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There are 2.6 million orphaned or vulnerable children in Kenya.
Take a trip with us to meet, serve, and bring hope to a few of them.
Choose a Trip
A Chariots for Hope Vision Trip allows you to experience the heartbeat of Chariots for Hope’s work in Kenya. You’ll meet the children who are at the center of our ministry, see where they’ve come from, and understand the transformational difference the home has made in their lives. Additionally you’ll witness firsthand the passion our Kenyan staff members have for every child as they pour into their lives.
Along with Chariots US leadership traveling with you, you’ll meet our Kenyan team members and learn about the daily joys and struggles that come with raising the children in their care and creating a family environment. You’ll also be brought face to face with the struggle of poverty, wrestling through how that intersects with American life.
We believe you’ll walk away with a new understanding of hope after experiencing life at the homes and interacting with children and staff. You’ll also discover practical ways that you can invest in the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children through the work of Chariots for Hope.
Package Delivery Trip
A Package Delivery Trip is a great opportunity to see children’s faces as they receive letters, photos, and packages from their sponsors.
We typically take a team of 6 people with us to deliver packages, spend one on one time helping children write letters to their sponsors, and taking the photo that will go up on their sponsor’s fridge.
You’ll also have time for fun and games with the kids and time to connect with the staff. It’s an opportunity you don’t want to miss!
Dates are based on interest. Contact us to let us know you’re interested, and we’ll let you know about upcoming opportunities.
Typically, our trips cost around $3,000. This price covers airfare, accommodations, transportation and meals for the duration of the trip. The cost of your passport, visa, immunizations and any souvenirs would be your responsibility.
Day 1 – Leave for Kenya, late afternoon flight
Day 2 – Arrive in Kenya, spend the night in Nairobi
Days 3-4 – You’ll visit your first children’s home. While there, expect to spend time with children and staff, experience the culture of the home, hear from leadership about their goals and struggles, and share Kenyan meals together. You’ll also visit local communities to see where the children have come from.
Day 5 – Travel to a second home in time for afternoon tea and a manager guided tour of the home.
Days 6-8 – Jump into life at the children’s home, spending time with the kids, visit a local school and learn what makes this home unique.
Day 9 – Time for safari! After a delicious lunch we’ll participate in our first game drive to see the amazing animals and landscape of Africa.
Day 10 – Expect a day of relaxation, game drives, and great food at Safari. We’ll also invest time debriefing your experiences on the trip. Helping you to contextualize what you’ve witnessed and experiences to be prepared to share with friends and family upon arriving home.
Day 11 – After breakfast and an early game drive we’ll head to Nairobi where you’ll have the chance to shop for souvenirs before we head to the airport.
Day 12 – Arrive home
- Contact us to ask any questions you may have and to express interest in joining an upcoming vision or package delivery trip. Send us a message here or call us at 267-815-1067.
- Check out our travel guide via the button below. This guide includes packing recommendations, preparation tips, recommended reading, cultural info, health advice, support raising suggestions, and a few Swahili words to learn.
What is the purpose of a vision trip?
Our trips are more of a vision trip created with the intention of giving our travelers a holistic understanding of the ministry of Chariots for Hope to see how God may lead them to be involved in the ministry. While we will be investing in the lives of our staff members and children, this may not match your expectation of a traditional mission trip.
Our trips are also a time for current supporters and child sponsors to come see the work they have invested in and meet their sponsor children.
Is there an age restriction on this trip?
How physically exerting is this trip?
We intend these trips to be manageable for most all adults. We’ve had travelers as old as 82 travel with us. It is not likely that you would ever need to walk more than 0.25 miles. We’d be happy to talk through specifics with you at any point.
I’m looking to bring a group to Kenya from my church or organization, is that possible?
We’d love to hear from you and see if planning a private trip for your group is a good fit. Contact us here, and we’ll get the conversation started!
Why don’t your trips include work projects?
What does a typical day look like at a children’s home?
There is no typical day for a trip member. However the children have a pretty consistent routine during the week of rising with the sun, heading to school after breakfast, coming back to the home for their hour lunch break and then returning to school for a few more hours. The evenings are spent playing, bathing, eating supper, having family devotions and studying.