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Skyship Company Limited - Hot Air Balloon Safaris

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Address: P.O. Box 59730, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 254-733-616847
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Great experience after a bad first impression

We arrived at our camp in the Mara to be told that our balloon trip had to be delayed, we asked why because we wanted to go on the particular day we had booked. They told us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We arrived at our camp in the Mara to be told that our balloon trip had to be delayed, we asked why because we wanted to go on the particular day we had booked. They told us "because you were the only couple booked and they didn't want to fly" (direct quote). The next day we met a representative from... More 

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Our travel agent (the lovely and amazing Teresa at TA Tours in Nairobi) booked a hot air balloon ride for my husband and me during our 3-night stay at Sanctuary Olonana in the Masaii Mara in November and I am so happy we did this as it made an unforgettable experience even more memorable! Someone from Skyship met us at... More 

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Hawai'i
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We booked Skyship Co. through our safari with Abercrombie & Kent. Tickets were $440 per adult. We arrived at the launch site around 5:45am, signed our lives away, and were set to go. They first fill the balloon with regular air with huge fans. Once at a certain point they fill it with heat from four blowers. Those who have... More 

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We took a sunrise balloon ride with Gelbert, and it was almost magical. Having taken hot air balloon rides before, we were on the fence this time but willing to tag along with the rest of our party. Gelbert expertly skimmed the preserve, keeping the balloon low enough that we could track the animals as we passed over. The GoPro... More 

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Tokyo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We stayed 4 nights at Olonana and the balloon adventure was included so I don't know what it cost but it was a fantastic experience. I was really nervous about the flight and was worried about hurting my back because I herniated a disc 5 months earlier. Gelbert was our pilot and he's very experienced, calm and in total control.... More 

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Cairns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Is it expensive? Yes. Is it worth it? Yes. This was a magical start to the day. So quiet and peaceful and it really gets the vastness into perspective. The views are stunning and the breakfast served in the middle of nowhere after the flight was impressive. Take a bit of money with you as the CD of photos taken... More 

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