Balloon Safari is one of the most popular '
add-on ' safari option with tourists on Safari to either the
Masai Mara or Amboseli. The hot air
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 Masai Mara/Amboseli landscape. Apart from the
hiss of the burners, the flight above the plains is magically
silent. The pilot controls the height of the craft by regulating
the flow of hot air into the balloon.
At the end of the flight, the passengers are treated to a
complete champagne breakfast. The finishing touch to the flight
is a game drive back to the lodge or camp, and the possibility
of seeing the same wild animals that had been viewed while
ballooning. . A flight certificate is issued on completion of
the balloon safari.
The Masai Mara or Amboseli Hot air balloon safari can easily
be incorporated into any Safari itinerary which
includes at least one night in Masai Mara or Amboseli.
Pick ups from lodges/camps are done at no extra cost and
the The balloon air drives operates daily.