Tanzania’s first and only zipline adventure park is in Mto wa Mbu village, on the Northern safari circuit. This family friendly activity provides a few hours of fresh air, nature, walking, scenic views, and and an exciting ride on the zip cable!
It takes about 3 hours and the cost is US$ 55+VAT per person.
The zipline course has 4 exciting zips, an adventure bridge, and 6 unique eco-platforms. The tour starts at the Tanzip office in Mto wa Mbu where you will provided with a tour briefing, as well as your harness, lanyards, carabiners and zip trolley. An open air ride will take you through Maasai land to the adventure park! A scenic walk leads you to the starting point. After a safety orientation, you hit the zips! Your tour will be completed when you are delivered back to the office where you can view photos of your tour, and relax with a beverage in the local cafe.
How should I prepare for the Tanzip zipline experience?
- You must wear closed toed shoes, and long hair must be tied securely or worn under a bandana. Short shorts and skirts are not permitted (knee length shorts are allowed).
- Hats are not allowed
- Gum, candy, smoking, and alcohol are not permitted during the tour.
- Remove items from your pockets. They are likely to fall out due to the way you sit in the harness. Items can be left securely at the Tanzip office.
What happens in bad weather?
- The Zipline continues to operate in light rains, however extreme rain, high winds, and lightening in the area would result in the lines closing until the weather clears. Guests may be asked to wait or will be offered a “rain check” to come back another day.
Are there age/ weight/ health restrictions?
- Participants must be at least 7 years old
- Participants must weigh at least 23 kg/ 50 lbs
- Maximum weight is 130 kg/ 285 lbs
- Participants must be able to walk a short distance on uneven terrain and climb a ladder
- It is not recommend to participate while pregnant due the fitting of the harness across the abdomen
- If you have health concerns, consult your physician (for example heart disease, vertigo, fear of heights, seizures)
Do I tip my guides?
- It is customary to tip guides in Tanzania. Our guides work extra hard to make your tour fun, safe, and memorable; they also act as your personal photographer. As usual tipping depends on your satisfaction with your guide!
Can I bring my camera?
- Cameras are welcome; however, you are solely responsible for its transport and condition. We cannot be responsible for any valuables dropped or damaged from the tour. If you have a mechanism to secure your camera to yourself while zipping, such as a lanyard or zipped pocket then yes. Your guide will also be taking high quality photos of your group, which will be available for purchase at the completion of your tour.
Is it safe?
- The Tanzip Zipline Adventure course is built and operated according to ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology) standards and is compliant with the TSSA (Technical Standards and Safety Authority) code of conduct established in Ontario, Canada.
- Ziplines and equipment are inspected daily.
- Adventure sports activities have inherent risk. All participants are provided with a safety orientation prior to going on the course, and safety remains the top priority throughout the activity.
- All participants must sign a waiver acknowledging risk and that they participate at their own risk