Vacation Itinerary: Overwhelming Feeling
Destinations: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Private Dates: Departs daily – Inquire for availability.
The adventure begins just before dawn; your butler will wake you up with a freshly brewed hot cup of Kenyan tea, coffee or hot chocolate as per your choice at around 5:00am earlier or later depending on the camp/lodge you are staying and the balloon launching site. Thereafter you will be transferred to the natural Balloon launching site within Masai Mara Game Reserve. You will witness flames from the hot air balloon burners light the darkness as the crews inflate the balloon basket. The first, pink tongues of sunlight flicker across the skies as the hot air balloon fills, then rises, flying over the great Mara River, swamps, forests, wildlife & the African Savannah grasslands.
Suspended in a basket beneath the rainbow-colored canopy, you’re off for a wildlife viewing adventure with an entirely different perspective; it’s a relaxing ride which allows you to view wildlife from a unique bird’s-eye view. What amazes most first-time balloonists is the absolute stillness, the silence as you float above the plains, the forest and the rivers of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Even if you’ve flown elsewhere, this is a unique experience. The flight lasts an hour or so, drifting wherever the air currents take you, and with ample opportunities for photography and video filming.
Upon landing, you toast your return to earth with a surprise bush champagne breakfast, cooked wherever you land, on the open plains of Masai Mara. Later you can either be transferred back to the camp/lodge or proceed on a morning game drive.
The balloon ride safari is available in the Masai Mara. We do recommend advance booking to secure the slot.