Kenya and Tanzania.
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Africa wildlife tour safaris in Kenya.
Places to Visit: Masai Mara.
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.
|(Please note the rates below are in US$)|
|From||To||Rate Per Person||Single Room Supplement|
|01-Feb-2016||15-Dec-2016||US$ 470||US$ 470|
0530hrs : Wake up call from your lodge or camp
0600hrs : Cup of coffee or tea at lodge/camp lounge
0615hrs : Drive to launch site
0630hrs : Lift off for approximately one hour flight. At the end of the flight, the passengers are treated to a delicious 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.
09:00: Drive back to your lodge/camp
Excellent photographic opportunities, champagne breakfast and superb game viewing opportunities.
Recommended duration of stay: minimum 3 nights stay at your chosen camp or lodge in the Masai Mara.
The hot-air balloon safari is available with
- An hour’s balloon flight
- Services of an experienced guide
- Return transport from the camp
- Game drive after the flight
- Special champagne breakfast
- Balloon safari certificate to commemorate the special flight
Children aged 7 years and above are the only ones allowed to fly.
Balloon Safari at Governor’s camp is US$ 455
Hot air balloon flights take place in scenic beauty of Masai Mara. A gentle ascent takes you well above tree-top level and the whispering light breeze soothes the hearts as you enjoy a panoramic view of wildlife drama unequalled anywhere in the whole wide world. Thrilling drama of natureís battle of predators verses the preys, that is constantly displayed in the savanna grassland from time immemorial. Itís worthy your dollar!
Remember to put on practical clothes, preferably cotton, a sweater will shield you against sometimes windy flights. Sturdy shoes are necessary. Sunglasses and camera to catch the real drama will come in handy.
Masai Mara Balloon Safari
Close your eyes, and for a moment feel your body lift up, with you having no control over it, and there is a certain part of you, inside you, saying to yourself, I am crazy for taking this balloon safari. This is what most people feel, when the excitement of a Masai Mara hot air balloon safari crosses one's emotion of self-control and independence.
You trip begins when you get your wake up call at your safari lodge or tented camp in the early hours of the morning, as you yawn away, and thoughts about your wildlife viewing from an elevated position begins to stir your mind. The fresh Kenyan traditional hot tea and coffee quickly awaken you, in fact preparing you for a "mission". Price range from $ 450 per person
An exclusive excursion over the Serengeti plains, offering unparalleled panoramic views of the awe-inspiring landscape. A very popular excursion for those of our clients willing to spend that little bit extra, and can be added on to any safari that includes a night in the Serengeti, at any of the lodges. Only two balloons fly each