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Balloon Safari

Hot air balloon flight over the picturesque beauty of Maasai Mara the animal kingdom at a bird's eye view is a most unforgettable experience. A gentle rise to the heights above the treetops, the soothing whispering breeze, and the panoramic view of wildlife drama makes the sights, scents and sounds of Africa.

 Awesome nature's theater of survival for the fittest the predator's searching for a meal verses the prey in earnest self preservation is continuously enacted in the African wilderness.

The Masai Mara Balloon Safari Experience

Rise with the sun for your most experiential adventure of a lifetime tracking the big five and the great game herds aloft in the skies. Your safari experience starts with the traditional morning wakeup call "Tea or Coffee" followed by the aroma of freshly brewed hot tea and coffee. The soothing hot liquid and the caffeine quickly set you alert after the sound sleep in the African night to the start of one the most memorable lifetime experience. Your journey from the lodge/camp takes you to a clearing where the hot air balloon takes off site in the Masai Mara. A mass of multi colored material ripple and bounce in the morning breeze. As you draw near the balloon looks gigantic and bigger than you imagined, the exhilarating experience is certainly new, just about to have an amazing trip.

Up up up and way......Take off takes place at dawn, allowing guests to catch the first rays of the sun as it raises over the magical landscapes and watch the animal stir in their habitat. The captain invites you to relax and experience the wonders under the African sky. Finally you let go as you settle above the treetops, an inner peace and a smile that radiates one's face is beyond explanation.

The wildebeest congregates on the Mara across the Masai Mara plains, the exquisiteness of the landscape as the rising sun's rays kiss the earth beautiful bright orange colors are displayed, as the you ushers a new day. The elephants at the water pool, and the gazelles and zebras run away, from the unidentified flying object.

Settled on board and shooting photos from all angles in the hot balloon, and its touch down time. Jubilation and one would almost hear the echoes of exclamation of triumph in celebrations. A toast! And champagne is served, as hot bush breakfast is under way. With a feeling of beyond believe nearly pinching oneself to arise from dream.
A champion and a certificate a testimonial to testify I have been to Africa the floated a top the African wilderness.

Dressing code: wear practical clothes, preferably cotton, and a sweater to protect you against windy flights (a times). Comfortable safari shoes are required. Sunglasses and camera are a must to catch the action for keepsake memories.

This optional activity should be requested at the time of reservation at an additional cost

Sample itinerary

Day 1: arrival Nairobi  Day 2: Nairobi excursion  Day 3/4/5: drive to Amboseli. Game viewing.  Day 6/7/8: Laikipia  Day 9/10/11: Masai Mara – Balloon safari. Game viewing.  Day 12: home bound flight via Nairobi.

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