Travel Before or After the Triennial

Thank you for your interest in attending the 2023 Triennial. We pray that you will have opportunities to explore Kenya and visit Friends and mission sites that you care about and have prayed for. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to worship and gather with Friends for an exciting Triennial experience.


We are working to make sure that your journey to Kenya is as seamless as possible. If you purchase an arrivals package or a pre- or post-conference excursion, we will make sure that you are accompanied during your entire stay. Or you can explore Africa on your own.

Since most international flights land in Nairobi late at night, we are offering an arrival package for your peace of mind on your first night in Kenya. This package will include personal pick up at Nairobi International Airport and transportation to the 67 Airport Hotel (https://www.67airporthotel.co.ke), where you will have overnight accommodation and breakfast before departing for a pre-conference excursion or the Triennial sessions. See more information below.

Questions? Ask us at 2023Triennial@fum.org

Pre-Conference Excursions

Arrive in Nairobi on Monday, June 26, for all pre-conference excursions. All pre-conference excursions will depart from 67 Airport Hotel on the morning of Tuesday, June 27, and end at the Triennial venue in Nakuru in time for registration. All pre-conference excursions will include:
• Ground transportation
• Accommodation for five nights
• All meals
• Bottled water
• All activities
• Transportation to the Triennial venue in Nakuru
• All tips

Questions? Ask us at 2023Triennial@fum.org

Nairobi Arrival Package

June 26, July 1

The Nairobi Arrival Package is available on Monday, June 26, and Saturday, July 1.

Since most international flights land in Nairobi late at night, we are offering a special arrival package for your peace of mind on your first night in Kenya. With this package, you will enjoy:

• A personalized greeting as you exit the customs hall at the international airport, with someone holding a sign with your name on it.
• A free shuttle from the airport to the nearby 67 Airport Hotel.
• Bottled water.
• A comfortable, air-conditioned hotel room with internet, mosquito netting, and a hot shower.
• A full buffet breakfast in the morning.
• Ground transportation to Nakuru or to your excursion.
• All tips are covered by the fee you pay.
• We intend to use the 67 Airport Hotel. See https://www.67airporthotel.co.ke/ for information about the available amenities. 

     Cost:

• Transportation and single-occupancy room $125
• Transportation & double-occupancy room $185
• Transportation and accommodation for children ages 3–15 years is $90. Children over 15 years are charged at the adult rate.
• Transportation-only $45

Should you need accommodation on other nights, you may make arrangements directly with 67 Airport Hotel.

If your flight is arriving on the morning of July 2, you may purchase the transportation-only package (above), which will take you directly to the Triennial venue in Nakuru.

If you are planning to travel independently before arriving in Nakuru for the Triennial, please make your own onward travel arrangements. FUM staff are not able to assist with individualized itineraries and bookings.


Samburu Friends Mission (Young Adults)

June 27 – July 2

This trip is reserved for young adults, ages 16–30.

Visit the churches, schools, and ministry projects of Samburu Friends Mission, one of the fastest growing Friends communities in Africa. Learn how Friends are ministering in this remote location among a pastoralist (semi-nomadic, animal-herding) people group who have had very little access to education until quite recently. Experience the vibrant worship music and traditional worshipful dance of Samburu Christian culture. See the health center, primary school, nursery schools, and income-generating projects of the mission. Meet some of the girls who have been sponsored through FUM’s Girl Child Education program. You will also have an opportunity for volunteer service in Samburu.

The latest date on which you should plan to arrive in Nairobi is Monday, June 26.

Cost: $650
Lodging: Seasons Guest House, Maralal (or similar). http://seasonshotelmaralal.co.ke/
Leaders: Daniel Lentirangoi, Scott Biddle, & Getry Agiza.

Pre-Conference Safari

27 June to 2 July

An African wildlife safari is the experience of a lifetime, and our Kenyan Friends are urging you to take advantage of your trip to the Triennial to enjoy the spectacular natural environment of their country. This five-night safari includes a board ride on Lake Naivasha and game viewing in Massai Mara. Cost is all-inclusive, full board, room, and all park and conservation fees (price does not include souvenirs, drinks, and tips). You will be picked up from 67 Airport Hotel in Nairobi and the trip will end in Naruku in time to register for the Triennial.

Note that the safari experience involves long drives on rough roads.

Participants will depart from the hotel in Nairobi and take you to the Triennial venue in Nakuru.

