Masai Mara hot Air Balloon Safaris - Kenya
0615hrs: Balloons lift off at dawn after
coffee and a flight briefing. Early morning is the ideal time to see
wild animals on the plains. In the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya
it is an experience you will never forget. The thing that amazes
most first-time balloonists is the absolute stillness, the silence
as you float above the plains, the forest and the rivers of the
Masai Mara. For an hour or so you drift wherever the air currents
take you. You will encounter elephants, lion, cheetah, buffalo,
giraffe, African birds, hippo,
crocodile, vultures, African birds of prey, wildebeest, and Hyena.
The tradition of balloon flights the world over you toast your
return to earth with a champagne
breakfast. The difference is that this breakfast happens in the
bush, wherever you land, and it’s cooked before your eyes on the
burners that minutes before kept you suspended in the air.
The package includes:
Balloon trip, Champagne breakfast, Return
Price ranges between USD$ 425 per person depending
with the lodge where you are staying
Hot Air Ballooning in the Serengeti Game Park
On certain safaris which include night-stays in Serengeti, hot air balloon rides are available upon prior notice and at an extra cost. For the adventure of a lifetime we can offer the group the unique experience of a Balloon Safari over the Serengeti plains. If you choose ballooning, plan to depart early in the morning to the launch site for the hot air balloons – you must depart early to enjoy the calm morning sky. Your balloon pilot will guide the balloon low over the Serengeti plains, providing you with the chance to see the different wildlife at their early morning activities such as:
hippos returning to the water after wandering for food in the dark,
elephants coming out for their morning feeding,
lions returning from the hunt.
If there is a special activity going on, the pilot will bring the balloon down close to the treetops for a better view. Skimming over the treetops, you will have a chance to see the game in action and up close. The flight lasts about an hour with ample opportunity for photography. After landing, there is a traditional champagne toast, followed by breakfast cooked on the balloon burners in the middle of the Serengeti plains before you proceed on game drives in a four by four vehicle with open roof for game viewing as you return to your lodge or luxury tented camp.