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Hot Air Balloon Safaris In Masai Mara & Serengeti National Park

This is probably the most scenic balloon flight in the world and the ultimate African bush safari experience. Hot air balloon safari can be arrange in Kenya (Masai Mara) and Tanzania in Serengeti.

Often, balloon riders are collected  from their Serengeti (Central) and Masai Mara lodge or camp at 0500hrs, and transferred to the launch site. At the balloon ride lunch site, you will meet your pilot for briefing and watch inflation of your balloon before take off.

Take off is at approximately 6.30am as the sun rises. You float in any direction the winds of the morning take you. Your pilot will precisely control the altitude of your balloon flight and every so often flying at treetop height, occassionally lower, giving you a unique perspective of the plains and great photographic opportunities of the wildlife below - quite a spectacular scene to behold.

At times the balloon flight pilot will ascend to 1000' or more to see the scale and wonderful panorama of the Masai Mara and Serengeti. The flight pilot must put more heat into the balloon with the powerful whisper burners. Meanwhile these burns, there is moment of silence apart from the natural sounds below.

The balloon flight is lasts about one hour depending on weather conditions. On landing, you celebrate in the traditional champagne style, an excellent sparkling wine. This will be followed by sitting down to a full English breakfast prepared and served in the African bush in an 'Out of Africa' .

After breakfast you receive your balloon flight certificate and then driven back to the lodge or camp with game sightings en route. Arrive at the lodge or camp at 0930hrs in readiness to continue with your day's activities and schedule.

Tour Price:

1. Masai Mara/Rift Valley balloon ride: US$ 500 per person

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2. Serengeti balloon ride: US$ 550 per person

Included in the hot air balloon safari experience:

  • 1 hour of balloon flight
  • Services of an experienced guide
  • Return transport from the lodge/camp
  • En-route game drives
  • Champagne breakfast
  • Balloon safari certificate

Special note: To participate in balloon flight, there are no special requirements. However, you are expected to be in in good health condition, rationaly fit and active. The flight is not recommended for kids below 10 years. Those with health or back problems may not participate as the balloon landing can be bumpy and may cause back injury. Balloon take off is subject to the prevailing weather conditions. Height restrictions may also apply.

Tour Price:

  1. Masai Mara balloon ride: US$ 500 per person
  2. Serengeti balloon ride: US$ 550 per person

Included in the hot air balloon safari:

  • 1 hour of balloon flight
  • Services of an experienced guide
  • Return transport from the lodge/camp
  • En-route game drives
  • Champagne breakfast
  • Balloon safari certificate 

 

 Kenya Safaris, Kenya Safari Holiday, Masai Mara Safari Tour