Kilimanjaro now has internet! A good or bad thing?
As of August 2022, Kilimanjaro climbers can connect to the internet almost all of the way to the top. And soon the summit will have connectivity too! What do you think of this move? We discuss the pros and cons of an internet-connected Kilimanjaro ...
In August 2022, the state-owned Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation installed broadband that lets Kilimanjaro climbers connect to the internet up to an altitude of 3,720 m (12,200 ft).
Contact with loved ones
Social media access
The Government of Tanzania is excited to have climbers share their Kilimanjaro experiences on social media.
What our past clients think
I understand the sentiment of unplugging, but as a Mom and a caregiver of three older relatives, it will be nice to have that assurance. I was there in June and it was nice to be able to unplug from the internet and focus more on where I was and what I was doing, not checking how many likes a picture got. But I can also see where it will be helpful for groups for safety and communication. Surely if want to be unplugged, you will. No one's forcing you. Fanfreakingtastic ... BUT it'll take away from the fun of bonding with nature and each other. Sometimes technology is of the devil and this is that one moment. I enjoyed being disconnected, but I know it will make sharing the experience of summitting Mt Kilimanjaro easier to sharing real time.