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Balloon Safaris Ltd.

Wilson Airport, Maasai Mara National Reserve GPO 01000, Kenya
+254 20 6009093
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Massai Mara Balloon Safari

I had taken a balloon safari in the central Serengeti in Tanzania which was wonderful... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Houston, Texas
First balloon ride

Way too much money for the short length of time in the air. Cost $ 450 US Canadian cost well over... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, Canada
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The ORIGINAL Hot Air Ballooning Company. Flying over the world famous Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya since 1976.
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Wilson Airport, Maasai Mara National Reserve GPO 01000, Kenya
+254 20 6009093

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Reviewed yesterday

I had taken a balloon safari in the central Serengeti in Tanzania which was wonderful. Knowledgeable guides and a wonderful breakfast set up afterwards. I thought I would have the same experience in the Massai Mara. But, no, I did not. The pilot and employees...More

Thank debmcb2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Way too much money for the short length of time in the air. Cost $ 450 US Canadian cost well over $600. Cost of ride in Canada not that high for sure. Flight was to be 60 min , however not sure but I think...More

Thank kathyloo3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although expensive, it was absolutely worth the cost. The one hour early morning balloon ride over the Maasai Mara Preserve was outstanding. One could see the vast numbers of wildlife from a great perspective. The balloon both hovered just above the wildlife and was up...More

Thank 1Harvey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every day was different and remarkable, one day its a herd of young elephants that had been orphaned and watch them feed. Or giraffes eating out of your hand next. On to hippos in the river, with a crocodile hanging out with them. Balloon ride...More

Thank dudobo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Picked up at camp by Balloon Safaris, driver seemed lost heading back to balloon launch, going through heavy brush. While driving through fast moving stream jeep became stuck in the middle, where we saw hippopotamus just before. Driver asked all 8 of us to exit...More

Thank inFlightFun
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

What a perfect experience. Ellie, our pilot was fantastic, her safety talk was great! She made sure we saw so many animals, the migration was underway and we saw so much. It's an amazing feeling, flying low over the Mara on a beautiful morning. The...More

Thank Rlglenn652
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

it was a last minute decision to do the balloon ride and I am so pleased we did. Elli our pilot was amazing and kept us safe, informed and entertained. After loading ourselves in sideways, which non of us were expecting, we were off. it...More

Thank nina c
Reviewed August 18, 2017

Going to Africa and riding in a hot air balloon were not even in my life plans. However, I was generously gifted the opportunity for both and I would do both again in a heartbeat . I am hooked! The ride was exciting at first...More

Thank beckyb4b4
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

Had booked our Safari from Game viewers adventure limited in Kenya but had not taken this balloon ride as it was very expensive $400 per person which is very high compared to other countries Dubai and turkey .

Thank Varun0909
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

An excellent company providing first class balloon trips over the Mara. First class pilot Elly who was strict but had a wonderful knowledge of her surroundings and excellent piloting skills, a great sense of humour and a delight to be with. This was truly the...More

Thank newgranny
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February 24, 2017|
Response from Milton K | Property representative |
Hi John. Mara Sarova is approx. 30min from the launchfield and we do pick up from your Lodge.