Combine your Masai Mara Safari with an early morning Balloon safari Adventure – it adds to the safari excitement! Visitors to the Masai Mara game reserve can experience the game viewing from a hot air balloon.
Hot air Balloon safari Adventure begins very early in the morning, 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, 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 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 riverine forest. In Amboseli, this adventure affords it’s participants great views of the plains like never before.
At the point of landing participants celebrate with champagne breakfast and are issued with a balloon flight certificate. Clients will be collected and returned by 4 wheel drive vehicles to enjoy both a balloon flight and a game drive back to the lodge or camp