The Contra Dam is known as Verzasca Dam and Locarno Dam. It is an arched dam, situated on the Verzasca River in the Val Verzasca of Ticino.The Dam became popular for bungee jumping, after a James Bond stuntman performed a bungee jump from it in the opening scene of the 1995 movie Golden Eye. The stunt was voted as the best movie stunt of all time in a poll of 2002 made by Sky Movies.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Bungee Jumping in Tana River, Sagana, Central Province Kenya
The spot is home to Tana River, the longest in Kenya at 1014 km/630 mi long.The river in its own unique way is a beautiful scenery with varied wild life and wonderful bird life offering an unforgettable experience. Sagana boasts the premiership of bungee jumping in East Africa.
The adrenaline jumps are conducted from a 60 m/196 ft tower over the Tana River. The river in its own unique way is a beautiful scenery with varied wild life and wonderful bird life offering an unforgettable experience. Some have confessed to the adrenaline rush lasting even days after their jump!! All in all some restrictions are to be noted. Minimum weight should be 40 kg/88 lb and maximum weight is 110 kg/242 lb.
Bungee jumping is open to all ages here however one has to fit into the harness properly before attempting the fall. Prior to jumping, jumpers are normally required to fill a release assumption form. Once at the jump cage, one has 15 minutes before facing some moments of sheer terror!!