There is so much to take home from this fabulous African Journey, including happy memories of fun, laughter and the warmth of the hospitality.
Home Hospitality provided by the Friendship Force clubs of Kampala and Nairobi.
Live With a LocalKampala
- Traditional Welcome dances and with traditional outfit and foods like the Luwombo dish. This is a meal steamed in flavored banana leaves.
- The hospitable nature and cultures of the of the hosts, sharing of experiences, taking a tour of the most historical cultural and religious sites, sharing of the cultural gifts and friendship.
- Ambassadors visit a health project supporting women with HIV/AIDS and their children.
- Visitors are welcomed to dancing and visit to the homesteads representing various tribal groups of Kenya.
- Pay a visit to a local children's home.
- Do some shopping at a Maasai Market
- Learn about Kampala's cultural and religious sites.
- Tour of Mabira Forest, Budhagali Falls, and the source of river Nile.
- The Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
- Anselm Kitengela Hot Glass, a wonderful place to watch glass blowing, admire many various beautiful ornaments, tables, houses and animal images made of colorful glass art.
- Secluded caves, hanging bridges, walk the nature trail to the hidden cottages and swimming pool, feed the crocodiles. This is a wonder.
We loved our Journey to Africa and were very glad we went! Our hosts knew where to take us and were always a great help! - Previous Ambassador
Kampala, Uganda & Nairobi, Kenya
15 Days / 14 Nights Program and Itinerary:
October 14, 2017 – October 28, 2017
Coordinator: Jack Green, FF Denver
All Friendship Force Itineraries are subject to change.
DAY 1: October 14
Arrival of the Ambassadors in Kampala
DAY 2: October 15
Welcome Dinner with tradition dancing and dishes
General get-together to discuss, interact, and introduce the clubs
DAY 3: October 16
Ambassadors at their hosts sharing their culture and visiting the host’s projects
DAY 4: October 17
Ambassadors visit a health project supporting women with HIV/AIDs and their children
DAY 5: October 18
Tour of Kampala cultural and religious sites
DAY 6: October 19
Tour of Mabira Forest, Budhagali Falls, and the source of river Nile
DAY 7: October 20
DAY 8: October 21
Ambassadors depart Kampala
Ambassadors arrive in Nairobi
Host families collect ambassadors
DAY 9: October 22
Banks and Forex Bureau to change money
Visit to the Governor’s Parlour (Subject to confirmation)
Tour of the Kenya National Museum
Tour of Nairobi City
DAY 10: October 23
Tour of Anselm Hot Glass Factory Rongai
Tour of Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
Lunch at Galleria Mall
DAY 11: October 24
Tour Karen Blixen, (Home to the famous Out of Africa movie) & Kazuri (Home to Ten Thousand Villages)
Lunch at Utamaduni
DAY 12: October 25
A tour to Limuru Tea/Coffee farms and factories, Dellia Cheese Farm
Lunch at the venue
DAY 13: October 26
Shopping at the Maasai market
Lunch at the Village Market
DAY 14: October 27
Family Day – Host families bring the ambassadors to the Bomas of Kenya cultural and folk music dancing
DAY 15: October 28
Ambassadors dropped at UHURU PARK to start the optional safari
$1600 USDPrice Includes: First night hotel stay and transportation from Entebbe, six night homestay in Kampala including all FFI fees, admissions and transportation, seven night homestay in Nairobi including all FF fees, admissions and transportation, airport transfers, flight to Nairobi.
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- Optional Safari - October 28 to November 2, 2017: six-day/ five-night safari to Amboseli/Nakuru/Masai Mara
- Approx. $1650 per person, (single supplement: $590)
- Tour Price Includes: Full board accommodation whilst on safari, meal plan, accommodation in double/twin/triple room sharing, all park entrance fees to include government taxes and service of an English-speaking professional driver/guide, game drives as detailed in the itinerary, exclusive transport in a safari tour bus 4 x 4 with a game viewing roof hatch and UHF radio, recommended mineral water while on safari, land cruiser transportation.
Friendship Force International provides opportunities to explore new countries and cultures from the inside by bringing people together at the personal level. Through the signature program of home hospitality, local hosts welcome international visitors into their culture, sharing with them meals, conversation, and the best sights and experiences of their region.