This adrenaline pumping experience is one of those where you get to cross something off your bucket list and make a real difference in the world at the same time. February 22-March 5, 2013, the very first descent of Mount Kilimanjaro by mountain bike will be permitted for 20 lucky cyclist/philanthropists (Cylanthropists?). Trek Travel and World Serve have teamed up to provide this awareness-raising and fund-raising excursion, sponsoring one the globe’s most ambitious environmental cleanup efforts and also funding a project to bring clean water to 150,000 Tanzanians.
Hike up, ride screaming down, visit a Maasai village and water drilling site, hot air balloon over the Serengeti, and more. It’s a hefty price tag, but about 90% of the fees go to the project, including solar-powered pumps, the Kilimanjaro trash pickup project (also hiring local porters and providing some employment), bore hole projects, and more.
How cool is that? Kili and transformational travel giving…I’ll meet you there!