Zip Lining at The Forest

I celebrated my birthday a couple of weeks ago and wanted to do something different, something fun and most importantly something to pump some adrenaline in my system. I decided on zip lining and called The Forest to book a 2 line zip tour. We  arrived at The Forest and I was ready to zip line- or so I thought.

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This oddly reminds me of The Flinstones

First Impression

We were greeted by cheerful employees who pointed us to the reception. We made our way to the incredibly beautiful eco-friendly building that houses the restaurant and the reception.

Check out some of the photos of the restaurant and environs from The Art of Wanderlusting .

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Source: The Forest

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There is a playground area right next to the restaurant and some bicycle trails.

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Source: The Art of Wanderlusting

Safety First

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All strapped up

This was right after signing the liability waiver forms which gave me goose bumps. Some clauses were talking about dying and falling down on dangerous flora which almost made me chicken out. Did you know zip lines are referred to as death slides in some parts of the world?

After coming to terms with the risks that we might face, we were taken for a practice run on a mini zip line which was  more nerve-wracking than the actual run by the way. Way to calm my nerves! The instructors checked and fastened each of our gears. They then answered all questions after demonstrating how to actually zip line.

 

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Practice run

So off we went.

Zip Lining 

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This is me wondering whether it was too late to back out.

Ready set go!

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Flying without wings

At this point I was screaming my lungs out! Here I was, gliding over canopies, air beneath my legs and for a split second everything stopped still and at that moment, that brief moment, everything was perfect. Endless green hills, golden rays and a clear blue sky and for a second I forgot I was suspended mid-air.

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There I was flying high enjoying the view and in what seemed like a few seconds the ride was over. Immediately after everyone had crossed over to the other side we were prepared to go back- this time girls first!

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Check out the view! Pics by Tevin

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The second ride was way much better maybe because we all knew what to expect but that did not make it any less exhilarating. Adrenaline still shoots through you, so much so that some of the people in our group decided to try some stunts. The thrill was just incredible and right after, I felt like I could conquer anything thrown my way!

Thoughts

If you have never gone for zip lining you definitely should. I highly recommend The Forest- very scenic zip line, the longest zip lines in the region and high safety standards so you know your life is in safe hands. It was so much fun cannot wait to go back and perhaps do the six lines and probably paintball.

Rates

Charges were shs 1500 for 2 lines and shs 2500 for six lines.

Tips

They have other activities such as Archery, Mountain biking, Nature walks, Paint balling, Fly fishing, Camping, Team building and Tree planting.

They also have fantastic offers every so often so do check them out and take the leap! Make sure you book earlier because the place gets packed especially on weekends and holidays. If you can go on a weekday do so but don’t forget to call prior to making your trip.

The Forest- http://www.theforest.co.ke/ and for bookings contact- 0711 11 22 33

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Zip lining at The Forest was amazing and definitely the best birthday plan!

Ever been zip lining before? How was it? Planning to go on another adventure soon any activities you’d recommend? Comment below and let me know…

Push your limits and Seek Discomfort

Until next time, Bye!

 

13 Comments

  1. Outside Black

    9 June 2017 at 3:39 pm

    I have to do this when I am back. Fomo!

    1. muthonimiricho

      11 June 2017 at 2:58 pm

      Issa must!
      The thrill is incredible

  2. lindakery

    9 June 2017 at 5:17 pm

    You have some nerves of steel girl?….love the post. When I’m feeling indestructible I just might try it myself

    1. muthonimiricho

      11 June 2017 at 2:59 pm

      Nerves of steel? Haha I wish
      Girl the next time i’m going i’m dragging you with me

  3. Christine

    10 June 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Lovely post Muthoni! 🙂

    1. muthonimiricho

      11 June 2017 at 3:00 pm

      Thank you Christine!

  4. Tastie Dine

    10 June 2017 at 3:09 pm

    A well elaborated adrenaline punch – pun intended. I love how you told your experience is well narrated and the pictures bring the story to life.
    I on the other hand , have never tried this sport/experience – not planing to since am freaked out by heights, but funny thing is, I have this craving for sky diving and it has always been in my bucket list.
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    https://www.tastiedine.com/2017/06/10/get-to-know-me-tag-part-2/

    1. muthonimiricho

      11 June 2017 at 3:03 pm

      Haha Thank you so much! You should imagine! Trust me you’ll even forget how high you are… Sky diving is a must- well the idea of jumping out of a plane freaks me out but yolo right?

  5. Ultimately_Betty

    10 June 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Love it!This is by far my best post. I desire so much to do The Forest after reading this.

    1. muthonimiricho

      11 June 2017 at 3:04 pm

      Thank you Betty!
      You should definitely go! Next weekend ata haha
      I’ll also drag you with me next time i go- No excuses

  6. Staycy Wangechi

    14 June 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Just read this, it’s amazing!!? Would you want to tag along next month?, even if it is for the six lines, with me and bae?

    Have a nice read baby.

    1. muthonimiricho

      14 June 2017 at 12:48 pm

      Thanks girl!
      Haha inbox me asap!

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