Eddie Frank was born and raised in Africa. He and his wife Amy have spent many years leading treks and expeditions there. They conduct an adaptive adventure business that is harmonious in all respects with its environment. And by “environment” we mean the land, the people, and the wildlife. They have a vested interest in the communities where they operate.
The Kilimanjaro Community
Tusker spends over 60% of its total revenue in Tanzania. This money contributes immensely to the welfare of the local Kilimanjaro community.
Each year the following Tanzanian crew and staff feed their families from our climbs:
- 2,275 Porters
- 13 Professional Guides
- 18 Moshi Operations crew
These numbers reflect the number of crew directly employed by Tusker. It does not reflect the thousands of family members supported through hotel, food suppliers and other peripheral services.
Read about Tusker’s far reaching HEALTH, EDUCATION & WELFARE program for our guides, porters and their families.
GREAT ZIMBABWE - 1989
Science & Research
Eddie Frank and astrophysicist Laurance Doyle made some fascinating astronomical discoveries at this ancient site located in central Zimbabwe, dating back to 400 A.D.
Namoratunga, Kenya - 1983
Eddie Frank & Dr. Laurance Doyle, a NASA astrophysicist ran an exciting expedition to a fascinating 2,200 year-old astronomical observatory in remote northern Kenya, called NAMORATUNGA.