Here’s an excursion only for the über-adventurous: a trek up Mount Kilimanjaro that includes a gourmet feast at the world’s highest-altitude pop-up restaurant.
African safari and tour provider ET African Journeys and Mama Hope, a non-profit organization that invests in projects that bring food, security, clean water, education and health care to African communities in need, to offer a 10-day Kilimanjaro expedition — a hike to benefit Moshi, Tanzania’s St. Timothy’s School.
Departing February 18, 2013, from Washington, D.C., this one-of-a-kind trek up Africa’s highest mountain boasts an amenity that no other tour provider offers: a gourmet feast prepared by African Chef Pierre Thiam, who will open a temporary restaurant at a base camp at 12,500 feet above sea level exclusively to celebrate the fund-raising climb.
After summitting Mount Kilimanjaro via the scenic Machame route, climbers will descend to the base camp restaurant to dine on Chef Thiam’s African regional cuisine.
Following the hike, travelers will spend two days volunteering at St. Timothy’s School, a school and children’s home built by Mama Hope and partnering organization, The Tanzania Children Concern.
(Photo courtesy of ET African Journeys)