I’ve always wanted to get in touch with my inner Tarzan and last week I got the chance. First, though, there was the thorough briefing, which was followed by a signing away of my life. Then it was on with the necessary gear, a group photo and into a 4 x 4 for the steep ride to the first platform.

I don’t want to give the plot away, by detailing the experience of zipping along at speeds of around 60km/h on ‘foefie slides’ as long as 180m, but suffice to say it was exhilarating. For the nervous, it’s worth mentioning my companion had sampled such jaunts across the globe so was well qualified to praise the attention to safety by our three locally trained guides, and the efficiency of the emergency braking system.

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