The Hub Karen launches outdoor aerial adventure hub ahead of Easter holidays
- ‘JUMP @ The Hub’ includes high adrenaline aerial adventures like ziplines, an airbag jump, a leap of faith and a giant swing.
- The Hub Karen becomes first mall in East Africa to offer this range of exciting and family-friendly entertainment.
- Grand launch on Saturday comes ahead of public opening on Sunday, 3 April.
- Destination operated by Flying Fox to international safety standards.
Saturday 2 April 2022, Nairobi, Kenya. The Hub Karen, Nairobi’s premier shopping mall set in the heart of the Karen district, has announced that it is opening a new outdoor aerial adventure destination. ‘JUMP @ The Hub’ caters to thrill-seekers of all ages – including families – ahead of the busy Easter holidays.
The “Adrenaline Hub” includes high speed racing ziplines, freefall jumping into a giant airbag, and a giant swing that flings three people a time through a 10m arc. Adults with a sense of adventure (while being over 1.4m tall and under 120kg) can enjoy these activities and more.
For younger children, there is a 40m kids zipline to enjoy. Parents will be able to watch their children take part in the activities, join in themselves, or explore other new additions to The Hub Karen. These include a new food hall serving Japanese and Chinese food among other cuisines, along with a dessert station.
The mall is hosting a grand launch this Saturday, where journalists, special guests, and 50 members of the public will try out the activities for themselves. It comes ahead of the wider public opening on Sunday 3 April.
The JUMP brand of aerial adventure activities is provided by Flying Fox, an experienced adventure provider operating to international safety standards. The installation has been fully inspected and certified to EN15567 and ISO4309 standards. Flying Fox also operates the very successful six-zipline tour in Kereita Forest, Kimende. JUMP’s instructors will be on site at all times to provide safety training and supervision to both adults and children taking part.
The opening of this new space is the first in a series at The Hub Karen for further entertainment projects, reinforcing the mall’s position as a full week destination for shopping, as well as entertainment activities. The multi-purpose space will also be available for private booking and corporate events following the Easter holidays.
Sameh Ibrahim, Chief Operating Officer Real Estate at Janus Continental Group
“We are proud to bring this new offering to The Hub Karen. We’re firmly committed to building a family destination mall which can be enjoyed by everyone, and now we’re delighted to be catering to the thrill seekers among our community too.
“This is just the beginning. We hope to introduce many more accessible, family-friendly activity options to THK in the near future, enhancing our offering to local communities.”
Jonathan Walter, Founder and Managing Director, Flying Fox, commented:
“I’m thrilled to be launching JUMP @ The Hub – our latest and most adventurous aerial adventure destination yet. You won’t find another shopping mall in Africa with this many high-adrenaline outdoor activities. Come and join in the fun. Dare to Jump!”