It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you have wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane.– Charles Lindbergh
Less than 24 hours to go. Is it too late to cancel? What if I chicken out at the last second? No. I’m going to do this. I’ve been waiting for this for too long! I was born to fly!
These are just some of the things that will be going through your mind before you take a brave leap into the unknown. Tomorrow is your ziplining adventure – you’ve been looking forward to it for so long and the moment is finally here.
So to make sure that you see this through to that feeling of adrenaline mixed with well-earned self-pride at the end, I’ve put together a little guide on how to prepare and what to take with, so that you get the most out of your experience.
Wear something comfortable. And adaptable.
You want the freedom to move. Wear closed walking shoes, nothing too tightly fitting, and bring something warm just in case the weather turns (as it often does in the forest or mountains).
Keep your skin safe. Your future self will thank you.
The South African sun is no joke, and sun damaged skin isn’t fun. Bring a cap, and wear sunscreen.
Bring a [re-usable of course] bottle of drinking water. You don’t want to look like a dehydrated stick of biltong in those action photos.
Leave your teacup Yorkie with the sitter.
Although this is a family-friendly activity for kids 12 and up, leave your fur child at home. As much is it would make for epic photos, they just don’t keep safety harnesses for 4-legged children.
Plan for Africa Time.
If your booking is for 11am, plan to be there at 10am. Partly because the safety briefing is important and you don’t want to miss it, and also because you’re likely to encounter a few stop-and-go roadworks on the way. This is Africa, baby!
Plan for Murphy.
You’ve made it this far through the checklist, you’ve got all your gear ready to go, the car is fueled up and Fluffikins is with the pet sitter. Now the last thing to do, before you lie awake for another hour unable to sleep because you’re too tired, is to set your alarm clock. Because really it would be so lame if you overslept and missed this epic adventure.
And that’s it! They’ll provide you with all the safety gear that you need, and if you don’t have an action camera there’s a good chance one of your guides will be able to grab a few insta-ready snaps of you in your best moments – so remember to SMILE!
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