Beneath East Africa's longest zip line where Kenya's adrenaline junkies go to answer their call of the wild
'The Forest' is the first of its kind in Kenya and East-Africa’s longest zip line tour, offering over 2.4km (1.4 miles) of flight across the lush Kereita forest.
How about forest flying? And not just on any other forest but one of the most breathtaking and lush forests in Kenya.
Forest flying is the latest activity introduced in Kenya where adrenaline junkies and adventure addicts can go and answer their call of the wild.
'The Forest' is the first of its kind in Kenya and East-Africa’s longest zip line tour, offering over 2.4km (1.4 miles) of flight across the lush Kereita forest, Kimende, Kiambu County.
'The Forest' refers collectively to The Adventure Centre built in Kereita Forest; the perfect getaway for Kenyans and tourists, within easy reach, at affordable prices, and replete with exciting adventure activities.
The Adventure Centre, offers a wide range of fun activities ranging from zip line tour, mountain biking, walking, archery, paintball, tree planting, fly fishing, and team building activities.
The Forest is easily accessible, just 45 minutes from Nairobi city center.
"The Forest is just an amazing place to go and have fun. So many activities the one that stands out the most is Ziplining. They have professional training before ziplining and make sure to carry a bottle of water if you are doing the 6 lines all together and warm clothes and comfortable hiking shoes." reads one review on Trip advisor about the Forest.
Flying Fox’s 6 zip line tour packs offer unprecedented views of Kereita Forest and the Aberderes range.
Speeds can reach up to 75km/h (45mph).
The activity takes approximately 2 hours to complete, including safety brief, practice zip, and short walks in between.
The flying fox zip wire was established this year and is managed by Flying Fox Company.
Contrary to what you would have expected, zip lining is not for the haves alone even the haves not can come and have a time of their lives.
To take a full tour of 6 ziplines across the valleys of the forest all one need to part with is Sh2,500 ($25) per head.
While taking a 2 line tour and get a feel of the experience only costs Sh1500 ($15) per head.
It is advisable to make a booking in advance in order to enjoy your zipline tour.
Doing so is easy, all one needs to do is head to their page identify which activity you want to indulge in and pay using M-Pesa or credit card.
You have to have a minimum height requirement of 1.4m (average 9yr old) and a maximum weight limit of 115kgs to be allowed to glide over the breathtaking canopy of the Kereita forest.
Remember to come with warm clothing’s, solid pair of shoes and Adventurous spirit wanting to be unleashed.
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