Zip lining is an action-filled recreational activity that involves riding a steel cable on a protective seat or a belt between two points and generally on a valley that exhibits spectacular sceneries. A cable is suspended above an incline to which a pulley and harness are attached for a rider. The incline of a zipline allows the rider to be pulled by gravity along the line. Today, ziplines are mainly used for recreation such as eco-tours.
Between tackling a ropes course to get to jumping on a zipline, you can work up a bit of a sweat. This is great for your health as it gets your blood pumping through your body and gives your muscles a workout, plus it releases feel-good hormones in your brain too.
One great way to get rid of excess stress is to go ziplining. The adrenaline boost you get will instantly erase your stress, and when you combine that adrenaline boost with fresh air and the peacefulness of being out in nature, it makes ziplining an even more effective stress buster.
This activity has some health benefits other than just recreation.
- Improve eyesight.
- Reduce stress.
- Burn calories.
- Increase self-esteem.
- Build stronger relationships.
- Experience an adrenaline rush.
- Provide a sense of accomplishment.
- Pique curiosity.
In kenya, the following places offer ziplining as an excursion
- The Forest, Kereita.
- Savage Wilderness Camp, Sagana.
- Machakos People’s Park.
- The Kompass, Ngong.
- Paradise Lost, Kiambu.
- The Red Hill Dam, Limuru.
- The Bofa Beach Resort, Kilifi
The charges range from 1000 ksh to ksh 1800 per person depending on the place. it’s about a 2km or so stretch journey on the line.Entry to The Forest is free of charge depending on the location and some other places ksh 200.However, you pay for the activities that you shall undertake at the location. All the activities are fairly charged.