Pre- and Post-Triennial Travel Options

Since you are traveling a great distance, we hope you will consider a travel option prior to and/or immediately after the Triennial. There are about fifteen options to choose from, including both animal safaris and ministry-related or service experiences. You will need to register for travel options at the same time as you register for the conference. (You will not be able to add these options once the registration deadline has passed.)

Unless stated otherwise, all options are priced for double occupancy. If you do not indicate a roommate on your registration, we would be glad to assign you one. Please contact us at 2020Triennial@fum.org if you would like to know the cost of a single supplement. All of the pre- and post-Triennial offerings include transport between Kisumu and/or Nairobi and the program location. Please contact us at 2020Triennial@fum.org if you would prefer to join up with, or depart from, your group in some other way, and we’ll see what we can do about removing the cost of that transport from your invoice. It may not be possible to do so in some cases due to the fixed cost of hired vehicles, but with air travel it should be no problem.

Please be very mindful of the various start dates of the pre-Triennial options, and the end dates of the post-Triennial options, and book your international flights accordingly. Since some options have a limited number of participants (who will be taken on a first-come-first-served basis based on receipt of the 50% deposit), please do not book your international flights until you have received confirmation that you are enrolled in the pre- or post-Triennial option of your choice. All prices are in US dollars. Register and pay through the Triennial registration site.

Questions? Contact 2020Triennial@fum.org.

Download a printable PDF of travel options here.

Nairobi Arrival Package

July 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and/or 11

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. You may choose to add on a second or third night at the hotel, as you recover from jetlag, and to add one or more activities in Nairobi. The additional Nairobi activities are also listed here.
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Samburu Friends Mission

July 6 – July 12

Visit the churches, schools, and ministry projects of Samburu Friends Mission, one of the fastest-growing Friends communities in Africa.
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Urban African Quakerism—the ministries of Nairobi Friends

July 8 – July 12

Experience the contrast between large urban Friends churches and Quaker ministries in the slums and among the most vulnerable members of society. Meet leaders and members from a variety of urban ministry contexts, and visit the sites where Friends are making an impact in their communities. Worship on Sunday morning at one of the Friends Churches in Nairobi before flying to Kisumu in time for the Triennial registration.
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1902 Country—the History of Friends in Kenya

July 8 – July 12

Visit historical Friends sites in Western Kenya.
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Right Sharing of World Resources

July 8 – July 12

Visit women’s groups that are beneficiaries of grants from Right Sharing of World Resources 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 Kisumu in time for the Triennial registration.
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United Society of Friends Women Kenya Prayer Day

July 10 – July 12

Experience the unique and powerful prayer practice of USFW–Kenya, which began meeting to pray for unity among Friends in the 1980s when relations between the divided Yearly Meetings were at their worst. As many as 4,000 women and men attend this quarterly event, which lasts all day Saturday and is held in rotating locations around the country.
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Friends Church Peace Team Alternatives to Violence Workshop

July 8 – July 12

Participate in a 3-day Alternatives to Violence basic workshop in a mixed group of African and non-African participants. Get to know local AVP practitioners who are living out their faith through peacebuilding in contentious communities. Meet and hear the testimonies of former guerilla fighters who have become peace leaders through the work of Friends Church Peace Team.
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Friends Theological College Library Volunteering

July 8 – July 12

The Richmond office of Friends United Meeting is shipping a 20-foot container full of donated books for the library at Friends Theological College. Assuming the container arrives on time, there will be a lot of sorting and cataloging to do! (And even if it doesn’t arrive on time, there’s always lots to do in a library.)
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Three-Night Mid-Range Priced Safari

July 9 – 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. We’re offering four Maasai Mara safari options, both before and after the Triennial, plus a family-oriented safari before the Triennial only. All of these safaris are all-inclusive, full board, double occupancy, and include all park and conservation fees (price does not including souvenirs, drinks, and tips).
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Three-Night Budget Priced Safari

July 9 – 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. We’re offering four Maasai Mara safari options, both before and after the Triennial, plus a family-oriented safari before the Triennial only. All of these safaris are all-inclusive, full board, double occupancy, and include all park and conservation fees (price does not including souvenirs, drinks, and tips).
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Two-Night Mid-Range Priced Safari

July 10 – 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. We’re offering four Maasai Mara safari options, both before and after the Triennial, plus a family-oriented safari before the Triennial only. All of these safaris are all-inclusive, full board, double occupancy, and include all park and conservation fees (price does not including souvenirs, drinks, and tips).
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Two-Night Budget Priced Safari

July 10 – 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. We’re offering four Maasai Mara safari options, both before and after the Triennial, plus a family-oriented safari before the Triennial only. All of these safaris are all-inclusive, full board, double occupancy, and include all park and conservation fees (price does not including souvenirs, drinks, and tips).
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Two-Night Family Friendly Safari

July 10 – 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. We’re offering four Maasai Mara safari options, both before and after the Triennial, plus a family-oriented safari before the Triennial only. All of these safaris are all-inclusive, full board, double occupancy, and include all park and conservation fees (price does not including souvenirs, drinks, and tips).
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Nairobi Departure Options

Various

After the Triennial, or after your post-Triennial adventure, you may wish to spend a day or two in Nairobi. The same accommodations and tourist activities that are offered before the Triennial are also available afterwards.
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Turkana Friends Mission Fiftieth Anniversary

July 18 – July 24

Turkana Friends Mission was founded in 1970 through the visionary work of Kenyan Friends to reach out to this pastoralist community living in a severe desert climate. Come celebrate 50 years of God’s work through Friends in Turkana County. Tour the regions of the mission to learn about its work in evangelism, education, refugees, water, and economic development. Attend the gala celebration of the mission anniversary.
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Lugulu Hospital Peer-to-Peer Service Learning Experience

July 18 – July 24

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 (aka 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.
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Rural Service Programme Service Project

July 18 – July 23

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 option 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.
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Friends Theological College Library volunteering

July 18 – July 23

The Richmond office of Friends United Meeting is shipping a 20-foot container full of donated books for the library at Friends Theological College. Assuming the container arrives on time, there will be a lot of sorting and cataloging to do! (And even if it doesn’t arrive on time, there’s always lots to do in a library.) The group will worship in a local Friends church on Sunday morning. This option is suitable for those who prefer a less-strenuous program with no long drives.
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Three-Night Mid-Range Priced Safari

July 18 – 21

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. We’re offering four Maasai Mara safari options, both before and after the Triennial, plus a family-oriented safari before the Triennial only. All of these safaris are all-inclusive, full board, double occupancy, and include all park and conservation fees (price does not including souvenirs, drinks, and tips).
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Three-Night Budget Priced Safari

July 18 – 21

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. We’re offering four Maasai Mara safari options, both before and after the Triennial, plus a family-oriented safari before the Triennial only. All of these safaris are all-inclusive, full board, double occupancy, and include all park and conservation fees (price does not including souvenirs, drinks, and tips).
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Two-Night Mid-Range Priced Safari

July 18 – 20

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. We’re offering four Maasai Mara safari options, both before and after the Triennial, plus a family-oriented safari before the Triennial only. All of these safaris are all-inclusive, full board, double occupancy, and include all park and conservation fees (price does not including souvenirs, drinks, and tips).
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Two-Night Budget Priced Safari

July 18 – 20

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. We’re offering four Maasai Mara safari options, both before and after the Triennial, plus a family-oriented safari before the Triennial only. All of these safaris are all-inclusive, full board, double occupancy, and include all park and conservation fees (price does not including souvenirs, drinks, and tips).
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Downloadable PDF of Travel Options