Your Masai Mara hot air balloon safari tour starts with a pick up from the campsite around 4 AM-5.30 AM in a bespoke 4X4 safari vehicle. So, our driver ensures you reach the setup site by 6 AM. Then, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while witnessing the balloons preparing for the take-off. Before your flight, our professional pilot will give you safety instructions and inform you about the anticipations throughout the journey.

After that, our expert balloon squad will accompany you to your balloon basket so that your balloon will take off just before the daybreak, which is around 6.30 AM. Hence, rising further up to the Masai Mara sky will reward you with a golden hour sunrise, enchanting natural scenery, and a game on the Masai Mara plains.

Our pilot will point out the wildlife below so that you will feel like enormous photography possibilities are unfolding at that time. You will enjoy the 360-degree views of the splendid savannah for about one hour, which depends on wind conditions.

You will land from your hot air balloon between 7.15 AM and 7.30 AM. Our safari vehicle will be right there to take you for a short drive to enjoy a delicious breakfast on the savannah plains of the Masai Mara. We have set up the breakfast site under the shadow of a single balanite tree. So you sit down there and enjoy your bush breakfast in a native Kenyan style. Our breakfast delight includes eggs to order, sausages, fresh juices, fruits, cereals, and wine.

While enjoying your tasty breakfast, you can check the photos your pilot has captured throughout your Kenya Masai Mara hot air balloon flight. The main climax of this beautiful journey is a balloon flight certification signed by your pilot as a keepsake to treasure forever.

After enjoying the delectable breakfast overlooking the striking bush, we’ll take you on a relaxing game drive back to your safari camp or lodge. You will reach there by 10.30 AM.

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Hot air balloon rides last about an hour, though the experience lasts a lifetime. After landing, the ground crew helps you out of the basket and escorts you to a bush breakfast.
Hot air balloons are composed of three parts: the furnace, which heats the air; the envelope, which holds the heated air; and the basket, which carries passengers. In most modern hot air balloons, the envelope is constructed from long nylon gores, reinforced with sewn-in webbing.
Hot air balloons have no steering mechanism or propulsion system. They rely on the wind to fly them from place to place.