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Selfies From Kilimanjaro Seen Boosting Tanzania Tourist Arrivals

  • High-speed Internet installed on Africa’s highest mountain
  • Government wants to ramp up tourist arrivals to 5 million

Photographer: Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Bloomberg

Tanzania has installed high-speed internet on Mt. Kilimanjaro this week, part of a plan to lure tourists and triple arrivals to the East African nation in two years.

The new connectivity on Africa’s highest mountain will initially benefit as many as 1,000 climbers on various stages of the trek every day, according to the East African nation’s Information, Communication, and Information Technology Minister Nape Nnauye. Coverage will reach the Kilimanjaro summit by the end of the year and thousands more mountaineers will be able to log-in, according to Nnauye.