Service Trips


7 Days/6 Nights Kenya Safari

2016: July 11th – July 17th, 2016  

REGISTRATION COST: $2365 Per Person – Sharing a Double Room  or $3035 Per Person in a Single Room

(does not include airfare, roughly $1200-1800 and entry visa fees).  Please apply for the visa online  for a single entry visa which costs $50 – Visas are issued within 14 (Fourteen) business days from date of receipt of the application being sent by mail and courier services.

Trip does include:

  • Star Class Accommodation on bed and breakfast basis at Dusit D2
  • Accommodation on full board basis at Keekorok Lodge
  • All Meals, Transfers and Transport
  • Including 2 Day Volunteer Service Days and Shopping
  • Use of four-wheel-drive vehicle- custom built safari land cruiser for transfers and safari
  • Expert English speaking driver-guides
  • Guaranteed window seat; open top for easy photography
  • Pre –tour documentation with extensive travel information
  • All park and conservation fees
  • 2 500ml bottles of water per person, per day

 A $500 non-refundable deposit must be paid by March 15th, 2016 in order to HOLD your spot. FULL trip costs are due by June 15th, 2016. 

 Kenya – the name is almost synonymous with the word “safari”. Perhaps no other place on the planet conjures such a spirit of adventure and romance. For first-time visitors, the sheer diversity of things to do is dazzling. Wildlife, of course, is top on the list. Witness throngs of wildebeest thundering across the savanna during the Great Migration in Maasai Mara, come eye-to-eye with an elephant in Amboseli, or marvel at Lake Nakuru flecked with thousands of flamingoes. In these sun-soaked lands, ancient tribes such as the Maasai, Kikuyu, and Samburu retain their traditional customs, living in relative harmony with the natural world.

However, over 3,000,000 girls miss up to 6 weeks of school per year due to a lack of pads.  Together, we can make a change and help the girls – Help us break the cycle of violence and poverty and give the girls the chance to step into the promise of their future.  A Upendo rep will assist you in your travel planning, to assure proper flights, locations etc.  Your destination airport code is NBO and you need to land in Nairobi on July 11th. 2016 (most flights will leave (YOUR DESTINATION on…. ). 

 **In addition to raising $ for your trip, you can also raise money for flights or have miles donated to you. Chase points and Amex points are great, United or Delta miles work too. Any and all fundraising for trip and flight must be complete two weeks prior to trip start date. In addition, any reimbursement requests to credit cards for flights with funds raised above and beyond trip costs, must be complete two weeks prior to trip start date.

 TO REGISTER ~Please email and a Upendo representative will contact you and send you a registration form!

Contact us  for ways you can fundraise for your trip by emailing us at


**trips are limited to volunteers over 18 years of age, or 12-17 years of age WITH a chaperone over 25 yrs. of age accompanying them on the trip. 

**If the volunteer cannot make the humanitarian trip that they register for due to medical reasons or emergency situations out of their control, and notice is given to Upendo at least 60 days prior to scheduled trip departure, their $500 non-refundable deposit may be held for them for 1 calendar year, in order to allow the volunteer to go on another humanitarian trip within 1 year. If the volunteer is not able to make said trip the following year, their non-refundable $500 will go towards general Upendo projects that benefit the girls.  If the volunteer has paid for the trip, and there are funds above the non-refundable deposit, it may be refunded to volunteer only if it is at least 60 days prior to scheduled trip departure. If volunteer cancels 45-59 days prior, refund amount will be 75% (less the deposit). If cancellation is 44 days or less, 50% may be refunded (less the deposit). Should the volunteer raise funds for their humanitarian trip from donors other than themselves, no refund will be given, but same % amounts may be held for up to one calendar year. If the volunteer cannot make said trip or the following year’s trip, all donations from other donors will go towards general Upendo projects that benefit the girls.**In addition, if volunteer raises funds over the trip, flight (economy costs only) or vaccination costs, all remaining donations can go to either 1) the general Upendo account for projects that benefit the girls, or 2) be held for that volunteer for a potential trip the following year. If volunteer decides not to go on a trip the following year, all additional funds raised will go towards Upendo’s general projects. **All funds raised online will have the online payment service fees deducted from the total amount raised for volunteers. 

Any and all fundraising specifically for trip and flight costs must be complete two weeks prior to trip start date. In addition, any reimbursement requests to credit cards for flights with funds raised above and beyond trip costs, must be complete two weeks prior to trip start date. Any leftover funds will either be held for a trip in the following year, or donated to the general Upendo fund for projects for the girls.