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Hot Air Ballooning over the Masai MaraMasai Mara, Kenya

It is well worth the early pre dawn start to drift above the Masai; the only sound being the rushes of flame as the balloon pilot occasionally heats the air that keeps you afloat. It is certainly a whole new perspective to watch a lone elephant leaving a winding grass wake as the sunlight spills over the Mara or to look down on a giraffe nibbling an Acacia tree.

Outside of the game viewing the views from a hot air balloon highlights the beauty and vastness of the Masai Mara in a way that is impossible in a traditional open top vehicle.

A one hour champagne breakfast costs US $430 + US$50 Game Reserve Masai Mara Conservation fee.

Children 4 – 12 are US $230 + US$25 Conservation fee.

It can be a tad cold first thing until the sun comes up and the landings can be bumpy. We were dragged along for about twenty metres… the ant hill we hit was quite a bump.

Hot Air Balloon Safaris in Masai Mara, Kenya
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