There are many ways to see Kenya on safari, but how about from 14,000 feet above the ground, falling earthwards at 120 miles per hour? For adrenaline junkies, the Kenyan coast has become the latest hot spot for aerial adventure- where the equatorial atmosphere at sea level can give skydivers more than a minute of full freefall over the beautiful blue Indian Ocean, before touching down on pure white sands on one of the world’s best beaches.
This is the perfect place for a sky-diving at sea level, it is possible to experience a full one minute accelerated free fall from 14,000 feet. Best of all, divers land directly on the beach outside their hotel, and after a short rest, can climb back aboard their plane at Ukunda airstrip, just 10 minutes away. Novices are welcome to experience the thrill of tandem dives, or to participate in a full skydive course. This is the nearest experience possible to flying free as a bird – freedom at its most pure and simple. Tandem jumps are the best way to discover skydiving. Physically attached to an instructor, you jump together, giving you all the thrill of a skydive, with none of the stress of managing your descent and parachute along the way.
These jumps are extremely popular- and straightforward. A tandem jump is an unforgettable experience, but for many- it is not a “once in a lifetime” thrill. After this introductory taste of the pure adrenaline and freefall, plenty of jumpers- even those who may have felt some apprehension at throwing themselves out of plane- can’t wait to do it again.
So when you are planning your safari to Kenya, look beyond the usual, and take to the skies for a very different perspective on paradise.