsie Pops, etc. No candy that melts easily)

Inflatable balls or small toys for kids

trip packing list
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

Sample Itinerary
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