The Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Ride begins when you get your wake up call at your camp or lodge in the early hours of the morning.
The hot air balloon lifts off before sunrise and once you get 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 plains is pleasantly quiet.
Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of the balloon sometimes flying at treetop altitude, which offers a unique perspective and great photographic opportunities of the wildlife below.
At other times the pilot will ascend to 1000 meters or more to see the enormity and wonderful panorama of the Masai Mara. From time to time the pilot must put more heat into the balloon with the powerful whisper burners. In between these burns, there is silence apart from the natural sounds below.
The Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Ride lasts for about one hour but this greatly depends on the prevailing weather conditions. Once you land you will celebrate in the traditional manner with champagne.
Then you will have a sumptuous breakfast prepared and served in the bush. After breakfast you will receive your Balloon Safari Certificate. Afterwards we drive you back to your camp or lodge with game viewing en-route.
While on the balloon you will be privileged to see some of the big 5 animals which include Buffaloes, Lions, Rhinos and Elephants. A Balloon Safari in the Masai Mara is a breath taking experience that will linger in your memories for the rest of your life.