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Skyship Co. Balloon Safaris

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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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About Skyship Co. Balloon Safaris
An amazing experience flying over one of the best preserved areas of the planet. Our equipment is what's best on the market in security matter, and our pilots have extensive flight experience in the "Mara Triangle." At the end of the flight join us at the "coffee savanna," where our chefs prepare a delicious meal, accompanied by a toast with champagne ... You deserve it!
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ankeet_sinha wrote a review Sep 23
Nairobi, Kenya2,714 contributions215 helpful votes
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We had a wonderful experience with SkyShip. This was my first ride with them but my second overall in the Mara and compared to the earlier lot, they were more professional. My 5 year old daughter and wife had a good time and we saw lots of animals like serval cats, hyenas, giraffes, jackals and many more. We saw a lot of breathtaking views of the Mara and the pilot was very professional. On our way to the breakfast site after landing, they showed us 3 lionesses killing a Zebra only to have it taken away by 25 hyenas who appeared out of nowhere and finished the kill within the hour including bones. The breakfast itself was amazing and they even took care of my wife who is allergic to eggs. Safe to say the experience was amazing. We even saw one more male lion on our way back and a couple of lioneses more who were being collared and we walked right upto them to see how it was done. Cost wise, they were reasonable with 380 USD per adult and 250 USD per child and the pen drive with the images from the balloon cost us around 25 USD.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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DANIELRO76 wrote a review Aug 2020
Nairobi, Kenya376 contributions44 helpful votes
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You should absolutely fly the hot air ballon while in Mara. We did it with Sky Ship and it was fantastic. They picked us up early morning from our camp and by 6:30 we started the flight. We flew over savana and Mara river, the view from above is unforgetful especially for the young ones. We seen all kid of animals from above. After the flight they drove us to a bush Champaigne breackfast which was perfect. They cooked fresh breackfast on the spot, the Sevice and the food where perfect. Your safari will not be completed without a hot air balllon ride.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Safari Souls wrote a review Feb 2020
Barcelona, Spain24 contributions9 helpful votes
Wonderful morning balloon flight with Nigel the well travelled pilot. What a great way to start our safari in one of our favourite parts of Kenya. Seeing a vulture in its nest alongside the top of a tree was magical. Champagne bush breakfast was superb.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Skyship C, Front Office Manager at Skyship Co. Balloon Safaris
Responded Feb 18, 2020
Thanking you for the review. We pride ourselves in giving the best bush breakfast in the Maasai Mara after the balloon flight experience, we are glad you enjoyed it. We are glad you enjoyed the beautiful nature during the safari. We thank you for flying with Skyship and glad you enjoyed every bit of the experience :) Lucy.
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steve m wrote a review Feb 2020
Boston, Lincolnshire8 contributions5 helpful votes
We were a tad apprehensive, but Nigel made it a truly magical experience and we didn't want the flight to end! Everything was professional and the viewing was spectacular along the Mara river. Breakfast was great...….sitting out on the African plain with a glass of champagne......
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Skyship C, Front Office Manager at Skyship Co. Balloon Safaris
Responded Feb 18, 2020
Thank you for the review. Our pilots are experienced to calm clients down and enjoy the experience on the flight leaving you with great memories. We are glad that you enjoyed the Champagne breakfast and the scenery to behold in the Maasai Mara. Thank you for flying with Skyship and for the great response! Lucy.
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TravelPamVB wrote a review Oct 2019
Vero Beach, Florida83 contributions12 helpful votes
I had never been on a hot air balloon ride before doing this one. I didn't know what to expect but really enjoyed myself. We went with 2 other couples and everyone was amazed. The rise lasted just over an hour. We flew low to the ground so we could see tons of animals on the ground as they woke up and started their day. The pilot, Ali Mohey, was experienced and spotted lots of animals. He landed us perfectly without typing the basket over and kept us safe throughout the ride. We finished with a champagne breakfast, omelets to order, fresh fruit and bacon and sausage. The staff was friendly and helpful. We even saw rhinos on our way to the breakfast site from the balloon landing site. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Skyship C, Manager at Skyship Co. Balloon Safaris
Responded Oct 26, 2019
Thanking you for the review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your first ever balloon safari. We are proud of our experienced pilots who do their level best to make your flight a memorable one by seeing as many animals as possible. The rest is nature taking its course with its beauty as you enjoy your bush champagne breakfast with great service from our staff. We are thankful for your great feedback and thank you for flying with skyship. Lucy
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