Kenya is a country full of life with vitality, vibrancy, a rich cultural heritage, and breathtaking scenery. It boasts of endless diversity when it comes to scenic landscapes, a big network of parks with some of the most unique wildlife for a safari experience, beautiful beaches at the coast, rich cultural diversity, and beautiful people.
It is a top tourist destination for local and international tourists who engage in various fun and adventurous activities.
One of the trending activities gaining traction is Bungee Jumping.
Bungee Jumping is an activity that involves jumping from a high point with both feet connected to an elastic rubber cord (bungee). The jumper goes through a headfirst free fall with the elastic cord stretching to its maximum.
After the first freefall, the cord rebounds as the jumper flies back up. The stretching and recoiling continue to oscillate until the kinetic energy depletes. For most people with “Acrophobia,” the thought of looking down from a high point is unbearable. Bungee jumping is one of the best ways to triumph over such fears and break those barriers.
“Acrophobia”- The extreme fear of heights.
You don’t need to have any prior experience or to purchase equipment to enjoy Bungee Jumping at Kenyan sites. All you need is to be armed with the courage. The activity is, however not for everyone. Young kids, expectant mothers, and persons with injuries are not advised to take on Bungee Jumping. Overweight persons beyond a certain weight may also be discouraged. It is advisable to be cautious when doing Bungee Jumping to avoid injury.
How to do Bungee Jumping in Kenya
The jump starts with a climb up the jumping point. Every Bungee Jumping point has an instructor to take you through all the safety tips, strap you up, and guide you on the steps for the jump. Take your time and jump when you are ready. The jump involves the free fall and recoiling. After a couple of oscillations, one of the jump team members pulls you and detaches the bungee cord and harness.
Bungee Jumping Equipment
Some of the equipment used for Bungee Jumping include:
The Bungee Cord comprises multiple rubber strands and natural latex enclosed in a tough outer cover. It is attached to your ankle with a harness.
Harness: is a padded, securely strapped gear attached to your body and feet for increased safety.
Some tips before Bungee Jumping in Kenya
Carefully listen to safety tips and jumping instructions as the jumping instructor advises.
Avoid carrying items during the jump as they may fall, get damaged, or cause injury.
In order to best enjoy the experience, jump when there is good weather. Foggy days affect the overall experience of bungee jumping.
Try not to eat much before the jump.
Take your time, and be calm. It is natural to be scared. Nobody will force you to jump in case you change your mind. Encourage yourself to face the fear. Enjoy the views from the top and gather the courage to enjoy the thrill. If possible, get people to cheer you on.
Places you can Enjoy Bungee Jumping in Kenya
Sagana is undoubtedly the home of Bungee Jumping in Kenya. Sagana is a town along the Nairobi – Nyeri highway, 100 kilometers North of Nairobi, The capital of Kenya. Bungee Jumping in Sagana can be accessed via the Rapids Camp Sagana, Red Adventures, Bungee Seizing Camps, and Kenya’s Adventures.
For as low as Ksh. 6000, you can enjoy Bungee Jumping from a 60m steel structure overlooking the massive torrential Tana River and have the most thrilling experience you will live to remember.
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