SERVE * LEARN * PLAY
More than an African safari; an experience that will touch your heart and light up your soul
Why discover Africa with Light Up Hope?
Your trip with Light Up Hope funds community development projects which help break the cycle of poverty for impoverished children, youths and families. Light Up Hope has been organizing trips to Kenya since 2009, and has been doing development projects since 2011. Our trips are designed to give you a unique cross-cultural experience. An opportunity to not only travel to a new place, and enjoy the beauty of Kenya, but also to develop relationships with the Kenyan people, and participate in helping to solve global poverty
Lodging in high quality hotels and resorts, airport transport to/from hotel, in-country transportation, American and English speaking Kenyan guides, all activities and lunches. Safari includes: game drive provided by Light Up Hope, and all meals at the safari lodge.
Personal growth is bound to happen as you experience the joy of a cross cultural experience. One where you are given the opportunity to discover your talents and learn alongside the Kenyan children, families and young adults in our programs. Serve alongside the Light Up Hope staff in rural central Kenya and urban Nairobi. Personalize your trip from a list of service activities designed to build relationships and create unique experiences.
Ever wondered about the causes of poverty in Kenya? Have you ever wondered how organizations like Light Up Hope work tirelessly to bring solutions to systemic poverty? Our trips are designed to give you a close-up and hands-on look at the beautiful Kenyan culture, as well as the challenges the Kenyan people face and the ways you can get involved to help solve these challenges.
Choose from a variety of once-in-a-lifetime experiences! Whether you are petting a baby elephant, riding a mountain bike through the forest, or having a barbecue with students in our program, there is plenty of time for fun on our trips! And of course, the highlight of which is a safari where you will view herds of elephants, zebra, antelope and maybe even the elusive African big cats: leopards, lions and cheetahs.
COUPLES & INDIVIDUALS
Have a unique experience with your spouse, partner, grandchild, sister, best friend, or just go it alone! The possibilities are endless for our couples and individual trips which are tailored directly to your interests.
Trips with Light Up Hope are designed to be a cultural and personal development plunge. Whether you are a family, a group of friends, retirees, college students, high school groups, or a corporate retreat, our trips are sure to excite your group, create bonding situations and let each individual experience personal growth and development. You will be amazed at the ways serving alongside a development organization will change your perspective on poverty and give you hope for the good that can come from a dedicated group of people working to change the world!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Your group will serve together during your customized itinerary, connect with Kenyan children, young adults and families, learn more about Kenya and volunteer your time and talents to help other people improve their lives, while also having your life improved! The trip will wrap up with a two day safari where the team will unwind and reflect on all they experienced.
Light Up Hope is a perfect mission field for your church mission team. Light Up Hope has coordinated and led mission teams to Kenya since 2009. We understand the unique needs of mission groups. Kenya is a perfect place for your team to serve because English is a primary language, so the opportunity for building relationships and discipleship is high. Light Up Hope does not encourage open-air evangelism, but does encourage church groups to learn and also be discipled by the Kenyan people who you will interact with. Learn how they depend on their faith to carry them through difficult situations and see how they can grow your faith as well.
Light Up Hope is an inclusive community and we encourage people of all faiths, races, gender, sexual orientation, political views and backgrounds to join us as we break the cycle of poverty
Add on a trip to the coast of Kenya and enjoy the beaches of Mombassa for a few days to relax in the Indian ocean and experience the Swahili culture, rich with spicy food and relaxation. Or for those individuals and groups who want a more extensive safari, you can add on one of our Amboseli or Masai Mara Safaris.
Kenyan Coast – Mombasa/ Diani Beach (3 day beach vacation, price based on 2 people, sharing lodging, roundtrip airfare from Nairobi). Choose from:
- Beach House Rental (does not include meals) – low cost
- Beach resort (full board) – medium cost – OR
- Luxury Beach Front Resort (full board) – high cost
Additional Safari Days (3 day Safari, price based on 2 people, sharing lodging, full board, air or land transport)
- Tsavo National Park Safari Lodge (Land Transport)
- Amboseli National Park Safari Lodge (Land Transport)
- Masai Mara Park Safari Lodge (Air Transport)
Lodging Upgrades, Luxury Safari Experience and Safari Location (for included safari) are available for upgrade. Contact Light Up Hope for more details.
All trips include 10 days and nights in Kenya in standard accommodation, including a two day safari to Tsavo East National Park, park entrance fees, game drive with Light Up Hope, English Speaking Kenyan guide, all in-country transportation and meals. Does Not include round trip airfare to Kenya, pocket money, alcoholic or resort beverages.