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Governors Balloon Safaris offer Hot Air Balloon Safaris over the Mara River, forests and plains of the Masai Mara National Reserve. The adventure begins just before dawn. Departure is from a perfect natural launch site behind Little Governors' Camp...more
| Little Governors’ Camp, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
+254 20 2734000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Balloon ride over the Mara River is an incredible experience. They run a very good show. We booked a balloon trip and they picked us up from our camp at 4.30 in the morning. Very early but worth getting up for this. Soon after sunrise...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Keep_calm_Explore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely glad I did this, but for only 50 mins in the air, its priced high! Trip was great, captain was entertaining and the champagne breakfast was outstanding! Amazing views and something I'll never forget just wish it could be 2 hours!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MissNewYork2014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Governors Ballooning have a local monopoly; a captive audience of wealthy clients; 6 very large balloons lucratively generating a rumoured $4,000,000+ a year.  They charge very high prices, double those of ballooning at world-class sites in some other countries, (and the source of many negative...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

I had great expectation about the balloon safari but was a bit disappointed. We were picked up at our lodge and checked in at another lodge close to the launching site. It was rather chaotic at check in. Everybody was just busy taking payment and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Victoria1126
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed this experience in 2008 and it was marvellous. Champagne breakfast on the Masai Mara. What's not to love?

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jacky W
Reviewed 28 September 2018

A balloon trip over the Masai Mara, with a stunning view from above, most certainly qualifies as an unforgettable experience. The people at Governors Balloon Safaris made it even more unforgettable. From the early predawn pick up, to watching the sun rise from the balloon;...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stephanie T
Reviewed 26 September 2018

BEST THING EVER! I had such an amazing drive with my travelmates and Steve our Pilot. We went up early in the morning just after sun rise and had a lovely breakfast (with pancakes!) in the middle of nowhere (including Elephants and Zebra's).

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cosmopolitan812994
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Flying as low as a few feet off the ground at times - and almost completely silent - a hot air balloon offers a very special perspective on the Mara’s incredible wildlife, and a stark contrast to bumping around in a noisy Land Cruiser! We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Safarisandstuff
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We had a briefing the night before we flew out, the same guy who spoke to us was the one to pick us up the next morning at 5:30am (!) to bring us to the camp. We waited for about 30 minutes at the camp...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SairaMargarita
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

I’ve never been on a hot air ballon ride and we had people in our group that were scared of heights, that being said. We had an amazing experience and we all felt very safe at all times. It was a beautiful day and you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Robert G
1 December 2018|
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Response from governorscampskenya | Property representative |
Hi Robert, If you have a flight to catch out of the mara then you are driven straight back (approximately 30 minutes) however if you are not in a rush then our game drive back from the balloon typically lasts 1.5 - 2... More
27 November 2018|
Response from governorscampskenya | Property representative |
Hi there, No unfortunately he is too young to fly with us. Kind regards.
24 November 2018|
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Response from governorscampskenya | Property representative |
Hi there, No, unfortunately she is too young for us to take her up. WE only fly kids 8 and over (or 1.2m tall). All the best, Governors Balloon Safaris Team