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Hot Air Safaris

Valley Arcade apt 10 | Gitanga Road, Nairobi, Kenya
254 (0)702 999 278
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Ranked #33 of 121 Activities in Nairobi
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Overland Park, Kansas, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

amazing experience, incredible breathtaking view. fun and professional pilot, the flight and the whole experience was worth they cost, certainly will do it again.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

On a breezy day (Oct 14, 2014) in the Mara with our pilot, a previous guide, gave us lots of info about the surrounding area and pointed out lots of animals. Riz knew where to find them. Very professional and experienced. Yes, this is an expensive ride,BUT well worth every cent for every moment. Go with the best. The highlight... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Our pilot was professional and gave us an extended ride - we got an extra 20 minutes or so - and he did his best to show us many animals as possible. Besides having to wake up crazy early (4:30a), the only downside is the price. $450 per person is just too much and not worth the experience in my... More 

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Perth, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

For my wife's 50th birthday I decided to treat her to a hot air balloon ride while we were visiting the Masaai Mara. Mara Eden Safari Lodge where we were staying are close friends with Hot Air Safaris and organised for us to go on the Wednesday morning dawn ride. We were collected from the lodge by their driver (who... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This past August, my wife and I led a small group, 6 hearty souls, to Kenya and Tanzania. This was our second trip to the region but our first ever balloon ride. Some of our group suggested this as an activity, as a "once in a lifetime" opportunity (I don't believe in "once in a lifetime" unless it's not that... More 

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Four of us did the sunrise balloon ride over the Mara in August. Riz was amazing! Professional, helpful, and a great eye to point out all animals. We saw so much meow compared to the other company that was there. Afterward we went to a wonderful champagne breakfast. Also, Riz had a great slide show of our trip and we... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Last minute booking after an interesting experience the day before. Fantastic organisation, we were accommodated at zero notice, very well briefed and looked after. Felt a real safety culture in the approach to flying, pilot does proper checks and keeps you informed throughout the flight while make it a point of honour to show as much wildlife as possible. Bush... More 

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

this is one experience which everybody must do while in the Mara even when the price is really expensive! but those views from the top makes this expense worthwhile! I spotted 3 lionesses enjoying a fresh kill of a Zebra, 2 cheetah, elephants, giraffes and obviously the running wildebeests and zebras! The breakfast was superbly arranged and enjoying that food... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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61 reviews 61 reviews
4 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Capt. Riz Jiwa does it again! If you are in the Mara, the price of the ride is well worth the rewards of the viewing of all of the animals on the savanna, the sight of the sunrise, hearing the sounds of the animals on the ground and that long, safe but bumpy landing. Riz is an expert at sighting... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Wow! This is a top-notch operation. The pilot, Andrew is professional, knowledgeable and very personable. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with him. The balloon ride was better than I could have ever imagined. The views of the Maasai Mara as the sun rises in the distance are remarkable. Our trip was highlighted by lucky timing with the Great Migration passing... More 

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RizJ, Manager at Hot Air Safaris, responded to this review

Thank you Mountaingirlhikes! More 

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