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Hot Air Safaris

Talek Road, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
+254 733 300302
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Too pricy although good experience

Before beginning my review let me explain that I had a previous experience of doing a ballon ride... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2017
Laura G
Buenos Aires, Argentina
via mobile
The best part of my vacation

To float for miles over the savanna at sunrise....amazing. I had never been in a hot air balloon... read more

Reviewed March 26, 2017
Jerid O
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Talek Road, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
+254 733 300302
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Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

Before beginning my review let me explain that I had a previous experience of doing a ballon ride at Capadoccia in Goreme's park, Turkey, which was one of my best experience. Having said that and after 6 days of safaris in different places including the...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed March 26, 2017

To float for miles over the savanna at sunrise....amazing. I had never been in a hot air balloon which by itself is very nice. Add the beauty of the Maasai Mara reserve and a very knowledgeable guide, Riz, and you are in for a memorable...More

Thank Jerid O
Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

My son and I took the early morning ( left our camp in the rain at 4:30 AM) flight. We had an hour + delay because we had to wait for the sky's to clear of a storm. Our captain had been flying balloons for...More

Thank dvick_or
Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

I mean, you have to do this in your life. You just have to. Day starts with a pick up from your hotel; the drive will depend on how far your lodge/camp is from the place. Upon arrival at the site you register then offered...More

1  Thank Philip N
Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

If you haven't done a balloon ride, it's difficult to convey the magic in words. From the minute we arrived at the "take off" zone, regardless of the different nationalities & cultures, the sense of excitement was palpable from children to Grandparents. This is an...More

Thank Andrea F
Reviewed December 7, 2016

This was our first hot-air balloon experience, and a late add-on to our itinerary in the Maasai Mara. It is an early day; we were told to be ready for pickup from our camp at 4:20AM, but the driver arrived just before 4:00AM. Fortunately we...More

Thank CyclistRick
Reviewed November 1, 2016

The balloon safari was a breathtaking experience! To float across the Mara plains over a spectacular sunrise and to see the wildlife from a different vantage point was stunning. It was a smooth ride with our humorous pilot Ray! This special experience was captured in...More

Thank Shelina2009
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We booked with Hot Air Safaris our balloon ride in advance. But on the day of the ride noone picked us up from our hotel. They postponed the ride to the next day.

Thank Irena_Zova
Reviewed October 14, 2016

This was an amazing way to spend the morning! You're picked up at your hotel at about 5 in the morning, depending on where you're based and taken to the start point in the park. At 6 they start filling the balloons and then you're...More

Thank jo l
Reviewed October 3, 2016

I was visited at my camp by rep from Hot Air Balloons to explain the next day's plans etc. We were collected at 5am and taken to the departure point. This meant lying down flat inside the basket and it gradually stood up before we...More

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how much it cost for 5 people?
September 14, 2016|
Response from mcw81689 | Reviewed this property |
I know it cost our family $385/pp. We traveled as a group of 6 people and negotiated the price with our safari company.