Hot Air Balloon Safari in Masai Mara National Reserve: While on your next wildlife safari in Maasai Mara National reserve, taking on a hot air balloon is such a life time experience that will last in your memories till your next adventure. Imagine having taking a flight in a Hot Air Balloon and having an aerial view of the entire plains of Maasai Mara national reserve. Hot air balloon takes off before the sun rise offering tourists on board an opportunity to spot lots of early morning risers and the nocturnal animals as they return to their hiding places in this beautiful and stunning savanna vegetation of Masai Mara National Reserve. Hot air balloon safari lasts only 1 hour in space viewing and exploring the beauty of Maasai mara plains and finally lands. Upon landing, all passengers on board are offered a bottle of Champaign each and bush breakfast at a designated place in the wilderness of Maasai Mara. The reserve has an experienced pilot responsible for flying the hot air balloon and the balloon are perfectly made from Britain. There are various Baskets sizes where passengers stand all offering perfect views of the park and beyond. The cost of hot air balloon safari in Masai Mara National Reserve vary depending on the pick-up location/ accommodation where the clients are picked on the day of the hot air balloon ride. The price ranges between 400 to 500 USD dollars per person.

Hot air balloon safari procedure;

Book your hot air balloon safari in advance such that your lodge/ camp is noted down for easy picking up on the day of the safari.

This hot air balloon adventure as mentioned early starts early in the morning at around 5:00 am with pick up of clients from their respective lodges/ camps inside and around Masai Mara National Reserve. This implies that clients need to arise early and get ready to be picked up by the hot air balloon officials in their own car. You will then be driven to the take off point where hot air balloon is being prepared. If you are lucky enough, you will be able to experience the process of preparing the balloon before take-off.

At 6:00am, the hot air balloon take off and you have 1 hour of exploring the endless plains of Maasai Mara from above.

Hot air balloon safari in Maasai Mara National reserve
Hot air Balloon Safaris

Once 1 hour elapses, you will land safely and find breakfast already set up for you. Enjoy it and grab your bottle of champagne, obtain your flight certificate and finally then enjoy an enroute game drive as you are being returned to your respective lodges/ camps.

Note: Incase the hot air balloon safari is cancelled due to the changes in weather for instance duo to heavy rainfalls, hailstorm , strong winds and many other natural calamities, the tourists are entitled to a refund minus the administrative fees. This however, happens in on rare occasions thus do not fail to book you memorable safari for fear of calamities.

Hot air balloon safari can be enjoyed by both young and old and it’s worth adding on your next safari to Masai Mara National Reserve. Whether family get together, honeymoon, proposal and many more, this safari is all you need to experience the unbeaten beauty of Masai Mara National Reserve.

Where else can I do hot air balloon in Kenya;

Apart from Masai Mara National Reserve, hot Air balloon experience in Kenya can as well be conducted in Amboseli national park which is yet another fascinating safari destination in Magical Kenya. While on this safari in Amboseli national park, tourists on board are rewarded with stunning views of for grazing elephants and many other animals that call this park their home. You will as well be rewarded with stunning views of the freely standing Mount Kilimanjaro situated in Mount Kilimanjaro national park in Tanzania.

Hot air balloon safari in Maasai Mara National reserve
Hot Air Balloon Safaris in Kenya

What else to do in Masai Mara National Reserve;

Other than hot air balloon safari, Masai Mara National Reserve offers other breath taking safaris including Game drives which are the major tourist activities enjoyed by almost if not all tourists on a wildlife safari in Masai Mara National Reserve. The reserve as well is a best destination for birding, Maasai village visit, Walking safari, horseback ride and many more that make Masai Mara National Reserve to stand out and the topmost and most stunning visited destination in Kenya.


Why not take on our 3 or 4 days Maasai Mara hot air balloon and wildlife safari and enjoy the memorable experience. Get in touch with our experienced tour consultant now for the best quotes.

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