The essence of a hot air balloon safari
Experience the beauty of the Masai Mara on a hot air balloon flight. Guests will take off at dawn and float in whichever direction the morning winds take them. The altitude may vary from treetop height or lower, which offers a unique perspective and great photographic opportunities, to 300 metres ( 1 000 feet), showcasing the vastness of the panorama. From time to time the pilot must put more heat into the balloon with the powerful whisper burners. In between these burns, there is silence apart from the natural sounds below.
Here, guests can sweep their eyes across the panoramic plains and discover the fantastic features unfolding before them, with an abundance of gentle undulating hills, sparkling rivers and verdant grasslands. Dotted in between this lush terrain guests can spot the heads of gentle giraffe foraging from the top of leafy trees, slumbering elephants swaying in the cool breeze, graceful gazelles leaping through the vast expanse and pods of hippos splashing in the water. Probe further and they may see prowling predators stalking across the savanna.
As guests sail above the reserve, they are privy to the daily rituals of the wild things in their natural habitat. It is a beautiful experience to witness the intricacies of the Mara ecosystem and the harmonious coexistence of the vibrant flora and fascinating fauna.
This is a once in a lifetime experience to really appreciate the spectacular magnificence of wild Africa.
The hot air balloon flight lasts about an hour and is followed by champagne and a full English breakfast.