We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Balloon Safaris Ltd.

Wilson Airport, Maasai Mara National Reserve GPO 01000, Kenya
+254206009093
Website
Improve this listing
Type: Tours
Description: The ORIGINAL Hot Air Ballooning Company. Flying over the world famous Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya since 1976.
Write a Review

20 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    17
    2
    0
    0
    1
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sebastian T, Manager at Balloon Safaris Ltd., responded to this review

Many thanks for your positive response!! More

El Dorado Hills, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
77 attraction reviews
307 helpful votes 307 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sebastian T, Public Relations Manager at Balloon Safaris Ltd., responded to this review

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

Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sebastian T, Public Relations Manager at Balloon Safaris Ltd., responded to this review

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

McLean, Virginia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sebastian T, Public Relations Manager at Balloon Safaris Ltd., responded to this review

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

Travelers who viewed Balloon Safaris Ltd. also viewed

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Rift Valley Province
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Rift Valley Province
 
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Rift Valley Province
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Rift Valley Province
 

Been to Balloon Safaris Ltd.? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Balloon Safaris Ltd.?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing