Masai Mara and Amboseli Kenya Balloon
Balloon safaris in Kenya are offered in the Masai Mara
National Reserve and Amboseli National Park.
The balloon safari adventure begins just before dawn. Flames
from the balloon burners light the darkness as the crews inflate
their craft. The first, pink tongues of sunlight flicker across
the skies and the balloon fills then rises. Suspended in a
basket beneath the rainbow-colored canopy, youíre off for a
game-viewing adventure with an entirely different perspective.
The thing that amazes most first-time balloon Safari
articipants is the absolute stillness, the silence as you float
above the plains, the forest and the rivers of the Masai Mara .
And if youíve flown elsewhere, youíve seen nothing like this.
The sounds below drift clearly upwards: a lionís roar, elephants
crashing through the bush, baboons perched in the tips of the
trees startled and screeching to see something above them.
For an hour or so you drift wherever the air currents take
you. If youíre lucky youíll climb high above the Mara for the
view of a lifetime. Then your balloon safari finishes with a
flourish. In the time honored tradition of balloon flights the
world over you toast your return to earth with a champagne
breakfast. The difference this breakfast happens in the bush,
wherever you land, and itís cooked before your eyes on the
burners that minutes before kept you suspended in the air. Mara
Balloon Safaris pioneered game-viewing by hot-air balloon in
Balloon safari can also be done in Amboseli affording the
safari participants an amazing view of Mount Kilimanjaro and the