Maasai Mara Hot Air Balloon Experience - Africa Point
Maasai Mara Hot Air Balloon Experience
Hot Air Ballooning in the Maasai Mara, Kenya
Maasai Mara Hot Air Balloon Experience
Hot Air Ballooning in the Maasai Mara, Kenya
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Maasai Mara Hot Air Balloon Experience


Have you ever wished you could soar with the Eagles, high above the plains of Africa, dipping and swooping at the whim of the air currents?  Well, this is your chance to do just that, as you set off on an exciting Hot Air Balloon excursion over the Maasai Mara!


  • Drift silently above the treetops as the first tendrils of sun creep over the horizon
  • Enjoy a unique photographic opportunity to capture the essence of the wide plains of the Maasai Mara
  • Celebrate your return to terra firma with a traditional champagne breakfast in the middle of the wilderness


  Maasai Mara, Kenya


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At a Glance

The adventure kicks off just before dawn, when the prevailing breezes are still gentle.  Once airborne, the flight path is determined by the direction of the wind, while your pilot controls the altitude of the balloon by increasing or decreasing the amount of hot air released.  Your flight will last approximately 60 minutes, after which you will be served a freshly-prepared champagne breakfast at your landing site, followed by a game-viewing drive back to your camp. Have a look at our blog post on Hot Air Ballooning - A Unique New Take on Game Viewing!






Your Itinerary


At the launch site you will meet your pilot and have a quick safety demonstration while the balloon is being prepared.  Excitement mounts as you get ready to clamber into the basket and set off on what will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari.



You will have about an hour to drift silently over the awakening plains of the wonderful African Rift Valley, at the very best time of day to view the animals below becoming active and moving around, totally oblivious to your presence.  The open tree-less plains of the Masai Mara National Park allow easy viewing of many animals and the Big Five are frequently spotted. Expect remarkable photographic opportunities, so be sure to bring extra batteries for your cameras.



On landing you will celebrate your experience by enjoying a champagne breakfast under the wide African skies, where you will find your table set up under a tree and laid with fine china and crystal!  The finishing touch will be your game drive back to camp, where you will often get the opportunity to see some of the animals you have already photographed from the air.




When and Where to Do It


There are several launch sites situated throughout the Park so you will be near one of them wherever you are staying.  Hot Air Ballooning in the Maasai Mara is rewarding all year around due to the high density of animals that can be spotted, however, the very best time for a balloon safari in the Maasai Mara would be July to August when you will be able to witness the magic of the Great Migration from your lofty viewpoint. 




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Children aged 7 years and above are the only ones allowed to fly.

Cost for Balloon Safari is subject to change depending on the lodge/camp one is staying at in Masai Mara



  • 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


  • Extras not mentioned above


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