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Balloon Safaris Ltd.

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The ORIGINAL Hot Air Ballooning Company. Flying over the world famous Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya since 1976.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Wilson Airport, Masai Mara National Reserve GPO 01000, Kenya
+254 20 6009093
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I had the BEST time on our balloon safari! A staff member picked us up from our camp and took us to the place where we were suppose to take off from before the sun was up. Yosh, our pilot, and his...More

1  Thank Jordan D
Reviewed 8 October 2018

If you are very thinking of a hot air ballon ride this is a must!!! Yes it's an early start, we were picked up at 04.45 am however to be in a ballon when the sun is rising over the Masai Mara is such an...More

3  Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I was picked up at 4:45am from my campsite. On our way, we found lioness and cubs playing. Then we arrived at the balloon take off. Went to security check. We were loaded by laying down. So it is important that you feel that you...More

Thank Choco_robba
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

What a different view it is to see the animals from above. Seeing the park at dawn with the long shadows was also special. Our pilot did an excellent job of keeping us safe and pointing out the wildlife. She also did a fantastic smooth...More

Thank ImeldaMario
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

I’ll keep it simple ‘ Just do it, it’s worth every penny’ Milton (pilot) very informative & happy to answer any questions. Excellent breakfast in The Masai Mara, you won’t do that often.

Thank InternalColour
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

The original hot air balloon company in the Mara and their pedigree shines through. We were looked after extremely well from start to finish. We had read that you may not see animals due to the height, however this was not what we found. Our...More

1  Thank TravellerLS435
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I got picked up from our hotel at 4:30am by a very friendly driver. On the way to the balloon ride we saw a lion eating a wildebeest and the driver stopped so we could take photos. On arrival we went through...More

2  Thank chloelucyparker
Reviewed 10 August 2018

This was my first hot air balloon ride and I'm so glad I did it - the views were breathtaking, our pilot was extremely knowledgeable and friendly to everyone (plus a female pilot to boot - woo hoo!), and explained every details of what she...More

Thank sianjones284
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Please After what happened I checked other reviews and am not the only person who has been through this, and it’s apparently many pilots, Milton our pilot was rude to the Asians who couldn’t understand English in front of everyone else “I’m lucky I only...More

1  Thank 220arturog
Milton K, Pilot at Balloon Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Im so glad you had an Amazing flight! It was an awesome flight over the great Mara Plains. But, quite frankly, Arturo, your review is repulsive!. You have taken a statement you overheard me make to another passenger, out of context and twisted it for...More

Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

We booked a hot air balloon flight whilst on tour with Bench Africa. Paid $650pp. Got picked up at 4.30am from our hotel for a very rough over 1hr car trip in the dark. Once we arrived at the take off location we watched as...More

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30 May 2018|
Response from Milton K | Property representative |
Hi there, The fairmont is the furthest away from our launchsite. Over 2 hours. However there is another company that operates from there and a pilot posted there.
25 February 2017|
Response from Milton K | Property representative |
Hi John. Mara Sarova is approx. 30min from the launchfield and we do pick up from your Lodge.