Balloon safari Kenya Masai Mara

Balloon safari Kenya Masai Mara is a one-hour Balloon flight floating above the World famous Masai Mara to witness the greatness of a 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 during the challenging times of this pandemic.

Balloon safari – 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 4:30 am to 5.00 am. Arrive at the Balloon launch site by 6.00 am. 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 a 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 the 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 Kenya Masai Mara 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.

Champagne breakfast at 9.00 a.m, proceed for a brief game viewing drive 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 10:30/11:30 am adding to the many morning memories of your Balloon safari adventure.

Balloon safari Kenya Masai Mara relevant information

Kenya balloon safaris in Masai Mara includeTransfer 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  – All children flying Balloon safari 5yrs to 12 yrs must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian. Children 3yrs of age and under are not allowed in the Balloo flight. Children 13 years are considered Adults. Adults 13yrs and above.

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

All travelers arriving into Kenya through any point of entry (land or air) must be fully vaccinated and has a valid certificate of COVID-19 vaccination, and shall be exempted from the requirement of the COVID-19 PCR Test. Read Kenya Travel Advice

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Day 1: Masai Mara Lodge Transfer to Balloon Launch site

Masai Mara Lodge transfer to the 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 4:30 am to 5.00 am. Arrive at the Balloon launch site by 6.00 am. 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 a 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 the 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 9.00 am, 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 10:30/11:30 am adding to the many morning memories of your Balloon safari adventure.

Adult: 12 years and above

All children booked on Ballon flight have to be accompanied by an Adult. Children under 3 years of age are not allowed in the Balloon flight

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 the balloon flight
  • Medical Emergency Evacuation Insurance
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