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Kitengela Glass Bridge Weekend Getaway near Nairobi National Park

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Kitengela Glass Bridge
Kitengela Glass Bridge

Adrenaline rush is beneficial to the body. It helps blood to flow to the brain and though frightening, relaxes the muscles. In addition, adrenaline rush helps build your humility and self-confidence. Activities such as zip lining, bungee jumping, skydiving, and kayaking all cause an adrenaline rush. So does watching a horror movie or introducing yourself to a stranger.

Crossing the Kitengela Glass Bridge is a perfect adrenaline-rush activity you can try over the weekend.

Kitengela Glass Bridge was made by Kitengela Hot Glass owner, Nani, who maintains the bridge through donations from the people visiting the Kitengela Hot Glass factory. The factory makes items using recycled glass and is accessible through the Maasai Lodge road or Tuala. If you want to drive to the facility, you need to use Tuala route.

Guests at the Maasai Lodge and surrounding areas can access the facility on foot through the hanging bridge.

Kitengela Glass Bridge is made of steel and wire. It hangs 100M above a river and is 100M long. It swings as you cross and is a major attraction for people looking for an adrenaline rush.

This bridge can accommodate 7 people at once. You can enjoy great views of the valley over which the bridge hangs, and even take nice photos for memories.

The facility is open from Monday to Sunday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm except on Sunday and Monday when it closes at 1:00 pm. Crossing the bridge costs KES 200 while a tour of the facility is KES 200. Other activities are priced differently.

At the factory, you will have an opportunity to buy various decorations and gift items made of recycled glass.

 

You will also have an opportunity to book a cottage inside.

The facility does not sell food, but you can go to Leleshwa or Maasai Lodge for a meal.

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