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Adventures Aloft Balloon Safari

Fig Tree Camp | C14, Keekorok, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
+ 254 (0) 20 2437871
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Pune
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

When I booked it, my pocket definitely got dented a little but I just cannot deny the fact that its a must have experience in Masai Mara. My tour operator chose the balloon safari operator for me. They are just perfect with their planning. Because my tented camp was far away from launching site, they sent a 4WD previous evening... More

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Alberta
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7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Balloon tour itself was great but was uncomfortable with initial take off as felt like we were too close to wildlife for first few minutes into flight. View from sky was amazing. Owner seemed American which also bothered me as I'd prefer revenue funds to stay with Kenyan people. I gave a tip to ground crew and really hoped that... More

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Canberra, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Adventures Aloft have a well organised operation, with well-drilled support crew, experienced captains and excellent equipment. This was my first hot-air ballon ride - a last-minute decision which I didn't regret, despite the fairly high cost. The spectacular sunrise over the vast expanse of the Massai Mara, the many game species dotted below, and the champagne breakfast as an enjoyable... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This trip was so worth the expense , unfortunately my husband drew the short straw as we couldn't afford for us both to do the trip. However, our safari guide and driver followed the balloon with my husband for amazing pictures from the ground - hats off to the fig tree camp! Champagne breakfast in the bush a lovely experience... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I have been on a balloon ride before, Bristol is after all where these balloons are made! We were picked up at 4.45am and taken to the fig tree lodge which was worlds away from Porini camps but obvious luxurious and an interesting insight nonetheless. On arrival to the lodge we were checked in and assigned a group. It was... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Our driver picked us up at 4:30 am in the dark and somehow found his way to the launch site at the Fig Tree Lodge. It was our first balloon ride and with our Canadian pilot and 4 other balloons going up at the same time, it made for a very special take off. The one hour flight was filled... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I LOVED this trip so much. We were staying at Fig Tree Camp where this balloon company has it's base. Admittedly it is pretty pricey (around 300GBP p/p) but completely worth it in my opinion. I am really not great with heights (won't go up the Eiffel Tower/Sigiriya in Sri Lanka etc) and the thought of being in a basket... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I took my daughter for her first balloon trip whilst on her 21st Birthday holiday to the Masai Mara. Captain John was experienced and friendly so we felt safe with him at the helm. There were 10 people plus the captain and a couple of ground staff, in the 4 compartment balloon basket. Not overcrowded at all. We set off... More

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Luxembourg
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93 reviews 93 reviews
21 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

This was our second experience in the balloon over the Mara. The first one being during the migration 2 years ago, we were wondering what it would be without the massive herds of wildebeests and zebras! Well it was just great, with a beautiful sunrise, fabulous landscapes, lots of distance as it was rather windy and many animals seen among... More

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Wroxham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Would not have missed this, it was truly wonderful. Definitely worth the early start. To glide over the Masai Mara watching the huge herds of wildebeest, zebra and elephant plus many other animals and birds. When the balloon is not being fired you can hear the sound of the grazing herds below. The trip lasts about an hour and 15... More

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