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!
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