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Address: Wilson Airport, Maasai Mara National Reserve GPO 01000, Kenya
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The ORIGINAL Hot Air Ballooning Company. Flying over the world famous...

The ORIGINAL Hot Air Ballooning Company. Flying over the world famous Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya since 1976.

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First time......Magical

I and my friend booked this as part of our tour. It was our dream and knew that despite how expensive it is, it was soooo worth it. The day was very calm with a little breeze. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
BeePol

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I and my friend booked this as part of our tour. It was our dream and knew that despite how expensive it is, it was soooo worth it. The day was very calm with a little breeze. We were up in the air for a good 90 minutes without any hitch. We spotted lions, zebras, wildebeests and hartebeests. After landing... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

I would recommend Balloon Safaris to anyone who wants to experience not just the Mara but Africa for the true beauty it is.. From seeing the early morning sun rise to coming within inches of lions, hyenas and elephants whilst being in the safety of an experienced pilot, you will never get such an opportunity to be so close to... More 

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Colorado
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279 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

This was an expensive side excursion that was offered as part of our safari. My wife is afraid of heights and was extremely apprehensive about going given the expense, but I talked her into it. We had to get up before 4 am and drove over an hour to the launch site. Watching them inflate the balloons was interesting and... More 

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Arendal, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Having ballonsafari for the second time. First time in 2014. This time was also spectacular. It's a fantastic way to start a day (even when you have to wake up wery erly). Thanks to John for a memorable flight

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Thank RGA2013
Jakarta, Indonesia
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467 reviews
300 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Expensive, almost US$500/p (similar in all providers), but we decided to give it a try and were very glad we did it. We chose Balloon Safaris Ltd. because they were the first in the business here, had the most experienced pilots, crews and high quality, safest balloons. It was an amazing and memorable experience. Everything was well planned and executed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We did hot air balloon safaris in Masai Mara. I would definitely recommend Governors as they were very good. We had to wake up at 4 am , but they pick you from your hotel and leave on time.The experience was truly amazing and worth it. Our pilot john was great. After the safari they gave us excellent hot breakfast... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Okay so getting up at 4AM is not pleasant.... But being in a balloon watching the sunrise over the Masai Mara and blanket the Savanah in a golden hue is a fantastic experience.

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Thank TimJMeyer
Hong Kong, China
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141 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

could have been a perfect trip, but the sort of prejudice pilot john displayed towards asians was unacceptable. he was kind to the canadians in the same ride. but when I asked him how long the video was, he said indifferently "i have no idea how long it is." he wasn't joking, he was rude! no one should spend money... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

My wife and I undertook this, our first balloon safari, as part of our 30th wedding anniversary celebration safari in Kenya. The experience was truly amazing and well worth the hour and a half drive across the Mara from our camp, in the dark! As dawn broke over the Mara, over a dozen balloons lifted off from various points around... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

This balloon ride is a must do during your visit. Words cannot express how breathtaking it was. I must note I did the balloon ride July 8, 2016, our pilot was Peter. I was debating between Serengeti balloon ride or Masai Mara balloon ride and I really wanted to see migrations. After searching and asking questions I decided Masai and... More 

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