ETHIOPIA & KENYA VISION TRIP
Trip Leaders: Jeff Butler and Ethan Bauer
Trip Dates: November 3rd-12th, 2023
Location: Kenya & Ethiopia
**Trip dates are subject to change by a few days
Trip Cost: $2,000 + airfare
**Airfare for this trip is currently estimated at $2,000-$2,200 and is subject to change as the trip gets closer and is dependent on departure airport.
A deposit of $1,000 will hold your spot
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!
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!
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.
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.
Kenya - Yellow Fever
Ethiopia - None
At this time, Covid-19 testing will be required both in the US and internationally if you do not have the vaccine. Details will be emailed to you at a later date.
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)
Domestic baggage fees
Covid testing (if applicable)
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.
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, as we are currently unable to travel to that region.
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.
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
2023 Sample Itinerary
11/3: Depart hometown
11/4 Depart Washington DC
11/5: Arrive in Kenya
Visit Nairobi National Park
11/6: Visit Kibera Slum Project Area
11/7: Visit Kibera Slum Project Area
Depart Kenya, Arrive Ethiopia
11/8: Visit Addis project areas
11/9: Visit southern project areas
11/10: Visit southern project areas, dinner at Awasa
11/11: Return to Addis, lunch, shopping, depart for US