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:: Option 1: Hot-air balloon safari in Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
Peak time for visiting: Annual wildebeest migration mid July to October in the Masai Mara
Highlights: Excellent photographic opportunities, champagne breakfast and superb game viewing opportunities.
Recommended duration of stay: Minimum 3 nights stay at your chosen Camp in the Masai Mara
During your safari in Kenya, why not opt for a Hot Air Balloon Safari in Masai Mara? The unique experience of a Balloon Safari over the plains, forest and rivers of the Masai Mara Game Reserve guarantees a memorable trip. Lions, Elephants, Buffalo, Hippos, Crocodiles and prolific numbers of plains game are regularly seen, as are the countless species of Birds both in flight and atop their lofty perches in the trees. The most popular location for balloon safaris is the Masai Mara Game reserve. The annual migration of the Wildebeest from July to October in the Masai Mara is a sight that, viewed from the vantage point of a Balloon is never to be forgotten. Take off is shortly after sunrise. The flight lasts about an hour, with ample opportunities for photography and video filming from this unusual and often exciting perspective. After landing there is a traditional champagne toast, followed by a breakfast cooked on the Balloon burners in the middle of the rolling plains of the Masai Mara. It is another tradition that each passenger is presented with a certificate signed by the pilot to commemorate the flight. The Balloon Safari ends with a leisurely game drive which often allows you to return to the animals seen from the air before our vehicles return you to your camp.
There are no special requirements for participation in a Balloon Safari, you should be in good health condition, be reasonably fit and active.
Note: It is not recommended for children under 10 years. People with health and/or back problems should not participate as the landing can be bumpy and may cause injury.
This activity can be added to any tour to Masai Mara or itinerary including Masai Mara booked through Africa Safaris.
The Hot-Air Balloon Safari is available with:
- An hour's Balloon flight
- Services of an experienced Guide
- Return transport from the Camp
- Game drive after the flight
- Special Champagne Breakfast
- Balloon Safari Certificate to commemorate the special flight
:: Option 2: Other locations where you can take part in this activity include:
Simply choose any of our Wildlife Safaris featuring these destinations and mention your interest in a balloon safari in the xtra comments box when sending us your enquiry and we will add the cost to the total price we quote for the safari.