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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 #41 of 90 activities in Nairobi
Type: Tours
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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Absolutely fantastic. Pay the money, don't think twice. Yes its expensive but so worth it! View is amazing at sunrise. The balloon flies high then lowers almost to the ground whenever an animal or site of interest is spotted before gaining height again. Great chance to see wildlife. The pilots were both friendly and informative. Great insight into the wonders... More

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

Thank you Charlene D! We appreciate your comments very much and thank you for flying with Hot Air Safaris! Have a fantastic New Year wherever you will be and travel safe! Regards from the Hot Air Safaris team! More

Antigua, Guatemala
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Our ride over the Masai Mara was magnificent. It was a rather windy day, and the take off was a bit tough, but after that, the experience was exhilarating. The whole team was very professional and concerned about the passenger's safety. The dawn and sunrise colors were just gorgeous. We saw plenty of animals....gnus, hyenas, zebras, topis, elands, ostriches, etc.... More

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

Thank You!! Much appreciated! :-) Best wishes for the New year from Hot Air Safaris! More

Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We were in the Mara just a few days back and left with an awesome experience of the hot air balloon over the Mara. Riz is a very knowledgle pilot with a good sense of humour.The champagne breakfast on the plains was a once in a lifetime experience. We had a good group on-board so got to meet some great... More

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

Hey! Thank yo a much for your comments and we are very glad that you enjoyed your experience! Please find a. 'Like' us on Facebook if you wish.. We try and have regular updates of our flights and what we see and do out here. Thanks again and we hope to see you back here soon! Kind regards, Riz More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We had been on Safari for two weeks and as our last adventure we decided to do the dawn balloon ride over the Mara and all I can say is that it was a 10 star experience. Everything from the professionalism of the staff, the balloon ride itself to the breakfast at the end. We had such an amazing time,... More

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

Hey!! thank you so much! Wow 10 stars is a lot.. ;-) Best wishes for 2014 from Hot Air Safaris! More

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Having ballooned several times in the Mara over the years, I was again left amazed with this stunning expeience. Riz is a great pilot, knowledgable and informative in the geography of the park and the animal species. It was a stunning morning and flying low ensured we had great game viewing. Having a host of international visitors coming constantly to... More

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

Hey Vicky!! Thanks for the positive feedback! Much appreciated! Best wishes for the New Year from us All at Hot Air Safaris! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Hot Air Safari was an amazing experience. The views from the balloon were breathtaking. Pilot Mike was great. He talked about the animals and the Masai Mara. He also has a good sense of humor. The champagne breakfast on the plains was a once in a lifetime experience. We were also fortunate to see cheetahs and hyenas and other animals... More

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

Hi! Thank you very much for your comments, we are glad that you enjoyed your experience with Us in the Mara! Best regards for 2014 from the Hot AIr Safaris team! More

Zurich, Switzerland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

No doubt - it is very beautiful to balloon over Massai Mara. Paying USD 450 (!!) per person - the most expensive single activity ever for us - you are kind of expecting this though. In fact it is probably fair to expect something pretty exclusive, right? Unfortunately the exclusivity only happens on the homepage (www.maraballooning.com) and the flyers. Fact... More

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Thank you for your review! Hot Air Safaris is committed to being the top provider of Hot Air Balloon Safaris in Africa, and we appreciate your frank opinion, and may we assure you we take it seriously. In response: 1) There are 8 camps and lodges inside the Mara Game reserve, compared to over 100 outside it. The majority of... More

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

The balloon ride with Riz Jiwa as our pilot was fantastic - everything from the pick up, to the drive to the balloon launch site, the balloon ride itself and the breakfast was managed extremely professionally and I would not hesitate to recommend wholeheartedly, Hot Air Safaris for a balloon ride in the Mara. Our comfort and safety were well... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Although being a little apprehensive at first about fying in a hot air balloon, it should definately be on your to-do list. The captian; probably noticing a little anxiety with some of us explained in great detail what to expect and we were soon raring to go. The whole experience was just amazing! - seeing the balloon being inflated with... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Do you have a list of amazing, exceptional and exciting experiences you want to experience in your life? Well, add this one! There is simply nothing that can describe the feeling of floating with the wind above the savanna while the rising is slowly warming you up and changing the soft colours of dawn to a brand new vivid day... More

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