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Governors' Balloon Safaris

Governors' Camp, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
+254 (20) 273 4000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Wow what an experience!!!! This is a must do and well worth waking up early for. The captains are amazing and ground staff very pleasant, after an hours flight you land and enjoy a full bush champagne breakfast. Superb experience

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a lovely hot air balloon ride just skimming the trees. Champagne breakfast at the end was wonderful. For those staying at the Mara Safari Club,though, beware that it is a 2 hour drive (leaving at 4:00 a.m.) on very rough roads to get to this location.

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Musiara, Guest Relations Manager at Governors' Balloon Safaris, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review of your experience with Governors' Balloon Safaris - it's great to hear that you had such a good time with us. We hope to welcome you back again someday. More

O'Fallon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

LOVED our hot air balloon ride followed by a beautiful gourmet champagne breakfast. It was the trip of a lifetime!

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Thank you very much for leaving a review of your flight with Governors' Balloon Safaris - we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed it so much. Hopefully we'll get a chance to welcome you back again sometime soon. More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Awesome way to wake up in Maasai Mara on any given day. Thank you so much to Markham and crew. The sunrise was breathtaking. As was the ever changing landscape and the beauty of seeing an abundance of African Wildlife up so close and from the above. I will never forget this morning.

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Thank you very much for leaving a review of your morning with Governors' Balloon Safaris - we're really pleased to hear that you had such a great time. We hope to be able to welcome you back again sometime soon. More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Absolutely wonderful ride over the Masai mara Reserve. Saw elephants, hippos and migrating animals. The pilot was outstanding and loved his job. Champagne breakfast in the bush was a treat. highly recommend the experience.

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Musiara, Guest Relations Manager at Governors' Balloon Safaris, responded to this review

Thank you very much for leaving a review of your Governors' Balloon Safari - it's great to hear that you enjoyed the experience so much. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back for a return voyage someday soon! More

Wirral Merseyside
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

One of the highlights of my time in the Masai Mara was the balloon trip - expensive but so worth it. Flights take off from Little Governors Camp, where we were staying, as dawn is breaking. The scenery was breathtaking, beautiful pink skies as the sun rose. Seeing our camp from above was different! Our pilot, Markham, was a dream,... More

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Musiara, Guest Relations Manager at Governors' Balloon Safaris, responded to this review

Thank you very much for leaving us a review of your experience with Governors' Balloon Safaris - we're really glad to hear that you enjoyed it so much, and we very much look forward to welcoming you back next year! More

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I work as a reservationist at New African Territories, booking office for Serian Camps and as a familiarization trip, I had the great privilege of spending 2 nights at Serian Mara Camp and a chance of a lifetime to ride on Governors Balloon, though back in 2010 but the experience is still fresh in my mind. The adventure started very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This was my first balloon safari after 10 years in Kenya and it did not disappoint! Elephants had wondered into the camp on the morning of the balloon ride - so we were a bit late starting - but it only added to the excitement! The ride was low enough that we saw the Mara up close and from a... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I had already done a balloon safari in the Mara, so hesitated to do it again, but I'm so glad I did! It was really like something out of a dream to fly just above the tree level - we were low enough to be able to see the animals really well. I imagine it takes considerable skill to maintain... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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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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