Cost:

Adult (North American/ European) - $1114 (Shared Room)

Adult (North American/ European) - $1427 (Signle Room)

Adult (African) - KSH69000 (Shared Room)

Adult (African) - KSH85410 (Single Room)

Child - $800

1902 Country—the History of Friends in Kenya

June 27 – July 2

This excursion will depart after breakfast from the airport hotel in Nairobi for a morning commuter flight to Kisumu. From Kisumu, Friends will visit these historic sites in Western Kenya:

Vihiga

• Vihiga, where the pioneering translation of the Bible was undertaken by a team of Kenyan and American translators.
• The vast Kaimosi complex including the historic dam over the Goligoli River that powered the mission’s industrial works.
• The majestic old church at Lirhanda; and the Hill of Vision, from which the first missionaries spied the fertile hillside that was to become the Kaimosi mission.
• Visit Malava site & Lugulu Mission Hospital.
• Evening talks with special guests will supplement the visits to historic sites.
• Worship on Sunday morning at a local Friends church before driving to Nakuru in time for the Triennial registration.

The latest date on which you should plan to arrive in Nairobi is Monday, June 26.

Cost: $475
Lodging: On the campus of Friends Theological College in Kaimosi. See https://friendstheologicalcollege.org/. Accommodations will be in simple but clean dormitories, with mosquito nets, hot water, and flush toilets.
Leaders: Robert Wafula and Zablon Malenga

To learn more about Friends' history in East Africa:

·       Read Robert Wafula’s Christian History article giving an overview of the establishment of the Friends mission: https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/from-mud-huts-to-yearly-meetings

·       Read Eden Grace’s Friends Journal article about the distinctive pattern of ministry in the early years of the Kaimosi mission: https://www.friendsjournal.org/the-place-of-gods-own-choosing/.

Questions? Ask us at 2023Triennial@fum.org

Post-Conference Excursions

All post-conference excursions will depart from the Triennial venue in Nakuru after lunch on Saturday, July 8, and end at the Nairobi Airport on the afternoon of July 12.All post-conference excursions will include:
• Ground transportation
• Accommodation for four nights
• All meals
• Bottled water
• All activities
• Commuter flights to Nairobi International Airport
• All tips

After the conclusion of the Triennial conference on July 8, ground transportation is available that day to Nairobi, near the Airport, for refreshments and dinner before departure on the same night. [Refreshments and dinner will be at www.67airporthotel.co.ke.]
Cost:
• Refreshments, dinner, and shuttle to the airport,  $120
• Transportation directly to the airport,  $40

Right Sharing of World Resources

June 27 – July 2

Visit women’s groups that are beneficiaries of Right Sharing of World Resources grants that allow them to invest in their members’ entrepreneurial enterprises through micro-credit loans. Hear testimonies of how micro-finance transforms the lives of women, families, and communities and breaks the cycle of generational poverty. Worship on Sunday morning with Bware Friends before driving to Nakuru in time for the Triennial registration.

Cost: $500
Lodging: At Sosa Cottages (www.sosacottages.com), as well as Migori Hotel.
Leaders: Samson Ababu and Pauline Andisi Musinga, RSWR Kenya staff team
To learn more about Right Sharing of World Resources, see https://www.rswr.org/

Post-Conference Airport Departure

July 8

After the conclusion of the Triennial conference on July 8, ground transportation is available that day to Nairobi, near the Airport, for refreshments and dinner before departure on the same night. [Refreshments and dinner will be at www.67airporthotel.co.ke.]

  Cost:
• Refreshments, dinner, and shuttle to the airport,  $120
• Transportation directly to the airport,  $40

Turkana Friends Mission Fiftieth Anniversary

July 8 – July 12

Turkana Friends Mission was founded in 1970 through the visionary work of Kenyan Friends reaching out to this pastoralist community living in a severe desert climate. This excursion will celebrate fifty years of God’s work through Friends in Turkana County. Tour the regions of the mission to learn about its work in evangelism, education, water, economic development, and caring for refugees. Attend the celebration of the mission anniversary.

The roads are rough and the climate is hot, participants should be sure they are in suitable health for the conditions.

Participants will depart from the Triennial venue in Nakuru after lunch on Saturday, July 8, spend the night in Eldoret, and attend worship at a Friends church in Eldoret on July 9 before flying to Lodwar. The trip will end on July 12 with transportation to Nairobi, arriving in the late afternoon. The earliest that you should plan to fly out of Nairobi is on a lateevening flight on July 12.

