Badilisha Ecovillage Foundation Trust: Kenya Adventure Tour: Explore the Islands of Lake Victoria

Kenya Adventure Tour: Explore the Islands of Lake Victoria

Rusinga Island, Kenya

Badilisha Ecovillage Foundation ...

Non-profit organization

2 days/1 night
From$81 USDPer person

The Badilisha Ecovillage Foundation seeks to promote community-level collaboration in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore beautiful Kenyan sites while supporting the fight against AIDS.
  • Discover ancient rock art over 2,000 years old on Mfangano Island.
  • Visit the Tom Mboya Museum, a national museum of Kenya.

Tour revenue will be invested in a community education trust fund for vulnerable children and orphans in need.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    5 PM

  • Duration

    2 days/1 night

  • Good For

    Adults, Children, Families, Youth

  • Languages

    English, Swahili

  • Weather

    Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Warm clothes, Light shirt

  • Tour Participants

    2 to 50

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Join a nonprofit organization for an immersive adventure tour! The volunteers at Badilisha Ecovillage will take you on a 2-day trip through parts of Kenya. On the first day, the tour will start in the afternoon and you will get acquainted with your host family. Enjoy dinner and settle into your temporary home.

On the second day, visitors will start the tour with a 20-minute walk to experience the Kaswanga community beach, a popular destination for the locals to fish. Next, you will have the opportunity to visit Mfangano island by boat. The island is located in the eastern part of Lake Victoria. The island is known for it’s ancient rock art that is 2,000 years old! After viewing the art and its history, visitors will enjoy a 30-minute snack break on the island. After the break, your guides will take you to the Tom Mboya Museum, named after one of the founding fathers of the Republic of Kenya. Then, you will journey to the neighboring island known as Rusinga Island and take a short guided tour. Your day will end with a trip back to the start location.

Tour Start Address

Badilisha, Rusinga Island, Homa Bay County, Kenya

How To Get There

Arrive in Nairobi and travel by bus or plane to Kisumu. Next, travel by cab or bus for approximately 2 hours to the ferry. The boat will take you to Rusinga Island. Finally, you will take a short cab ride to the village of Badilisha. Pick-up can also be arranged.

More About Badilisha Ecovillage Foundation Trust

Mission

To address the needs of children affected by AIDS epidemics and to engage and strengthen communities.

Main Programs

  • Educational support to orphans and vulnerable children

  • Permaculture training

Awards & Recognition

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