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“Good Bragging rights with a balloon trip over the Masai Mara!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Adventures Aloft Balloon Safari

Adventures Aloft Balloon Safari
Fig Tree Camp | C14, Keekorok, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
+254 722 202564
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Owner description: The Masai Mara Kenya's most precious jewel and there is no better way to enjoy the magic of the park than from the air ! Adventures Aloft flies daily from Fig Tree Camp and Siana Springs in the Masai Mara game reserve. Flights take off at 6.30 Each morning in time with the sunrise and allow one to experience an eagle's view of the Masai Mara and all it's beauty. To complete the celebration a champagne breakfast is served on the Mara plains after the flight , complete with butler service and an open bar. Adventures Aloft organizes pick up services from most Mara camps and lodges.
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“Good Bragging rights with a balloon trip over the Masai Mara!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

We took this trip at the end of March 2012. It is a big cost at $450 per person but seems like they all price the same. Picked at our camp the Mara Leisure camp at 4:30 AM and driven along the same roads that scared us in the daylight. Like riding in a tumble dryer.
Met up at the Fig Tree camp and taken by larger vehicle to the balloon out in the reserve.
Watched it inflate in the near dark and 14 of us up before the sunrise to watch it come up over the horizon from the air.
Not many animals active in the morning, unlike the evening, but we did see antelope and elephants and of course warthogs. Depending on the wind direction you may see more in the river - we did not blow that way.
Captain Moses still provided us a beautiful experience. An adventurous landing.
Trucked over then to an area where the chefs prepared us a great breakfast, plenty of champagne , mimosas , and screwdrivers.
And of course i can brag i ballooned over the savannah in Africa!

Visited March 2012
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“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

We took a balloon ride while we staying at the Mara Sopa Hotel. The 4.30 am start was a challenge and the 80 minute journey over the worst tracks we were taken over in the dark was interesting.
The Fig Tree Camp was welcoming and we were taken to watch the bollooon inflated. Quite specatular. There was 12 in the basket but it did not seemed too cramped.

Captain Ray was informative and entertaining. It was brilliant watching the sun rise while floating in the balloon. Although we did not see any exciting animals, it did not seem to manner. The wind was disapointing but just about OK.

When we landed we were taken to a table fully equipt for a full cooked breakfast and champagne. All thsi seemed bizzare in the middle of nowhere.

If you go to the Maasai Mara it is well worth taking a balloon ride.

Visited February 2012
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“A great morning with capt. ray.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012 via mobile

Smooth and safe with lots of sights.a good
Breakfast was an added surprise.

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