HOT AIR BALLOON
SAFARI IN KENYA
itinerary when in Masai Mara National Reserve. CTS
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.
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
|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
- 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
- approffesional 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
Safari from Nairobi to Masai
mara by air -safari code CTLB-987
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
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 –
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.
4 Days 3 Nights Maasai Mara-Masai mara safari package with baloon game drive -safari code CTLB-989
Day 1: Nairobi - Masai Mara
Pick up from your Nairobi hotel in the morning drive to Masai Mara through The Great African Rift Valley and Narok ,Masai Mara Town.
You will arrive in time for lunch. check in at Sentrim luxury tented camp and have lunch. Afternoon game drive through the park in search of the Lion, Cheetah, Elephant, Buffalo and other members of the Big five plus other animals. Dinner and overnight at Sentrim luxury tented camp
Day 2: Masai Mara;
Early morning Breakfast leave sentrim luxury tented camp for Mara Serena Lodge game en-route arriving in time for Lunch check in and have lunch;after lunch afternoon game drives with dinner and overnight at Mara serena lodge. There is an option of doing baloon safari today.
Day 3: Masai Mara
Early morning game drive back to lodge for breakfast after breakfast leave Mara serena for Mara sopa lodge game en-route in search of mara popular residents like the well known predators and their opponents like the Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Hippo and the dangerous Crocodiles with a visit to Mara river. Meals and overnight at Mara sopa Lodge
Day 4: Masai Mara - Nairobi
Early Morning breakfast at your camp check out of the camp and park and Drive to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch. Lunch at carnivore afterwards drop off at your respective hotel.
Tour Price Includes:
Full board accommodation whilst on safari.
Meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner.
Accommodation in double/twin/triple room sharing.
All park entrance fees to include government taxes and service of an English, French or Germany speaking professional driver/guide.
Game drives as detailed in the itinerary.
Exclusive transport in a safari tour mini bus 4 x 4 with a game viewing roof hatch and UHF radio.
Things you need to budget for.
The price does not include:
Items of a personal nature