Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Masai Mara

Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Masai Mara

As a fantastic draw to Kenya, you can enjoy a hot air balloon ride over the Masai Mara to see some truly remarkable wildlife spectacles from a very unique perspective. Enjoy a stay at the Governors Camp mentioned above or treat yourself to a more intimate and comfortable safari from the Little Governors Camp or the IL Moran Camp.

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The Little Governors Camp and IL Moran Camp offer a more comfortable experience with more privacy while at camp and while on safari. IL Moran is one of the Mara’s top safari lodges right on the doorstep of some of the richest wildlife areas. There are different touches to the accommodation and service to rank this as a top safari and it’s positioned right at the bank of the Mara River.


In addition to fantastic game drives to find elephants, rhinos, giraffes and many other animals, one of the best activity options from these camps is the hot air balloon ride and the experience from these camps is fantastic.
Float over the Masai Mara on a before-dawn hot air balloon ride from a launch site just behind Little Governors Camp. The flames from the burners inflate the craft and light the morning’s darkness, with the crew preparing the balloon for your adventure. The balloon rises with daybreak as the first glimpses of sunlight illuminate the savanna. You will then be on your adventure in the suspended basked beneath the balloon with your camera poised for some fantastic images.


The flight over the Mara lasts around 60 minutes and we will drift where the wind takes us. There will be many opportunities for photographs or filming a unique angle on the animals. In keeping with true hot air ballooning tradition, your flight then ends with a champagne breakfast, which will be cooked where we land followed by a transfer back to your Masai Mara camp.

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