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

Home Hospitality provided by the Friendship Force clubs of Kampala and Nairobi.

Live With a Local

  • 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

Sightseeing Highlights

  • 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

Farewell dinner

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

Welcome Dinner

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

Children’s home

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

Farewell Dinner

DAY 15: October 28

Ambassadors dropped at UHURU PARK to start the optional safari


$1600 USD

Price 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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Know before you go

  • 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.
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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.
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