Cost:$700
Includes airfare from Eldoret to Lodwar, and from Lodwar to Nairobi; one night’s stay in Eldoret and three nights’ stay in Lodwar.
Lodging: In Lodwar, stay at either St Theresa’s Pastoral Center or Nawaitorong Guest House. In Eldoret, stay in a midrange hotel.
Leaders: Peter Lotengan, Turkana Friends Mission Director, and Shawn and Katrina McConaughey.

Lugulu Hospital

July 8 – July 12

For Triennial attendees with a background or interest in health care.

Friends Lugulu Mission Hospital (FLMH) is a 100-bed, 100-year-old Quaker hospital about two hours’ drive north of Kisumu. The hospital is owned and operated by Elgon Religious Society of Friends (also known as Lugulu Yearly Meeting) in partnership with Friends United Meeting. It provides essential surgical, obstetric, and medical care in a densely populated and fertile area, serving all patients without regard to religion, ethnicity, or ability to pay. The hospital has won national awards for its HIV/AIDS comprehensive care and treatment program. This four-day visit will include opportunities to learn from hospital staff about providing care in a setting which is spiritually rich but constrained in medical resources, and to learn more about the local neighborhood.

Participants will depart from the Triennial venue in Nakuru after lunch on Saturday, July 8. The trip will end on July 12 with transportation to Nairobi, arriving in the late afternoon. The earliest that you should plan to fly out of Nairobi is on a late-evening flight on July 12.

Cost: $460
Includes ground transportation from Nakuru to Lugulu Hospital, ground transportation while in Lugulu, air travel from Kisumu to Nairobi, four night’s stay in the hospital guest house.
Lodging: Participants will stay in the guest house on the Lugulu Hospital compound. The house has five bedrooms, each with a self-contained bathroom, plus a kitchen, dining, and living room.
Leaders: Clerk of Lugulu Yearly Meeting and Hospital, Emonse Muhindi

Rural Service Programme Service Project

July 8 – July 12

Rural Service Programme is a cooperative community development project of Kenyan Friends to address agricultural sustainability, poverty alleviation, empowerment of marginalized peoples, water and sanitation, and climate change. Participants in this excursion will help construct two mud-and-wattle houses for impoverished widows and will visit the sewing groups that help these widows earn a living. The group will worship in a local Friends church on Sunday morning. This is a hands-on experience, suitable for families with children.

Participants will depart from the Triennial venue in Nakuru after lunch on Saturday, July 8. The trip will end on July 12 with transportation to Nairobi, arriving in the late afternoon. The earliest that you should plan to fly out of Nairobi is on a late-evening flight on July 12.

Cost: $480
Includes airfare from Kisumu to Nairobi, and four nights stay at Friends Theological College.
Lodging: On the campus of Friends Theological College in Kaimosi. Accommodations will be in simple but clean dormitories, with mosquito nets, hot water, and flush toilets.
Leaders: Karen Bauer (Iowa YM) and the Rural Service Programme staff team.

Minimum/maximum number of participants: Minimum ten adult participants. Maximum twenty adult participants.

Learn more about Rural Service Programme here: http://ruralserviceprogramme.blogspot.com/. Read about the founding of Kuwesa, RSP’s sewing project: https://kuwesa.wordpress.com/ and https://www.friendsjournal.org/new-paths-in-later-life/.

Post Conference Safari

July 8 – 12

An African wildlife safari is the experience of a lifetime, and our Kenyan Friends are urging you to take advantage of your trip to the Triennial to enjoy the spectacular natural environment of their country. This four-night safari includes a visit to Lake Nakuru. Cost is all-inclusive, full board, double occupancy, and includes all park and conservation fees (price does not include souvenirs, drinks, and tips). You will be picked up from the Triennial venue after lunch on the last day and will end in Nairobi.

Note that the safari experience involves long drives on rough roads.

Participants will depart from the Triennial venue in Nakuru after lunch on Saturday, July 8. The trip will end on July 12 with transportation to Nairobi, arriving in the late afternoon. The earliest that you should plan to fly out of Nairobi is on a late-evening flight on July 12.

Cost:

Adult (North American/ European) - $990 (Shared Room)

Adult (North American/ European) - $1200 (Signle Room)

Adult (African) - KSH59540 (Shared Room)

Adult (African) - KSH76130 (Single Room)

Child - $700

Questions? Ask us at 2023Triennial@fum.org