Enjoy one of the iconic experiences of Africa on a hot air balloon safari floating gently over the Maasai Mara. Your hot air balloon safari starts before dawn, with a fresh, early morning game drive to the launch site within easy reach from the lodge. If you’re still waking up, enjoy another cup of coffee and watch as the balloon is slowly inflated. A quick and straight-forward pre-flight briefing, and before you know it, the balloon is airborne and you’re floating effortlessly above the Mara. The soft, early morning breeze takes the balloon southwards towards the Tanzanian border, with the typical flight path along the Mara river and its adjoining forest, and over the open plains beyond.This is an unmatched safari – even the lions look up in surprise as one sails on by – and all the animals of the Mara are visible from the air. A flight normally lasts around one hour, and ends with a sometimes-bumpy landing amidst the termite mounds, all part of the adventure. Once you’ve settled back to earth, toast the morning’s activities with a celebratory champagne breakfast – specially prepared under a tree in the middle of nowhere. It is the perfect start to any day in the Mara.

Why we like it

Bucket-list experience; Spectacular panoramic views; Unique aerial perspective of great migration

Quick Facts

Accommodation Type: Tour
Rates from: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.
Group Size: Small
Max No of Guests: 10
Children Friendly: Yes
Minimum Age: 6

Tour info

Tour duration: 1 hour flight time
Start: Masai Mara
End: Masai Mara
Highlights Spectacular views of the Mara plains, Aerial view of Great Migration
Nearest Major City Nairobi

Park / Reserve

Masai Mara Please click to view



Day Tour

The Experience

Safari type

Something Different

Specialist Species

Big 5

Malaria area


Suitable for

Small groups
Solo Travellers
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What to Pack

What's Provided

Tea and Coffee
Breakfast after the tour

What to Bring

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