Ethiopia Custom Trek 2019


IMPORTANT NOTICE: This is a custom trek. Contact Sylvia Alvarino for more information.


This expedition will take us to the Omo Valley, in south-western Ethiopia, to work with the Nyangatom ethnic group. It is one of the 15 ethnic communities within the Omo Valley, which is as many put it, the cradle of mankind and one of the last places in Africa where a variety of indigenous communities are still found. The Nyangatom are nomadic agro-pastoralists deep rooted in ancestral traditions and sidelined from development until recently.


We will be working with the Prince of Peace Catholic Mission whose main objectives are to provide the Nyangatom with access to clean water and an education. Our group will spend six days living at the mission helping with activities for the children, teaching educational workshops, and helping with the building of two new classrooms we are helping fund. In addition, to our time at the mission we will visit the largest National Park in Ethiopia, The Omo National Park, to hike along the amazing nature trails in this park.

While at the Prince of Peace Mission we will be staying in safari style tents and helping with the daily up keep of the camp, including help with meal set up and clean up. In addition to our time at the mission we will spend two nights in Addis Ababa at a hotel.

Please contact Tricia Donaldson, Director of Operations, for more information


Expedition Costs

Price for Expedition: $1300

Group Size: maximum of 10 Trekkers

Expedition Dates: June 8-15, 2019
(Please note: dates listed are the arrival and departure dates to/from Addis Ababa)

Fundraising Commitment: $1000
tax-deductible donations for projects


• hike in The Omo Valley National Park
• 6 nights in tents at the Nyangatom Mission
• 2 nights in hotel in Addis Ababa
• All meals while in the Omo Valley
• In-country flight to Jinka
• Transportation to and from the Mission
• Activities with the Nyangatom
• TFK shirt and luggage tags

Not Included

• Airfare to Addis Ababa
• Visa for Ethiopia
• Airport transfer from Addis Ababa to hotel
• A few meals
• Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, or bottled water and other personal expenses
• Travel insurance

Expedition Requirements

• 18 years or older
• Good health
• Physically fit
• Willing to raise minimum $1000 of tax-deductible donations for orphanage projects

3 Step Process

1. Apply • Fill out the online application
• Pay $500 deposit ($50 non-refundable)

2. Prepare • Read Information and Fundraising Packet from TFK
• Start a training regimen if not already exercising regularly
• Fundraise for orphanage projects
• Gather all necessary gear for the Trek
• Pay remaining Expedition fees
• Arrange flights

3. Experience • Arrive in-country.
• Enjoy a trip of a lifetime!

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Fundraising Resources

After signing up for an Expedition, Trekkers receive a Fundraising Kit, and access to the Trekker Resource Center, with online tips and tools to help you succeed.

TFK Brochures • brief version of the website in printed form
• great introduction to TFK for your donors

Personal Fundraising Page
• solicit donations on your page
• set fundraising goals
• track progress in real time
• upload photos
• post messages to donors

Other Resources • Ideas for raising your $1000 minimum
• form letters to help you get started
• fundraising logs
• receipts and forms

Contact our Director of Operations, Tricia Donaldson, for more information.

Ethiopia Custom Trek 2019

Expedition Dates: June 8-15, 2019
(in country dates)
Days: 8
Group Size: max.10
Trip Cost: $1300
Fundraising Commitment: $1000
in tax-deductible donations for the projects


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