Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Safari in Kenya
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HOT AIR BALLOON SAFARI IN KENYA
The balloon itinerary when in Masai Mara National Reserve. CTS - 500
Baloon safari in Masai Mara
Set in the heart of Africa's Great Plains in Kenya, the Masai Mara boasts 1,672 sq. kilometers of unspoilt wilderness. It offers the best game and bird-viewing not only in Kenya, but anywhere in Africa. The views across the rolling golden grasslands studded with acacia trees, rivers and forests are dazzling, the sense of space overwhelming. Throughout the year the Masai Mara is a place of natural drama. Most stunning of all are the months between July and October, when the savannah teems with animals during the Great Wildebeest Migration.
Hot air balloon flights take place in scenic beauty of Maasai Mara. A gentle ascent takes you well above tree-top level and the whispering light breeze soothes the hearts as you enjoy a panoramic view of wildlife drama unequaled anywhere in the whole wide world. Thrilling drama of nature's battle of predators verses the preys, that is constantly displayed in the savanna grassland from time immemorial.
The feeling is indescribable, crispness of the African air, chill in the wind that hits your face as your Mara hot air balloon gradually raises, smoothness in the exhale of your breath, and the excitement to see and learn more. One's physical presence can be felt on the plains of the Masai Mara when reading this.
Hot Air Ballooning safari begins here.
Your trip begins when you get your wake up call at your safari lodge or tented camp in the early hours of the morning, as you yawn away, and thoughts about your wildlife viewing from an elevated position begins to stir your mind. The fresh Kenyan traditional hot tea and coffee quickly awaken you, in fact preparing you for a "mission".
You'll be waken up before dawn
and driven over the veldt at night through the
great activity of the predawn hunts. At sunrise,
you'll board a beautiful gondola (hot air balloon)
and start rising over the great herds of the Mara
silently into the sky. The ride lasts about an
hour, traveling with the gentle western winds. Few
animals look up, so you have a remarkable
opportunity to get close and watch the animals
without disturbing them.
By 7.20 a.m., one is very content with balloon safari and a lot has been seen, and it is almost touch down time. There is a celebration, and for those who prefer a toast, champagne is served, as hot breakfast in the bush is being prepared. As the sweetness and aroma of the African coffee surrounds you, with fresh eggs being served as you like it, you hope for another ride, and wish that such luxury never ended.
The balloon lands where fate places it and track vehicles immediately set out a beautiful champagne breakfast at that very spot where the balloon lands and you enjoy the luxury of the early explorers as uniformed waiters serve you an elegant meal. Afterwards, we take a game drive back to the camp for lunch.
By 9.00 a.m., you have been declared a champion, a mighty certificate of completion handed out to you which you hope to display in your home country, to family, friends or coworkers. Clapping and participation by everyone present makes you proud to have achieved a trip as wonderful as this.
Later at 4:15pm you will take a flight back to Nairobi to arrive at 5:45pm where you will be met by our representative at Wilson airport and be transferred to the carnivore restaurant after this co memorable dinner, you'll be escorted to the Jomo Kenyatta Airport for a flight back home
Remember to put on practical clothes, preferably cotton, a sweater will shield you against sometimes windy flights. Sturdy shoes are necessary. Sunglasses and camera to catch the real drama will come in handy.Hot Air Balloon Safari in Maasai Mara.
|Price is per person||2011||2012|
|2011- 2012 Balloon Safaris in masai Mara||US $ 450||US $ 450|
|Transworld Balloon safaris||US $ 450||US $ 450|
- Hot air Balloon ride
- Transport on 4x4 land cruiser with a pop up roof for easy photography and viewing of
- animals while in the park
- Champaighn break fast after the balloon game drive.
- Extensive ground game drive back to the lodge after the balloon ride with the help of
- A pproffesional tour guide.
- Balloon Certificate to prove that you were there.
- International flights
- Visas and travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature
- Items not mentioned above
- Drinking Water/Alcohol
- Local Village visits
- parks Entrances fees
NUMBER OF PASSENGER PER HOT AIR BALLOON
The hot air balloon comes in different basket size, the balloon will normally carry six,eight,twelve or sixteen passengers at one time .the hot air balloon basket is partitioned so that you have three or four passengers in each section and the pilot in the middle compartment,there is nothing to compair hot air balloon safari with.
The gentle and silent nature of the balloon flight allows the passengers to view the wildlife from a comfortable distance. The big five; the lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo can be seen frequently along with other animals such as hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, birds and many more.
NAIROBI - MAASAI MARA -
NAIROBI (3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS)
Day 1: Nairobi – Maasai Mara (Flight).
Fly to Mara from Wilson airport Nairobi, on arrival at the airstrip, enjoy an enroute game drive transfer to the lodge on a 4WD to check in and have lunch. After lunch, proceed for an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Maasai Mara Full Day.
Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives. In between, you can enjoy at leisure with options of visiting a Maasai village, guided Nature Walks (which can be paid either direct or on request while booking) or relaxing in the swimming pool. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Maasai Mara – Nairobi (Flight).
Early morning game drive or an enroute game drive after breakfast to the airstrip for an onward flight to Wilson Nairobi.
NAIROBI - MAASAI MARA - NAIROBI (2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT) -safari code CTLB-988
Day 1: Nairobi – Mara (Flight)
Depart to Mara in a twin engine Aircraft from Wilson Airport. On arrival at the airstrip, you will enjoy an enroute game drive on a 4WD to the lodge to check in and enjoy your buffet lunch followed by an afternoon game drive dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 2: Mara
– Nairobi (Flight).
Early morning game drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast followed by another enroute game drive to the airstrip for a flight back to Wilson Airport Nairobi.