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Address: Governors' Camp, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 20 2734000
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Description: Governors Balloon Safaris offer Hot Air Balloon Safaris over the Mara...
Governors Balloon Safaris offer Hot Air Balloon Safaris over the Mara River, forests and plains of the Masai Mara National Reserve. The adventure begins just before dawn. Departure is from a perfect natural launch site behind Little Governors' Camp, and flames from the hot air balloon burners light the darkness as the crews inflate their craft. The first, pink tongues of sunlight flicker across the skies as the hot air balloon fills, then rises. Suspended in a basket beneath the rainbow-coloured canopy, you're off for a wildlife viewing adventure with an entirely different perspective. What amazes most first-time balloonists is the absolute stillness: the silence as you float above the plains, the forest and the rivers of the Masai Mara. Even if you've flown elsewhere, this is a unique experience. The flight lasts an hour or so, drifting wherever the air currents take you, and with ample opportunities for photography and video filming. Then your Kenyan Hot Air Balloon Safari finishes with a flourish. In the time honoured tradition of balloon flights the world over, you toast your return to earth with a champagne breakfast, cooked wherever you land. The Balloon Safari ends with a transfer back to camp. We can collect from other nearby camps in the Masai Mara.
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A Soaring Safari!

Top notch! Outstanding flight, service, and food. Safety is their priority. If you get the chance, don't pass it up.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Top notch! Outstanding flight, service, and food. Safety is their priority. If you get the chance, don't pass it up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

David was our pilot, brilliant ride along the mara river over a herd of at least 75 elephaants. He would pivot the balloon to give us a a varied view and experience. Recommend doing this on your last day of safari as it won t be topped. Breakfast was excellent. We were taken on a 2 minute drive from our... More 

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kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My husband surprised me with this Balloon Safari while we were in Maasai Mara, what an amazing experience to see the animals from this vantage point; thanks to our amazing pilot and the wonderful crew who managed to serve us a first class champagne breakfast!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were fortunate enough to be staying at Little Governors Camp so we booked the Balloon Safari as it leaves from there. We loved it, the experience was so breathtaking and being able to see the animals so cleary because at times the balloon went quite low and you could take some great photographs. Everything from checking in, having hot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

The balloon experience is absolutely stunning over the Mara. You get picked up nice and early (really really early) and driven to the balloon site. Where you meet your pilot/captain, and others going on this trip. You get a chance to have a quick drink as they're setting up the balloons. Whilst they're being inflated you get the opportunity to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Our balloon safari was scheduled by International Expeditions as part of a 2 week trip through Kenya and Tanzania. This early morning balloon ride will be one of the most memorable parts of that whole trip. To gently lift off at sunrise and float above all the amazing scenery and animals was magical. The base camp and the crew were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I highly recommend the Governors' Balloon Safari for memories you will never forget. On waking up at nearby Il Moran camp, the weather was poor but hoping for a break in the clouds we headed over to Little Governors. The boat across the fast-flowing Mara river in the dark wakes you up! The weather appeared to be clearing so we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

For the third time we have been up in the Balloon going from Little Governors and for the third time this experience has not let us down. One of the most exciting things you can do which ends with a great Champagne Bush Breakfast with an enormous spread and a Game Drive back !! Our pilot, Sanjay, was great fun... More 

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

OK so you've spent the money to get out to Kenya, you've been bounced around for hours in Land Rovers looking for the "Big Five" and then you are offered a Balloon Safari. Who in their right mind is going to refuse that ? Don't try to do the maths and work out whether it's "value for money". It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This was one of our favorite things we did on the whole trip. An early start for us as we had to leave at 4.30 am as we where staying in the north conservancy, WELL WORTH IT!. Mark our pilot was very knowledgeable and extremely amusing. We had a wonderful champagne breakfast sitting with herds of elephants in the distance.... More 

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Address: Governors' Camp, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 20 2734000
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Rift Valley Province  >  Maasai Mara National Reserve

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