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Balloon Safaris Ltd.

Wilson Airport, Masai Mara National Reserve GPO 01000, Kenya
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Nervous at first but so glad I did it....

I was very apprehensive about my maiden balloon flight but in the end I was so glad I did it. My... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
manxmanpaul
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Isle of Man
No need to be scared

Wow, I was scared to start, but soon the fear was gone and overtaken by a peaceful easy feeling... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
abudd77
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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The ORIGINAL Hot Air Ballooning Company. Flying over the world famous Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya since 1976.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Wilson Airport, Masai Mara National Reserve GPO 01000, Kenya
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

I was very apprehensive about my maiden balloon flight but in the end I was so glad I did it. My wife & I were staying at the superb Mara Intrepids camp & were awoken at 4.15am to be collected at 5am for a long...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Wow, I was scared to start, but soon the fear was gone and overtaken by a peaceful easy feeling. The ride is smooth and quiet. It’s easy to relax and just enjoy the view. The captain was excellent. What a way to see Masai Mara...More

Thank abudd77
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

A 40th birthday I will never forget. Collected at 5am and driven to the take off site.(took about an hour) Met all the crew and Peter the pilot. Took off and wow! What a view! Flew around for an hour with Peter doing all he...More

Thank Des F
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

The 2 hr transfer from our camp was terrible. In an old noisy, unsafe Land Rover fording rivers and sliding into trees in a thunderstorm. It was terrifying. The balloon ride went ahead In the rain and mist which I understand is a normal occurrence....More

2  Thank Grannyglam
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

What an incredible experience for my first hot air ballon experience. While getting up at 4 am ish was not my preferred wake up time on vacation, seeing the sunrise from a hot air balloon was an amazing experience. Having a mimosa with a breakfast...More

1  Thank Mary S
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Wherever you stay at Masai Mara (I was staying at the Fig Tree), take advantage of the opportunity for a balloon ride if you possibly can. To be up in the air over the plains with the wildebeest and zebra migrations beneath you is a...More

1  Thank SoloNYer
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

I had taken a balloon safari in the central Serengeti in Tanzania which was wonderful. Knowledgeable guides and a wonderful breakfast set up afterwards. I thought I would have the same experience in the Massai Mara. But, no, I did not. The pilot and employees...More

2  Thank debmcb2017
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Way too much money for the short length of time in the air. Cost $ 450 US Canadian cost well over $600. Cost of ride in Canada not that high for sure. Flight was to be 60 min , however not sure but I think...More

Thank kathyloo3
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Although expensive, it was absolutely worth the cost. The one hour early morning balloon ride over the Maasai Mara Preserve was outstanding. One could see the vast numbers of wildlife from a great perspective. The balloon both hovered just above the wildlife and was up...More

Thank Harvey L
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Every day was different and remarkable, one day its a herd of young elephants that had been orphaned and watch them feed. Or giraffes eating out of your hand next. On to hippos in the river, with a crocodile hanging out with them. Balloon ride...More

Thank dudobo
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jvberk
25 February 2017|
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Response from Milton K | Property representative |
Hi John. Mara Sarova is approx. 30min from the launchfield and we do pick up from your Lodge.
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