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(Contact us if you are interested in our 2025 trip!)

Trip Leaders: Jeff Butler and Ethan Bauer

Trip Dates: October 18th - 27th

Location: Kenya & Ethiopia

Details: 4 nights in Kenya (including Safari!)

2 nights in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Trip Cost: $2,400 + airfare


Domestic and international airfare will be booked independently.

(Currently estimated at $1,600 to $1,800)

A deposit of $1,000 will hold your spot.

**Trip dates are subject to change by a few days


You don't want to miss this opportunity of a lifetime!


We want to empower you to make a difference!


Vision Trips are a great way to see first-hand what Family Hope International is doing in Ethiopia and Kenya and why it works! 


We had an INCREDIBLE trip to Kenya and Ethiopia last year and we can’t wait to go back! This is truly a life-changing trip. We invite you to watch the video from recent vision trip team member Cassin Porter and scroll below for more photos from our recent trips.

Come to Africa and see our Embrace, Equip, Empower and Employ process at work. You will have the opportunity to meet waiting families, hear the testimony of sponsored families, see women working their micro-business and likely hear from a program graduate! Maybe you’ll even choose to sponsor a waiting family we meet while we are there!

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If you are planning to travel with us on our next trip, please register here. A $1,000 deposit will be required to submit the registration.

We will send an email with additional trip information once we receive your information. You can find our trip packing list, tentative itinerary and FAQs below.


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We will send a link to purchase your Kenyan and Ethiopian tourist visas as we get closer to the trip, and flight and hotel details have been finalized. 


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What do Trip Fees include?


3 meals each day

Bottled water

Transportation and Translator

Maasai Mara Africa Safari

Cultural Experience

FHI Vision Experience

What additional fees can I expect to pay?

Domestic & International Flights

Travel Insurance

Visa fees (pre-travel)

Personal expenses such as room charges 

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. 

We will send hotel names and details as trip gets closer.

Can I visit my sponsored family?

It is very likely that you will be able to meet your sponsored family if they live in Kibera, Kenya or in one of our Addis Ababa, Ethiopia project areas. These include Bole Bulbula and Meseret Kristos. We will not be traveling to the southern or western regions of Ethiopia.

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 hometown

Depart Washington DC

Arrive in Kenya

Visit Kibera Slum Project Areas

Travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve

Full day Safari

Depart Kenya, Arrive Ethiopia

Visit Addis Ababa project areas

Dinner hosted by our Ethiopian Leadership

Depart for US

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Sample Itinerary
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