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Balloon Safaris Ltd.

Wilson Airport, Maasai Mara National Reserve GPO 01000, Kenya
+254206009093
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Type: Tours
Description: The ORIGINAL Hot Air Ballooning Company. Flying over the world famous Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya since 1976.
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El Dorado Hills, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Simple delightful. A sunrise, animals, landscape and grand photo ops, what is not to love about this grand experience.

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Sebastian T, Chief Pilot at Balloon Safaris Ltd., responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks for your positive response, much appreciated. Regards, Sebastian Chief Pilot More

San Francisco, California
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170 reviews 170 reviews
77 attraction reviews
304 helpful votes 304 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Having never done a hot air balloon ride before, I was certain I would do one in Kenya and our travel agent recommended Balloon Safaris. I was so pleased with the experience - it was truly memorable and worth the early (4:30 AM) wake-up call! The balloon ride was smooth and the viewing for us was great - we saw... More

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Sebastian T, Public Relations Manager at Balloon Safaris Ltd., responded to this review

Many thanks for your positive review, much appreciated. Kind Regards, Sebastian More

Tampa, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

nice smooth ride while seeing the animals and sunrise over the masai mara. this is the most unique way of seeing it. I would easily do this again and again. don't go to africa without doing it!

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Sebastian T, Public Relations Manager at Balloon Safaris Ltd., responded to this review

My apologies for the delay in responding!! Thank you very much for your positive review. Kind regards, Sebastian More

Portland, Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

One of my favorite experiences of the trip. I'll let the photos speak for themselves. The sunrise. The different perspective on the scale of the migration. The game drive to and from camp. Pure heaven on a stick.

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Sebastian T, Public Relations Manager at Balloon Safaris Ltd., responded to this review

Many thanks for your review!!!!! Sebastian More

Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Our 9 day safari in Kenya which started our honeymoon off was amazing, brilliant and unforgettable and so it is hard to pick out specific shining parts of the 9 days which will stand out more than others, but the balloon ride with Balloon Safaris was certainly one of them. An early start before sunrise from our camp in one... More

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Sebastian T, Public Relations Manager at Balloon Safaris Ltd., responded to this review

Many thanks for your review!!!!! Sebastian More

McLean, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Captain Elly masterfully piloted our hot air balloon over the Masai Mara in Kenya, for one of the most breathtaking vistas imaginable.....wildebeest migration, herds of zebra, giraffes, a pair of majestic lions strolling across the Savannah...from the pre-dawn take-off to the post-flight champagne breakfast surrounded by wildlife (at a safe distance!) this is an experience not to be missed.

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Sebastian T, Public Relations Manager at Balloon Safaris Ltd., responded to this review

Many thanks for your review!!!!! Sebastian More

London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

View was breathtaking - landing and take off was smooth - we didn't even realise we were up in the air! Views - stunning - followed by hot breakfast after on a table with chairs in the savannah. Loved every second of it

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Sebastian T, Public Relations Manager at Balloon Safaris Ltd., responded to this review

Many thanks for your review!!!!! Sebastian More

Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

this was one of the most amazing things - the captain was great and very informative - this was one of the best ways to see the wildebeest migration! I would recommend this to anyone!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We recently used Balloon Safaris Ltd for a balloon ride across the Masai Mara in Kenya and our experience can only be described in one word...AWESOME!! We were picked up at around 5.15 am from our camp by Joseph and taken to the site from where the balloon was going to take off. There we met our pilot, Mike. It... More

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Sebastian T, Public Relations Manager at Balloon Safaris Ltd., responded to this review

Many thanks for your review!!!!! Sebastian More

Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I want to share with others my unfortunate experience of a disastrous balloon ride with Balloon Safaris Ltd. I was with a group of people touring Kenya. While staying at our hotel, the representative for Balloon Safaris, Ltd. approached our group about a balloon ride for the next morning. The representative presented the balloon ride as an unforgettable experience to... More

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Sebastian T, Public Relations Manager at Balloon Safaris Ltd., responded to this review

On behalf of Balloon Safaris I would like to offer our sincere apologies for your balloon flight not meeting your expectations. Based on the comments, there are issues that need to be dealt with in respect to future flights and these issues have been duly noted. 1) It is all too common, in the tourist trade, to portray a Balloon... More

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