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Address: Wilson Airport, Maasai Mara National Reserve GPO 01000, Kenya
Phone Number: +254206009093
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Description: The ORIGINAL Hot Air Ballooning Company. Flying over the world famous...
The ORIGINAL Hot Air Ballooning Company. Flying over the world famous Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya since 1976.
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Simply superb!!!! about an hours' fly upto Tanzania border and a tasty continental breakfast in the middle of Masai was memorable

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Ashes70
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Simply superb!!!! about an hours' fly upto Tanzania border and a tasty continental breakfast in the middle of Masai was memorable

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

Many Thanks, glad you enjoyed and thank you for the positive review. Kind regards, Sebastian More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

What an experience - even at 450$ pp - you should do this Leaving from the lodge at 4.30 going to the take off site. Take off around 6.00 with a very skilled english pilot (he was able to maneuver the balloon at 2-3 meters above the ground - wow. See the photos and you will understand. Saw a lot... More 

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

Thank you for your positive response, glad you enjoyed. Regards, Sebastian More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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117 reviews 117 reviews
34 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Gliding above the Maasai Mara National Reserve and seeing the sheer expanse of the migration is a very special experience indeed. There were wildebeest and zebra for as far as the eye could see. We also saw birds at eye level and carcasses on the ground. This is a pricey indulgence ($450 per person) that we almost passed on but... More 

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

Many thanks for your positive review, glad you enjoyed. Kind regards, Sebastian More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

It was an exhilarating experience- the early morning drive to the take off sight, the balloon rising up, the warmth of the flames heating the air, the sunrise, captain sabastian taking us barely over the treetops, animals scurrying around, hyenas carring fresh kill, pride of lions strategically trapping a large hippo and a fantastic champagne breakfast. You can ask for... More 

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

Many thanks for your positive response. This was one of the lucky days for seeing animals interact. Regards, Sebastian More 

Palm City, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

As a part of our 4 day safari to Maasai Mara and our stay at Mara Plains Camp we indulged in the morning hot air balloon trip with Balloon Safaris Ltd. At roughly $500.00 per person it is not exactly cheap air fair, but considering other expenses of this trip, this seemed trivial. Our driver had arrived at our camp... More 

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

Thank you for the great write up, much appreciated. Regards, Sebastian More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

A once in a lifetime experience - and by far the best way to game view. Floating over the animals and seeing the Masai Mara from above was absolutely breathtaking - we even saw 5 lions from the balloon 3 of which Ellie our pilot spotted for us. I felt safe and well briefed and I loved the fact that... More 

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

Thank you for your response. Regards, Sebastian (Chief Pilot) More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My wife and I had booked a balloon safari through our travel agent before we left the UK. My wife had never been in a balloon before and was very nervous about the whole idea of floating over wild animals! As the time got closer she was beginning to look forward to it. Unfortunately, on the day of the flight,... More 

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

Dear John, Thank you for your review. I am glad that we were able to make your holiday extra special. Regards, Sebastian More 

Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had not been planning this because though it had been mentioned as optional, the cost was US$ 450 per head. But just before we had left Dubai one of our friends who had visited Kenya the previous year called up and told us we should not miss it as it was a once in a lifetime experience. I still... More 

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

Thank you for the very informative, extensive and positive feedback, really appreciated!! Regards, Sebastian Chief Pilot More 

Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It was a nice and smooth ride inside a hot air balloon piloted by an Australian lady with fantastic sense of humour. It was a first time for me and this balloon ride made my Kenya visit so unforgettable. The pilot was very knowledgeable about the animals and equally focused on our safety. The ride ended with a great sit... More 

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

Many thanks for your positive response!! More 

El Dorado Hills, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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