Bungee jumping on Vic falls….

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For many people, when I said I bungee jumped or wanted to, they thought, how crazy can you be? Others thought I had lost it. To some extent yes, coz I remember lacking the words when I called my mum to say I arrived safely. I could not call her before going to the Victoria Falls coz I wasnt sure I would come back safe, its always a gamble.

Can imagine me explaining to my mum “nyuma kuruga ndaraca-ini handu maikagia mundu ta kigutha” loosely translated to mean I was at the bridge where they catapult you below. Sounds absurd considering that most of our lives are interesting enough and may not need some of the risks.

However, I had made up my mind, if I was in Livingstone, I wanted to do the bungee and no amount of pressure would make me bark off, thats why I could not tell my mum before hand, am sure she would have talked me out of it or called me every five minutes to know if I was ok.

Victoria Falls has 100% records, there has been no accidents but there’s always a first. I must say that the guys are very good, professional and funny. You start on the slide, which is just the wire from one end to the other….its gives you a taste of what to expect.

I was determined and there was no turning back; but the free fall feeling is something… by the time I was 110 meters below, I remember thinking, I must be crazy. By the time they throw you up and down…. you feel the stretch on the ankles.

The funny thing was, I never asked the guys how I was supposed to come up, but I knew I had to….and I finally did…. It was all worth it!

Was it crazy? Maybe….

15 COMMENTS

  1. Sweeets!
    I did the one on Jinja, Uganda, on the Nile river and the rush was unbelievable!
    congrats!
    life is too short to be scared of somethings

  2. OMG! Thats the thing to do! Adrenaline rush! Hope you dint have breakfast before doing that.

  3. OMG!! I don’t think I have the guts to do that, I have fear of heights and that would just kill me! So how do u go back up?

  4. Thanks good people for your comments. If I was living in the west, this the stuff you do when you are 20 but then, this is Africa 🙂

    For once I did something thats insane…crazy… etc..

    Wont do it again :):)

  5. Ati what!

    “nyuma kuruga ndaraca-ini handu maikagia mundu ta kigutha”

    Poor nyina Wanjiku would just faint!

    My admiration.

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