The balloon squad will aid you as you shinny into your balloon basket for take-off just before daybreak, at about 6:30AM. As you rise the Maasai Mara prairie opens up infront of your eyes to treat you to a golden sunrise, magical sceneries, plains-game beneath as the winds gently blasts the basket deeper into the reserve. The pilot is readily pointing out at the wildlife below with plenty of photographic possibilites unfolding. Soar silently with 360 degrees of picturesque savannah lasting just about one hour, depending on wind conditions.

Upon landing between 7:15 and 7:30 AM, observe the complete shrinkage of the balloon envelope as our vehicles wait for you for a short drive to your morning generous meal.

Our breakfast is set up on the quaint savannah plains of the Mara, typically under the shadow of a single balanite tree. Sit down to an all-encompassing bush breakfast in the Kenyan style, fulfilled with eggs-to-order, sausages, fresh juices, fruits, cereals and, of course, sparkling wine.

In the course of breakfast, you can also browse the photos your pilot has taken during the flight. The climax is a balloon flight certificate signed by your pilot as a remembrance.

After breakfast, enjoy a relaxed game drive back to your camp or lodge to arrive by around 10:30AM already reminiscing the morning’s flight.

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.