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Address: | Little Governors’ Camp, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 20 2734000
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Governors Balloon Safaris offer Hot Air Balloon Safaris over the Mara...

Governors Balloon Safaris offer Hot Air Balloon Safaris over the Mara River, forests and plains of the Masai Mara National Reserve. The adventure begins just before dawn. Departure is from a perfect natural launch site behind Little Governors' Camp, and flames from the hot air balloon burners light the darkness as the crews inflate their craft. The first, pink tongues of sunlight flicker across the skies as the hot air balloon fills, then rises. Suspended in a basket beneath the rainbow-coloured canopy, you're off for a wildlife viewing adventure with an entirely different perspective. What amazes most first-time balloonists is the absolute stillness: the silence as you float above the plains, the forest and the rivers of the Masai Mara. Even if you've flown elsewhere, this is a unique experience. The flight lasts an hour or so, drifting wherever the air currents take you, and with ample opportunities for photography and video filming. Then your Kenyan Hot Air Balloon Safari finishes with a flourish. In the time honoured tradition of balloon flights the world over, you toast your return to earth with a champagne breakfast, cooked wherever you land. The Balloon Safari ends with a transfer back to camp. We can collect from other nearby camps in the Masai Mara.

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Just do it!

I have no words to describe this!! Fabulous, excellent and out of this world fall short!! Just do it people.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kamran M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have no words to describe this!! Fabulous, excellent and out of this world fall short!! Just do it people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone going to Masaï Mara should definitely try this! Watching the sunrise was super! And the Champagne breakfast in the bush later on was simply astonishing, not to forget the special "Loo with a view" (will not tell you more, go see by yourself 😉)

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Thank Hala D
Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow what an experience. Early rise to see the sun rise in the balloon. Expert flying over the winding river and to get there at one point we were flying literally 20 foot above the ground to get the winds right. Excellent champagne breakfast and the game drive afterwards took us to see the crossing. This is a once in... More 

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Thank tim5clarke
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having been initially put off by the price we decided to take the plunge this year and book the balloon ride. This is by far the best thing we have done on any safari ever and we will definitely go again. Very exciting, completely different experience to see a park from the air, great views and a lot of fun.... More 

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Thank harriet h
Ramat Gan, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The magic starts to take shape at dawn when the balloons are filled up right before the flight and the propane fire lights up the dimly lit dawn sky. The experience is magical and though its not the best thing for game watching, the experience in itself is incredible. The most exciting part is the landing. We had a great... More 

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Thank Rashipremal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first time in a hot air balloon ..was terrified at first but when the balloon started ascending up,it was so smooth! Sadly we did not get to see many animals down.. Our pilot Mr. David was a lovely person who guided us nicely throughout the trip.. And landed the balloon swiftly without many bumps. Overall.. A too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were unsure about pre-booking the balloon safari due to the cost and we were told it was 1 hour balloon flight. Once we arrived in Governor's Main Camp, we spoke to Sanjay the balloons pilot and he told us everything that is included and we couldn't resist! The flight, the champagne breakfast in the bush and the game drive... More 

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Thank x10rns
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delight! Up before 5am to see the sunrise as we rose over the migration. Animals as far as the eye could see. Peaceful trip, very special. Followed by a super breakfast out in the open. Staff were fantastic. Expensive but it had to be done. We thought it was one of those things you have to do once,... More 

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Thank Jenny M
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has been dream of mine to ride in a hot air balloon and it got realised few days back. The experience was outstanding. The pilot (Sanjay) was very capable and knowledgeable. The sights were great -especially the sunrise and the animals through the tree top. The bush breakfast after landing was a treat. Highly recommended activity.

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Thank HarishDevarajan
Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing experience for the whole family from 11 to 73 years old. The customer service from beginning to end was excellent - pick from our hotel, coffee while signing in, everything thoroughly explained, the most amazing views ever, and finished off with a champagne brunch in the bush! Everything ran smoothly - amazing logistics and friendly, happy... More 

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