Maasai Mara Hot Air Balloon

Masai Mara, Nairobi

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Tour Type

Wildlife Adventure

Group Size

1000 persons


Maasai Mara


If you think Africa is stunning on the ground, wait until you see its savannahs, rivers and forests from above. Nothing compares to gazing down upon a vast herd of wildebeests moving across the plains. Or a lion, cheetah or hyena lurking in the grass. You shift your gaze slightly to take in another vista where you spot a family of elephants lumbering toward a shimmering lake.

The entire spectacle of this vast landscape with its innumerable creatures is on full display against a backdrop of hills, rivers, forest and grassland. A light morning breeze turns your attention to yet another scene of nature unfolding below… and then another. Meanwhile, your balloon pilot fires up the burners taking you still higher over this dawning panorama offering an earthly canvas that can only be described (and sure to be remembered) as… glorious.

This is what it feels like to be gliding, floating and sailing in a hot air balloon safari over the incomparable Masai Mara. Let us arrange for you and your party to enjoy this awesome moment.

Your balloon adventure begins early so you can see the day unfold over the Mara. You’ll be picked up in a custom safari jeep around 5 am and arrive at your launch site an hour later. The scene here is exciting as you take in the ground crew firing jets of hot air into the balloon to give it lift. Cups of hot Kenyan coffee or tea are served to ward off the morning chill.

Soon your pilot shares important safety information and describes what you can expect on your flight. Meanwhile, the balloon starts to billow out and the crew attaches the large basket that will be your viewing platform. You are soon helped into the basket and around 6:30 am, with a quick flash from the burner above, you feel the basket lift from the ground and you’re suddenly and gently airborne.

As you rise, new vistas quickly form all about. The great display of the Masai Mara unfolds – you take in giraffe, zebra, gazelle and hippo below as worlds of birds, rivers and forest fill your horizon.

You’ll sail on the prevailing currents over this ancient land for an adventurous hour before settling back to earth, your head now filled with a lifetime of memories.

And then… breakfast!

This elegant repast is set at a scenic spot, perhaps on the crest of a hill, perhaps under a lone acacia tree. This is a full-bodied meal, served up Kenyan style. Waiters in traditional garb bring you fresh juice, eggs made to order, champagne and more. Enjoy this feast for the body adding to the many morning memories of your balloon adventure.

Just another perfect day in paradise.


Entry and park fees
Cooler box with mineral water
Professional English speaking guides
All entry fees, service charge and taxes
Items of a personal nature


Travel Styles

Nature & Adventure
Festival & Events
Special Interest


Can I/we choose a tour driver guide
We allow our guests to have that special preference for an individual driver / guide either from recommendation or online reviews. If you prefer a specific safari tour driver / guide from our team ,we are happy to allocate him as your guide for the duration of your safari tour. This is however subject to his availability. In case he is already requested for during the period of your planned safari tour ,you can always choose another driver / guide from our diverse team.
What is the size / weight limit allowance of an individual in safari Jeep?
Your safari tour Jeep has a generous luggage compartment at the rear and can comfortably carry 6 suitcases with an average 25 -30kgs each You may carry hand luggage with your vital stuff inside the safari jeep. We suggest that you pack / carry your luggage in soft sided suitcases for ease of storage in safari vehicle and also to minimize on friction and damage during the sometimes bumpy road safari trips.
Do you provide airport hotel airport transfers when we arrive and depart Nairobi or Mombasa in Kenya?
As an extension of our safari tour services , Natural world provides free return airport / hotel transfers for our guests booked a 3 days plus safari tour with us. The transfers are provided even when you arrive or depart several days before or after your safari start / end In all cases , you shall share with us your arrival & departure flight details including airline codes and timings ,we shall in return provide transfer driver name and telephone contact in advance of your arrival / departure
Do you book or can you recommend a Nairobi hotel for our pre or post safari stay?
Our listed safari tours and advertised prices do not include Nairobi hotel stay In case you are arriving in Nairobi earlier than your safari starting date or are intending to stay a few days more after safari finish ,you require a Nairobi hotel. Nairobi has a wide range of hotels in economy ,comfort and luxury categories suitable for your 1 night or extended stay. As part of your safari tour ,Natural world safari shall pick you up and drop you off at your respective Nairobi hotel or residence. This includes areas around Nairobi We suggest that you look up and book online your favorite Nairobi hotel .In case you do require advise, suggestions or booking assistance for your Nairobi hotel ,we shall be happy to assist. We have put together a handy guide comparing all of Nairobi’s best hotels
What are your safari tipping guidelines for safari tour guests?
Tipping in Kenya although not mandatory is expected after a good service. All hotels, lodges and porterage gratuities are included on your safari price – this are collectively referred to as service charge. Individual waiters, porters and other hotel service employees may provide exemplary service and it is your discretion to decide to tip .Usually $ 1 -$ 5 per move or sitting is appropriate and appreciated. It is however customary to tip your safari driver / guide at the end of the safari tour. The amount is dependent on your evaluation of the quality of the service rendered. An average of $ 10 per guest per day or 5-10% of your (safari only cost ) is suggested . The amount is however at your discretion, you are welcome to provide additional compensation to any staff who have provided special services. A bar gratuity of $1 is acceptable. You may tip in Kenya shillings, USD or in Euro at the end of your safari / tour and preferably in an envelope.
What safari vehicle types do you use on your tours?
Our standard safari travel & game viewing drive vehicle is a custom designed 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep with pop up top for ease of photography during game viewing drives and sightseeing. The vehicle sits a maximum of 6 persons for guarantee window seats and access to the pop up top. View 4×4 Jeep photos×4-land-cruiser-safari-jeeps/. Our 4×4 safari Jeeps are fitted with long range radios for easy communication, cooler boxes, and first aid kits .This is on top of the other extras in Jeep The 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep has several advantages on safari. These includes a higher elevation, better navigation on rough terrain, deeper reach, more comfort and brings out better the African adventure experience.


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