Upendo Foundation: Kenya Adventure Tour: Nature Trek Around Lake Victoria

Kenya Adventure Tour: Nature Trek Around Lake Victoria

Oyugis, Kenya

Upendo Foundation

Non-profit organization

From 1 day / 1 night
From$84 USDPer person

100% of host revenue is invested back into the local community

Tour Highlights

  • Discover Kenya’s most beautiful natural sights and help support critical community projects for local villagers.
  • Walk along and ride a boat in one of the world’s largest lakes.
  • Roam the surrounding forests, hills, and caves.

Tour proceeds go towards supporting community projects to improve the livelihood of locals.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Weekly

  • Start Time

    Flexible (Morning)

  • Duration

    From 1 day / 1 night

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals

  • Languages

    English

  • Difficulty

    Medium (2-5 miles/ 3-8 km walking distance, some physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable shoes for walking

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 25

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

  • This org is new to the travel industry

    Your visit will make an extra impact! Expect off the beaten path conditions.

Tour Description

Experience the beauty of Kenya’s flora and fauna and immerse yourself in the breathtaking surroundings! First, explore the Wire and Kodera Forests as the sun rises through the treetops. Walk and climb up the Homa Hills to get a stunning hilltop view of Lake Victoria, the world’s largest tropical lake. Feel the lake breeze as you walk around the lake and witness an impressive waterfall. Then, venture inside the nearby caves to the Bwoye Bugo Shrine before stopping at an active volcanic spring. Here, take a quick lunch break and boil some eggs or roast some sweet corn. Continue onto the Simbi Crater Lake, and if the timing is right, watch as a flock of dazzling flamingos covers the water’s surface. Return to Lake Victoria for a motorboat ride. Finally, interact with nearby beekeepers as they show you how to harvest and process honey. After tasting the natural honey straight from the hive, you’ll be sure to have sweet dreams as your adventure ends at nightfall!

Tour Start Address

Oyugis, Homa Bay County, Kenya

How To Get There

Flight from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Kisumu Airport, then take Kisumu –Kisii highway and alight at Oyugis bus stage. Take a taxi to Upendo office opposite National Oil Petrol station, next to Oyugis Secondary School.

More About Upendo Foundation

Mission

To effectively mobilize resources to meet the needs of target communities, helping Kenyans find sustainable and continuous solutions for poverty and HIV-AIDS eradication.

Main Programs

  • Improving food and nutritional security at the household level.

  • Facilitating the running of preventive health care, dream, and healthy choices programmes for prevention of new HIV/AIDS infections and drug abuse.

  • Supporting community early childhood development centres to give early childhood education to orphans and vulnerable children.

  • Protecting the environment by planting trees.

  • Supporting income generating activities among community members.

  • Supporting vulnerable people to provide basic shelter.