Enjoy a birds-eye view of the African wildlife when you glide over the majestic Masai Mara at sunrise in a hot-air balloon. You’ll be driven from your camp at dawn to meet your expert pilot and go through the safety procedures. Watch the colourful balloon inflate, ready for launch. Listen as the roar of the torch takes you high into the sky and see the breath-taking sight of the game below during the one-hour flight.
Laid out before you are elephant, looking improbably small, and giraffe browsing among the treetops. You may also spot antelope racing along the plains and the formidable eagle guarding his eerie. Keep an eye out for prides of lion and chart the course of the Mara River as it meanders into the distance.
Every balloon ride is unique, and your experience will depend on the wind direction. On landing, toast your early-morning adventure with a glass of champagne, cooked breakfast and plates of exotic Kenyan fruits on the plains of the Masai Mara. Your pilot will present you with a certificate as a souvenir of your flight.
Additional notes about the tour
Departure is shortly before sunrise. The flight lasts for about one hour (depending on weather conditions). Children over the age of seven are welcome and must be taller than one metre 37 centimetres to see over the basket. Don’t forget your camera, with zoom lens, and binoculars. Your balloon safari ends with a leisurely game drive back to camp.