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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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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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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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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London, UK
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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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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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Taverham, 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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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

I had big reservations about this adventure since the price was very high (in my opinion) $450 USD per person . However I found the balloon safari (if you can call an hour ride a safari!) to be fascinating. A good overview of the great migration, knowledgeably balloon pilot who pointed out some of the "hidden" animals like lions, hippos... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

My wife and I were celebrating our honeymoon on safari so we thought we would treat ourselves to our first balloon trip. Whilst the trip wasn't cheap, it was worth every penny. To have a balloon trip over the Masai Mara really is a once in a lifetime experience and one that we will treasure forever. The balloon safari sets... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

Do yourself a favour when visiting the Masai Mara, take a balloon safari with Afventures Aloft!! My group and I were treated to one of the most fabulous ways of going on safari, a ride in a huge balloon. The balloons are comfortable and very beautiful!! We had the most serene flight very early on a crisply cold morning. Our... More

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