Kenya Balloon Safaris

Balloon safaris in Kenya get better during the wildebeest migration

Kenya Balloon Safaris

Kenya Balloon Safaris- Craving for a Kenya hot air ballooning experience at affordable prices? Ballooning tour safaris in Kenya are one of the life. The only place to do hot air balloon safaris in Kenya is Masai mara national reserve. This is located in the Kenya rift valley province. The Park is home to 90 species of mammals among which include lions, wildebeests, zebras, impalas, buffaloes, lions, leopards, rhinos, and 470 bird species such as ostriches, turaco, bustard, saddle-billed stork, bustard, southern ground hornbill, and the yellow stork to mention but a few. The Park is also home to the Masai group of people.

Hot air balloon safaris in Masai mara national park are done twice a day with the first one done early in the morning and the second one in the evening hours. Books are advised to be made early for operators to make arrangements and pack will considering the capacity of the balloon. Hot air balloon safaris in Masai mara national park are fun exploring the park wilderness in the skies, vegetation, and the wildlife of the park such as lions, buffaloes, rhinos, gazelles, hyenas, antelope species, giraffes, water bodies, and different bird species.

The hot air balloon in Masai mara national park starts early in the morning with a pick up from your accommodation facility to the starting station where you meet other tourists and get briefed about the activity. On entering the balloon, you will be asked to tighten your belts and move up in the sky for a maximum of 1 hour with the great views of the wildlife in the park and the vegetation. On landing back, you will be welcomed by a bush breakfast after which you will be driven back to the lodge. The hot air balloon is done by persons above the age of 7 years and those people more than 120 kgs are not allowed to take part in the experience if they do so they must pay two tickets because they are considered to be two people.

How much is Hot air ballooning holidays in Masai mara game reserve Kenya ?

Host air balloon safaris in Masai mara game reserve go for $410 and $300 for children below the age of 12 years. The price includes pick up and transfer back to the lodge, bush breakfast, and flight but it’s inclusive of accommodation.

Apart from the murmur of the burners, the trip over the Masai Mara fields is mysteriously quiet and silent. The pilot deals with the tallness of the specialty by governing the progression of tourists into the hot air balloon. Some of the time the hot-air balloon will fall over the fields for a nearby perspective on the untamed life; on unalike events, the hot air balloon increases to stronger tree overhang the Masai Mara reserve and lake Elementaita.

What is the best time to go for Kenya balloon safaris?

Hot air balloon safaris in Kenya can be done at any time of the year but the dry season is the best time most especially July to October because you get an opportunity to witness the annual wildebeest migration of wildebeests and zebras to and from Masai mara national park. If you happen to do the hot air balloon in the wet season and the weather conditions don’t allow it, you will be refunded back your money or you will be asked to do it in the next days if you still have time. What you need to carry for the activity include binoculars to see distant objects, closed shoes, cameras for photography, and long-sleeved warm clothes.

Where to stay on Kenya balloon safaris?

Masai Mara of Kenya has several accommodation facilities in and out of the park where you can have a comfortable stay while on your hot air balloon safari. These range from budget to mid-range to luxury and they include Mara Plains Camp, Mara River Lodge, Ngerende Island Lodge, Kicheche Bush Camp, Speke’s Camp, Fig Tree Camp, Entim Camp, Mara Siria Camp, Entumoto Safari Camp, Mara Leisure Camp, Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, Angama Mara, Mara Ngeche safari camp, and Rekero camps among others.

Apart from air balloon safaris, there are so many activities to do in the Masai mara national reserve and these include game drives, witness wildebeest migration, cultural visits, bird watching, and so many other activities. All these can be best done in the dry season most especially in July to October.

After booking Kenya balloon safaris, you may extend your holiday tour to Uganda to meet mountain gorillas in either Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park. If you are a strong lover of primates, there is endless opportunities to visit other primate destinations such as Kibale forest national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Budongo forest, Kalinzu forest and Ngamba Island in Uganda

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