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Address: Wilson Airport, Maasai Mara National Reserve GPO 01000, Kenya
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+254 20 6009093

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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Magical experience

We booked the balloon safari as part of our stay in Masai Mara. it has always been something we wanted to do. I must say...the experience was wonderful. The package is quite... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the balloon safari as part of our stay in Masai Mara. it has always been something we wanted to do. I must say...the experience was wonderful. The package is quite expensive but its worth it. You get to see and feel the best of Masai Mara. And of course the breakfast there after was wonderful. Be prepared to... More 

Thank MarshaAfrika
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought the thought and experience of ballooning is exciting, one can't see much during off season when there are fewer animals. It is good to see the reserve from a height, but gets boring for the next one hour when one can barely recognize animals from a height.

Thank Yogesh K
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2 reviews
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Reviewed February 24, 2017

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 

Thank BeePol
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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 

Thank theodoradsouza98
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280 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
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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56 reviews
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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

Thank RGA2013
Jakarta, Indonesia
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473 reviews
303 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
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 

Thank GabyVM
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4 reviews
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 

Thank Vibha S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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384 reviews
198 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
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.

Thank TimJMeyer
Hong Kong, China
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155 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
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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