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Governors' Balloon Safaris

Governors' Camp, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
+254 (20) 273 4000
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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Early start, but well worth it as you rise into the skies to witness sunrise over the Masai Mara. An hours peaceful flight, varying in hight from just above treetops to soaring above the plains, watching the animals in the morning light, is truly magical. Peter, our pilot was knowledgeable, professional and good fun. A gentle landing followed by a... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

What a fabulous experience and a totally unique way to see the best of the Masai Mara. Thoroughly recommended and definitely worth the incremental cost. A lovely breakfast afterwards and a safari drive completed a highly memorable morning.

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Stanwick, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Kenya is a beautiful country with lovely people and an amazing choice of safari experiences. We were fortunate enough to do 3 day game drive safari at Governors' Camp at Masai Mara, with a hot air balloon safari being simply a cherry on a cake. Our trip took place on 17th Feb 2014. PROS Countless CONS None As expected with... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

One of the team had met us the day before our flight to discuss arrangements for our balloon flight. Following an early start to get to the balloon site from governors camp, we were greeted with hot coffee and the fantastic view of seeing the balloon being inflated. Our pilot was excellent and explained everything very clearly. This was my... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Our morning started at 4:30am at little govenors camp when we had our early morning call with lovely hot chocolate and biscuits. As the balloon leaves from little govenors we didn't have to leave our tent until 5:25 to be at the launch site for 5:30. We were offered tea, coffee and biscuits before going through security where we were... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I strongly recommend booking a Governors balloon safari,I have been to the Masai Mara before and now wished I'd have done it sooner. I love wildlife and am a very keen photographer and being able to take pictures from the balloon gave me the opportunity for some really interesting images for my latest album. Yes you will have to wake... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Fantastic experience1 Our pilot Sanjay was professional, knowledgeable and personable. The lnding was exciting and gave us all a memories. The champagne bush breakfast was fantastic, hot and delicious. Table setting and amenities were outstanding. The chief made hot crepes, eggs, sausage, beacon and potatos. Topped off with fresh fruit, hot coffee or tea, a souvenier table and complementary photos... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The experience begins with a cup of tea very early, we meet at reception where we travel to little governor's only a short drive away. After the river crossing by torch light we assembled in a clearing where we were given a safety briefing. The balloon is inflated in a very short time and we are in the air before... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Skimming the treetops gave it an almost 3D perspective and Sanjay was a brilliant pilot and an informed guide. We loved every moment includling the champagne breakfast and the game drive afterwards with James, who was very knowledgeable. Expensive but worth it.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This was an absolutely amazing ride in which everyone involved exceeded expectations to ensure wonderful memories for all. The peace and serenity experienced watching the sun rise over the cradle of mankind's existence was awe inspiring.

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