BALLOON SAFARIS IN KENYA.
Hot air Balloon Safaris departs at dawn each morning in Maasai Mara (Kenya) and Serengeti (Tanzania) offering a unique dimension for viewing game. The balloons lift off just before sunrise when the breeze on the plains is still cold. Once 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 magically silent. The pilot controls the height of the craft by regulating the flow of hot air into the balloon. Sometimes the balloon will descend over the plains for a close up view of the wildlife; on other occasions, it rises to cleara tree canopy and rise over the reverine forest.
At the end of the flight, the passengers are treated to a champagne breakfast,
complete with flowers. China and crystal are set out on the table that is placed
under a convenient acacia tree. The finishing touch to the flight is a game drive
back to the lodge or camp, and the possibility of seeing the same pride of lions,
or herd of elephants that had been viewed while ballooning. Over a dozen balloons
depart from sites near six of the lodges and tented camps. Our customers are
often able to view four of the ‘Big Five’ while ballooning. A flight certificate is issued
on completion of the balloon safari.
Please note that Ballon Safari can be done to any of our itinerary that covers
Maasai Mara and Serengeti at an extra cost as shown above.