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Masai Mara Balloon Safaris Experience

Kenya, Africa

from $550* per person 1 Days Year-round
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Eyes on nature expeditions 15 people max
  • Nairobi airport, nairobi, kenya
  • Family & Friends trips
We offer professional Masai Mara Balloon Safaris In Kenya - Masai Mara Safari Africa Balloon Adventure Tour. Masai Mara can experience the rare excitement of game viewing from a hot air balloon. In the crisp air of dawn, the passengers drink coffee while the crew partially inflates the balloon with enormous fans. The gas burners are then ignited and the balloon fills with hot air slowly raising the baskets. Before departing, finalized checks are made, and the passengers then climb into the balloon basket for a take off, Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Safaris - Serengeti Balloon Safaris, Mara Balloon Safari1-hour Hot air Balloon safari over the game filled plains and riverine forest of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Champagne type breakfast is served on landing followed by a game drive back to camp.

Visitors to the Maasai Mara can experience the rare excitement of game viewing from a hot air balloon. In the crisp air of dawn, the passengers drink coffee while the crew partially inflates the balloon with enormous fans. The gas burners are then ignited and the balloon fills with hot air slowly raising the baskets. Before departing, finalized checks are made, and the passengers then climb into the balloon basket for a take off.

The balloons lift off just before sunrise when the breeze on the plains is still cold. Once airborne, the balloons are blown by the prevailing winds across the broad landscape. Apart from the hiss of the burners, the flight above the Masai mara plains is magically silent. The pilot controls the height of the craft by regulating the flow of hot air into the balloon. Sometimes the balloon will descend over the plains for a close up view of the wildlife; on other occasions, it rises to clear a tree canopy and rise over the reverine forest.

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Kenya, Africa

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.
  • Family oriented trip.

Itinerary

05:30am Pickup time
06:15am Balloons lift off at dawn after coffee and a flight briefing.

The one hour flight will give you a birds eye view on your adventures adrift, of the best East Africa has to offer, in the magnificent setting of the Great Rift Valley. A champagne breakfast in the bush after you land, adds to the buzz you will get from the early morning air and the sights and sounds, that only an eagle ever sees. The African Dawn. There is nothing quite like it.

The absolute peace of immense vistas, muted colours and crisp fresh air...
and the ever present promise of something wild.... as our balloons float you silently above it all " like a dream come true"

10:00am At the end of the flight, the passengers are treated to a champagne breakfast, complete with flowers. China and crystal are set out on the table that is placed under a convenient acacia tree. The finishing touch to the flight is a game drive back to the lodge or camp, and the possibility of seeing the same pride of lions, or herd of elephants that had been viewed while ballooning. Over a dozen balloons depart from sites near six of the lodges and tented camps. Our customers are often able to view four of the 'big five' while ballooning. A flight certificate is issued on completion of the balloon safari

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