Upendo Foundation: Kenya Discovery Tour: Local Life and Culture

Kenya Discovery Tour: Local Life and Culture

Oyugis, Kenya

Upendo Foundation

Non-profit organization

From 1 day/1 night
From$84 USDPer person

Tour Highlights

  • Visit an agricultural Kenyan community and help sustain their food security and AIDS eradication efforts.
  • Learn traditional farming and handcrafting techniques
  • Cook, dance, and interact with locals

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

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    Flexible (Morning)

  • Duration

    From 1 day/1 night

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals

  • Languages


  • Difficulty

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

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 25

  • Volunteer Opportunities


  • This org is new to the travel industry

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

Tour Description

Join locals as you walk through the farms and artisan spaces where community groups proudly work to sustain their lifestyle. Explore different farming methods, varieties of crops and seeds, and the art of handcrafting. Participate in an organized community day and connect with Kenyan culture. Cook and taste mouthwatering traditional foods before you immerse yourself in traditional music and dance with the villagers. Before you leave, you’ll even get the chance to buy stone and soap carvings made by the community, so you’ll always have something to remind you of this breathtaking experience!

Tour Start Address

Upendo Office, Oyugis, Homa Bay County, Kenya

How To Get There

Flight from Jomo Kenyatta Airoport to Kisumu. From Kisumu to Oyugis take the road (Kisumu-Kisii highway). The office is in front of the National Oil Petrol Station, next to Oyugis Secondary School.

More About Upendo Foundation


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.