Hot-Air Balloon Safari in Kenya

The African Dawn

Hot-air balloon safari in Masai Mara

Soaring above the expansive landscape of the Masai Mara in a hot-air balloon is the pinnacle of safari experiences. From this elevated perspective, the panorama below unfolds in a continuous and thrilling medley of riverine forests, vast savannahs, towering escarpments, and meandering rivers. Set against the canvas of breathtaking sunrises, the hot-air balloon flights in the Masai Mara offer a unique vantage point to observe the thriving wildlife below. This encounter is unparalleled, leaving an indelible mark on your memory.


The Experience: Witnessing the Great Migration from Above

Hot-Air-Balloon-Safari-in-Masai-MaraShould you choose to visit the Masai Mara between July and October, you will have the exceptional opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring ‘Great Migration‘ from the heights of the African sky. This phenomenon, featuring migratory herds of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles, is a sight to behold. Drifting above the herds in a hot-air balloon provides a profound understanding of the scale and magnitude of this natural spectacle. Beyond the migration, the flight unveils captivating scenes of predators in action, from lions on the hunt to leopards perched atop trees and active hyena dens. Each hot-air balloon voyage unveils new and captivating spectacles, with your pilot expertly maneuvering to capture the most mesmerizing moments on camera.


Taking Flight: Preparation and Price

Embarking on a hot-air balloon flight is a testament to your dedication to the experience. As dawn breaks, your guide will escort you to the balloon launch site, where anticipation mounts. Amidst sips of steaming coffee or tea, the balloon crew springs into action, inflating the balloon and preparing for takeoff. After stepping into the basket beneath the balloon, your pilot will provide a brief orientation before the balloon gracefully ascends, coinciding with the sunrise’s fiery display of reds and golds.

Considering the premium nature of this adventure, hot-air balloon flights, especially in remote regions like the Masai Mara, come at a price. Prices commence at US$475 per person. This cost reflects various factors, including the limited operational lifespan of balloons, the expenses associated with crew, fuel, operations, and conservancy fees. Despite the investment, the experience is truly invaluable.


Included in the Hot-Air Balloon Safari Price:

– Approximately one hour of hot air ballooning
– Transfer to and from your safari camp or lodge
– A delightful champagne-style bush breakfast
– Return transfer to your camp after breakfast
– Landing fees for conservation areas or national reserves


Planning Your Masai Mara Hot-air Balloon Safari

We gladly facilitate departures for Masai Mara balloon safaris from a multitude of lodges and camps in the Greater Mara region. To ensure your participation in this highly sought-after activity, advance booking is strongly recommended, especially during peak seasons. As you prepare for this remarkable journey, remember to dress warmly and bring a secure bag for your camera, binoculars, and personal items.Hot-Air-Balloon-Safari-in-Masai-Mara


Navigating Unfavorable Weather

In the event of unfavorable weather conditions, the safety of all passengers takes precedence. If weather renders flight unsafe, your hot-air balloon experience may be postponed to a later time. If rescheduling is not feasible, a refund of your payment will be arranged. Your safety and satisfaction remain our utmost concern.

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