“Twende” is the Kiswahili word for 'go', to 'travel together', to be on a journey together.
Twende Culture will make you feel a part of the world. Whether you are bringing a handcrafted treasure into your home or joining us on one of our distinctive cultural trips. Here at Twende Culture, our goal is that you feel alive again and are inspired by the colors and life of our beautiful world.
Twende Culture is committed to the well being of the places and people we interact with. We are passionate about making a positive difference in our world: providing income and education to our supply and community partners and providing inspiration and adventure to you. We appreciate and value the people and places we visit -- and take a relational approach to how we travel and engage with these friends around the world. We ask our guests to join us in being respectful of the countries we visit -- people, culture and natural resources.
Twende Culture founder and CEO Heidi Wright was born to travel. In 1989, she jumped at the first opportunity, traveling to Australia, Singapore, and Indonesia with a student group. Then in 1993 she volunteered in a small village in Uganda and began a journey with Africa that has given her the opportunity to live and travel across the region for the past two decades. She has an infectious love for and understanding of the region, its people and wildlife. She has lived and worked in both Uganda and Kenya, as well as lead and organized multiple groups to Kenya, India, Bolivia, and Guatemala. Her experiences and relationships are your gateway to personal, up close and transformative experiences and products. With her husband Keith, their three teenage sons, and one beautiful adopted Kenyan daughter.