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Hot Air Balloon Safaris | Adventures Aloft Balloon Safaris

Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

(Hot Air Balloon Safaris by Adventures Aloft Balloon Safaris flies over the spectacular Masai Mara Game Reserve. Adventures Aloft in the Masai Mara flies from Fig Tree Camp and Siana Springs. Siana Springs is 14 kilometers before the Masai Mara Sekenani Gate and Fig Tree Camp is 2 kilometers West of Masai Mara Talek Gate)


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Hot Air Balloon Safaris

Hot Air Balloon Rides in Masai Mara View Rates, Discounted Prices - Book & Save Now!
Hot Air Balloon Rides in Masai Mara (Balloon flights) typically take off at 0600 Hours. Passengers arrive in time to watch the balloon inflation as the pilots torch the colored fabric to life.


The Balloon flight is for one hour, each one different path and following the days prevailing winds. A Balloon flight allows passengers to float over the world’s most spectacular Masai Mara Game Reserve, and offers a magical bird’s eye view of the annual wildebeest migration and the other wildlife the Mara is famous for.


On landing, the balloon crew set up a full champagne breakfast complete with “Bloody Marys” on the Mara plains. Each passenger then receives a certificate from their pilot as a special memoir of their flight. A game drive en route to the lodge or camp ends a special morning.


Balloon Transfers
Adventures Aloft Balloon is able to provide transfers from most of the camps and lodges in the Masai Mara. (e.g. Mara Intrepids, Mara Simba, Keekorok Lodge, Mara Sopa, Sekenani Camp, Explorer, and from the surrounding camp sites).


Information on pick up times for passengers not staying at Fig Tree Camp or Siana Springs can be received from the reception desk at Fig Tree Camp and Siana Springs or from African Spice Safaris office.


Balloon Basket Capacity
Adventures Aloft Balloon has a fleet of Cameron balloons, consisting of two A415 balloons with a flying capacity of 16 passengers each and one A315 balloon with a flying capacity of 12 passengers. Adventures Aloft Balloon is able to fly 44 passengers a day.


Balloon Pilots
All pilots with Adventures Aloft Balloon have over 1000 hours of flying experience and are all commercially rated on the large size balloons. In the fifteen years of operation in Balloon Safaris over the Masai Mara, Adventures Aloft has a perfect safety record.


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Balloon Safari Prices

Dates 1st January 2014 to 31st December 2014

Hot Air Balloon Ride in

Masai Mara National Reserve

Price Per Person

Balloon Ride is inclusive of a Champagne Breakfast and a Game Drive thereafter

470 US Dollars






Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon (All Questions Answered!)

1. Is ballooning dangerous?
Adventures Aloft balloon Safaris use a large modern passenger balloon which gives passengers added stability, security and comfort. Despite being high in the air, you will be surprised how smooth the flight is, and how secure you feel as safety is our priority and Adventures Aloft ballooning Safaris only fly in perfect weather conditions.


You also feel reassured in the knowledge that ballooning is one of the safest of all the adventure activities. Add to that Our perfect safety record, and you are assured of peace of mind when you fly with Adventures Aloft ballooning Safaris.


2. What weather conditions do you fly in?
In order to fly Adventures Aloft balloon Safaris
needs light winds and good visibility with no rain. The launch site is chosen with regard to the wind speed and direction.


If the weather does not cooperate the flight will be postpone and reschedule at the guests convenience, based on availability.


3. How high do we fly?
Adventures Aloft ballooning Safaris flights generally fly from treetop to 3000 feet above ground level.


4. What do we wear?
Dress comfortably based on the temperatures on the ground; remember that temperatures in the air are similar to those on the ground. It is advisable that passengers should wear clothing suitable for the time of year with flat-soled shoes not high heels.


Adventures Aloft balloon Safaris suggest hats, sun glasses and long trousers and sleeves, preferably made of natural fibres.


5. How long does it take and where do we land?
The entire safari takes 3 and a half hours. You will be picked up from your lodge in Masai Mara at around 5.30am and taken to the launch site, where you will begin your ascent a few minutes before sunrise.


The hot air balloon safari will take about an hour depending on conditions and the pilot will land the balloon in a safe place free from animals and trees.


6. What happens after we have landed?
Our crew who has been following the balloon will meet the balloon at the landing site. After a photo session to record your unique flight, we depart for Breakfast, where you will share in the 200 year-old tradition of a complimentary champagne toast.


7. How does the chase crew know where the balloon is going?
The chase crew is in contact with the pilot at all times and follows the balloon while you are in flight. The chase crew is well briefed and experienced.


8. Pilot Briefing?
The previous evening, the pilot will give you the exact time you will be collected at your lodge and all the information that you need to be ready. Keep in mind that ballooning is weather permitting and if the pilot feels it not safe, he will cancel the flight.


9. Where and when do we meet?
We meet approximately one hour before sunrise at your hotel. From there Adventures Aloft balloon Safaris transport balloon guests to one of the launch sites. The launch site is chosen by the pilot, based on wind direction. As passengers, the pilot will give you two briefings.


The first will be just after you have got into the basket prior to taking off. The second will be shortly before landing.


10. Can we bring cameras?
Guest are welcome to bring cameras and binoculars are especially recommended on the flight, however Adventures Aloft
ballooning Safaris flights do not accept responsibility for personal belongings.



Booking & Reservations for Hot Air Balloon Safaris Adventures Aloft Balloon Safaris in Masai Mara National Reserve - Kenya

Booking Office Tel: + 254 (0) 20 2437871

Mobile : 0721242711 (Safaricom) - Kenya

Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com






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