Balloon safari in Kenya

Balloon safari in Kenya is a one hour Balloon flight floating above the World famous Masai Mara to witness the greatness of vast herd of wildebeests moving across the plains or spotting lions, cheetahs or hyenas lurking in the grass. You shift your gaze slightly to take in another vista where you spot a family of elephants lumbering toward a shimmering lake. Our Top priority is to adhere to all Covid-19 health and safety measures first to staff and guests especially this challenging times of this pandemic.

Balloon safari in Kenya – Masai Mara experience

Your one hour balloon safari adventure begins early in the morning so you can see the day unfold over Masai Mara. You’ll be transferred in a custom safari 4 X 4 jeep from your lodge/camp between 4:30am to 5.00am. Arrive at the Balloon launch site by 6.00am. Depending on weather conditions, you can enjoy a cup of coffee/ tea while you watch the balloon being prepared for take-off. You will then meet your Pilot, who will give you a safety briefing as well as explain what you can expect during your flight. There are basic toilet facilities available at the launch site. NB: One launch site has toilet facilities.

The scene here is exciting as you are enjoying cup of tea, Balloon Crew starts firing jets of Hot Air into the Balloon to give it lift while it billows out. The Crew attaches the large basket that will be your best viewing platform. You are soon helped by crew into the basket and around 6:30 am for take-off just before sunrise. With a quick flash from the burner above, you feel the basket lift from the ground and you’re suddenly and gently airborne.

Experience amazing views of giraffe, zebra, gazelle, wildebeest, and hippo below as worlds of birds, rivers, savannahs and forest fill your horizon while floating above the Masai Mara. The great display of the Masai Mara unfolds as you sail on the prevailing currents over this ancient land for an adventurous one hour before settling back to the ground, your head now filled with a lifetime of memories.

Balloon safari in Kenya – Champagne Bush Breakfast

Your Champagne full bush breakfast awaits you served in Kenyan style at a scenic spot under a lone acacia tree.  Waiters in traditional garb bring you fresh juice, eggs made to order, champagne and more while you enjoy this feast.

After Champagne breakfast, at around 9.00am, you will have a brief game viewing drive while you are transferred back to your lodge/camp. Depending on what you find along the way, this game viewing drive usually takes about one and a half hours. Arrival at your lodge will be by 10:30/11:30am adding to the many morning memories of your Balloon safari adventure.

Balloon safari Kenya Masai Mara, relevant information

Kenya balloon safaris in Masai Mara includesTransfer to and from your Masai Mara lodge by your driver/guide to the Balloon launch site, 1 hour balloon flight, short game viewing drives, and also Medical Emergency Evacuation Insurance.

Allowed Ages  – Children 5yrs to 12 yrs must be accompanied by Parent or Guardian. Adults 13yrs and above

Allowed Individual Weight – Adults who are over 265 lbs (120 kg) may be required to purchase an additional spot on the Balloon (twice the cost) for safety precautions, though this can be waived depending on flight occupancy at the discretion and prior approval from the Pilot.

Balloon safari accommodate – holiday travelers, friends, couples, honeymooners, colleagues, senior citizens, corporate, students, small and also large groups.

Travelers holiday extension – Visitors may extend Mount Kenya climbing, Kenya’s Indian Ocean sandy beach holidays in Mombasa, Diani, Watamu, Kilifi, Malindi and also Lamu.

COVID-19 Protocols – All International Tourists arriving in Kenya MUST adhere to all COVID-19 protocols including presenting a Negative COVID-19 PCR Certificate, acquired no more than 96 hours prior to arrival in Kenya; with the PCR Certificate also having been validated under the Trusted Travel platform for those travelling by air; Read Acquire Adventures Safaris COVID-19 Kenya safaris health measures

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Day 1: Masai Mara Lodge Transfer to Balloon Launch site

Masai Mara Lodge transfer to Balloon Launching site

Your one hour balloon safari adventure begins early in the morning so you can see the day unfold over Masai Mara. You’ll be transferred in a custom safari jeep from your lodge/camp between 4:30am to 5.00am. Arrive at the Balloon launch site by 6.00am. Depending on weather conditions, you can enjoy a cup of coffee/ tea while you watch the balloon being prepared for take-off. You will then meet your Pilot, who will give you a safety briefing as well as explain what you can expect during your flight. There are basic toilet facilities available at the launch site. NB: One launch site has toilet facilities.

The scene here is exciting as you are enjoying cup of tea, Balloon Crew starts firing jets of Hot Air into the Balloon to give it lift while it billows out. The Crew attaches the large basket that will be your best viewing platform. You are soon helped by crew into the basket and around 6:30 am for take-off just before sunrise. With a quick flash from the burner above, you feel the basket lift from the ground and you’re suddenly and gently airborne.

Balloon flight experience

Experience amazing views of giraffe, zebra, gazelle, wildebeest, and hippo below as worlds of birds, rivers, savannahs and forest fill your horizon while floating above the Masai Mara. The great display of the Masai Mara unfolds as you sail on the prevailing currents over this ancient land for an adventurous one hour before settling back to the ground, your head now filled with a lifetime of memories.

Champagne Full Bush Breakfast

Your Champagne full bush breakfast awaits you served in Kenyan style at a scenic spot under a lone acacia tree.  Waiters in traditional garb bring you fresh juice, eggs made to order, champagne and more while you enjoy this feast.

Short Game viewing drive back to the lodge

After Champagne breakfast, at around 9.00am, you will have a brief game viewing drive while you are transferred back to your lodge/camp. Depending on what you find along the way, this game viewing drive usually takes about one and a half hours. Arrival at your lodge will be by 10:30/11:30am adding to the many morning memories of your Balloon safari adventure.

Safari Price Includes:

  • Transfers to and from your lodge/camp in Masai Mara to the Balloon launch site
  • Hot Air Balloon Pilot
  • One hour balloon flight
  • Landing fees
  • Champagne style bush breakfast
  • Local Driver-guide
  • Short game viewing drives after balloon flight
  • Medical Emergency Evacuation Insurance
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