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Africa | July 2017

Trip Date: July 6-14, 2017

Destination: Rwanda + Uganda


$500 deposit

Join World Help President and Founder Vernon Brewer for the adventure of a lifetime! Witness the natural beauty and wonder of Africa, and explore Rwanda and Uganda while seeing the incredible impact your investments have made firsthand.

The schedule and focus of this trip are not well-suited for children and we do ask that participants be at least 16 years of age. 

On this trip you will have the opportunity to:
• Learn about the tragedy that claimed more than 800,000 Rwandan lives
• Take a ferry ride in western Rwanda to hear our partner’s vision
• See how sustainability projects, Bible distribution, and child sponsorship have transformed the lives of women who lost their husbands during the Rwandan genocide
• Interact with sponsored children in Rwanda and Uganda
• Tour our Rescue Program facilities, Trauma Center, as well as learn about new sustainability initiatives at our child sponsorship programs
• Participate in a dedication ceremony of Christ the King Church in Uganda, founded by students from our sponsorship program
• Witness lives being changed in Katwe, one of the worst slums in all of Africa

Itinerary Overview

Thursday, July 6
The team will depart the U.S. from individual cities, meeting up en route to Kigali, Rwanda.

Friday, July 7
The team will arrive in Kigali in the evening and be transferred to a hotel for the night.

Saturday, July 8 – Monday, July 10
The team will fly to Cyangugu, in western Rwanda, where they will learn more about our partner and his vision for creating a preschool and feeding program. On Monday afternoon, the team will fly back to Kigali and be transferred to a hotel for the night.

Tuesday, July 11
This day will be spent visiting the Star School child sponsorship program, as well as the Rwanda Genocide Memorial and Museum. That evening the team will fly to Entebbe, Uganda, and be transferred to a hotel in Kampala.

Wednesday, July 12 – Thursday, July 13
The team will visit and tour our Good Samaritan and Destiny child sponsorship programs, participate in the dedication of a new church planted by students from the program, and experience the Katwe slums. After a final dinner on Thursday evening everyone will depart from the Entebbe airport.

Friday, July 14
Everyone to arrive home.

Those choosing to do the safari will fly to Nairobi, Kenya, on Thursday evening. They will spend the night in Nairobi before flying to the Masai Mara National Park for their safari package. More details on the safari can be found here.


$3,415/person plus airfare*

*World Help handles all ticket purchases for each trip. We work closely with each participant and our travel agent to find the best options possible, and will ensure everyone is arriving and departing when needed. Cost will vary according to departure city. Cost of ticket not included in above trip cost. 

$500/person deposit due upon registration
$2,000/person due by March 22, 2017
Balance due by June 7, 2017

RwandAir tickets from Kigali to Cyangugu and from Kigali to Entebbe
Lodging at hotels in Kigali, Cyangugu, and Kampala (shared rooms*)
All meals in-country (excluding airport food)
All airport and ground transportation
All planned activities
Insurance through Faith Ventures (see policy details here)

*Single rooms are available for an additional $1,080/person.

International ticket from the U.S. and back ($1,800-$2,200)
Passport fees, if applicable — passport should be valid for at least 6 months after trip dates
East Africa Tourist Visa ($100) — you will be able to apply and pay for this visa online, before the trip, and it will grant you access to Rwanda, Uganda, and Kenya (if the safari add-on is chosen).
Required and recommended immunizations, including the Yellow Fever Vaccine
All items of a personal nature

Click here for more information regarding the option to extend your trip to include a 1- or 2-night safari package in the Masai Mara National Park in Kenya.

To Register

– Submit a payment of $500 (pay online below or call 434-525-4657)
– Complete our Trip Information Form (online form)

The schedule and focus of this trip are not well-suited for children and we do ask that participants be at least 16 years of age. 


All payments made to World Help are tax-deductible and non-refundable.


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