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Masai Mara Balloon Safari
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Close your eyes and for a moment feel your body lift up with you having no control over it and there is a certain part of you inside you saying to yourself I am crazy for taking this balloon safari. This is what most people feel when the excitement of a Masai Mara hot air balloon safari crosses ones emotion of self-control and independence.

Your trip begins at 4am at your safari lodge or tented camp in Masai Mara where our representative will you pick you up and together you drive to the starting point as you enjoy game viewing enroute. As you yawn away, and thoughts about your wildlife viewing from an elevated position begins to stir your mind. The fresh Kenyan traditional hot tea and coffee quickly awaken you in fact preparing you for a mission.

At dawn we take off rising as the sun rises and float in whichever direction the winds of the morning take us. Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon: sometimes flying at treetop height sometimes lower offering a unique perspective and great photographic opportunities of the wildlife below.

At other times he will ascend to 1000ft or more to see the enormity and wonderful panorama of the Masai Mara. From time to time the pilot must put more heat into the balloon with the powerful whisper burners. In between these burns there is silence apart from the natural sounds below. While upthere you can see alot of wildlife like lions, giraffes, elephants, antelopes, leopards, rhinos, buffaloes, cheetahs and many other wildlife including birds.

The flight is for about one hour depending on conditions, on landing you celebrate in the traditional manner with champagne (well an excellent sparkling wine) before sitting down to a full English breakfast prepared and served in the bush in Out of Africa style with bone china linen table cloths Kings silver etc.

After breakfast you receive your Balloon certificate and we drive you back to the Lodge or camp with game viewing enroute. 10:00 am Arrive at the lodge/camp ready to continue your days activities.

We advise you to try this outstanding experience on the second day of your safari at Masai Mara where you can join back your group after the ride.

Can start in any of the lodges or camps around or inside Masai Mara national Reserve.

Tour duration: Aproximately 6hrs

Tour price: $500

 

Includes

-Park fees

-Balloon ride

-5 star Breakfast including champaign prepared and served in the bush

-Transfer from and back to the lodge/camp

-Participation Certificate

Excludes

-Lunch

-Accommodation

-Tips