Welcome to the Jungle: New 44-foot high ropes course at Audubon Zoo

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)- Kamba Kourse, a new four-story adventure ropes course  will open in the African Savanna at the Audubon Zoo.

Kamba Kourse stands 44 feet high and features three levels with platform heights at 12 feet, 24 feet and 36 feet consisting of nearly three dozen elements designed to test agility, balance and strength for visitors of all ages and abilities.

“You get 30 minutes to go up and play.  It’s like a jungle gym in the sky,”  Katie Ramjattan, Kamba Kourse Manager, said.

Participants can spend 30 minutes navigating the course, choosing their own path, at their own pace.

The rope elements include zig-zag swinging beams, crisscross angled rope ladders, bridges and cargo nets.   Kamba Kourse occupies 5, 250 square feet and can accommodate about 50 guests at a time.

“The plank on top is the most exciting part.  You get a 360-degree view of the city and the zoo.  You’re going to see giraffes, and other zoo animals,”  Ramjattan said.

If you’re afraid of heights, don’t fear.  You are attached the entire time with safety gear.

“By the end of it, you’ll be a pro, and you’ll love it,”  she said.

There’s a scaled down version of the full-sized ropes course called, The Sky Tykes for those kids less than 48 inches tall.

Kamba Kourse is next door to Watoto Walk, the new petting zoo that opened recently in the African Savanna.

The Kamba Kourse costs $15 and the Sky Tykes costs $8.

The official grand opening is this Sunday, March 1st.





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