Bungee jumping… Our Bucket List Item

Bungee Jumping Kenya

Bungee jumping is an extreme sport in which people jump from higher ground such as a bridge with an elastic rope tied to their ankles to stop them from hitting the ground. The rope is designed to stretch, not break. When the rope has stretched all the way, the jumper bounces back up. When jumping they wear safety equipment like helmets and a harness.

Bungee started as the coming-of-age ceremony in a small village on South Pentecost Island in Vanuatu. The young men would jump from the top of a 30 meter high tree to demonstrate their courage as an adult. They tied jungle vines around their ankles so that they would not hit the ground.

Modern bungee jumping began when four British men jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. In 1987 A.J.Hackett became world famous when he jumped from the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Later he set up the Kawarau Bridge in New Zealand, with a height of 47 meters, as a commercial bungee jumping area. People could pay money for the fun of jumping.

In Kenya test you adrenaline with a bungee jump in Sagana along the Tana river banks

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