Dawn in the Masai Mara…
and your adventure begins…
From the pioneers of ballooning in the Masai Mara
“Discover the experience that will stir your soul…”
As the pioneers of hot air balloon safaris in the Masai Mara, Balloon Safaris Limited (Kenya) expertise and local knowledge is sought after and respected. Launched in 1976 by Alan Root from Keekerok Lodge we have been operating for more nearly 45 years in the Masai Mara.
Our team of international pilots have a combined experience of thousands of hours (the measure for expertise in piloting) flying hot air balloons commercially all over the world. Safety is at the heart of everything we do with British built ballooning equipment and annual rigorous safety checks by the Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority.
Pioneers of Hot Air Ballooning in Kenya, knowledge of the Masai Mara, passion for ballooning and Africa
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BUCKET LISTAdventure of a Lifetime Wow, wow, wow! Sunrise in the Masai Mara
Annual inspection by KCAA
Head of Safety
Experience the ultimate safari from above
A place unchanged by the passage of time, the Masai Mara is essential Africa. Everyone who travels here says that ‘Africa gets into your blood’. It’s so true! Rugged and dramatic, this is a wilderness of emotion, survival and inspiration; with wildlife drama unravelling before you at every turn. Often raw and sometimes violent, this wildlife theatre is there before your very eyes. There is nowhere else like it!
A Journey for the Soul
Where there are no boundaries
Ultimate ballooning destinationA journey of emotion…for many…a dream of a lifetime
Recognised as one of Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserves, the Masai Mara National Game Reserve is bordered by the Serengeti National Park in the South, Siria Plateau and Oloololo Escarpment in the West.
Trip of a Lifetime – April 2019
“I would do it again in a heartbeat! Magical”
What makes these trips different?
Creating memories that will last you a lifetime. It has to be on everyone’s Bucket List!
The adventure – your destinationWe fly between 8 -12 kilometres on average, during each flight. Particularly renowned as the home to the “Great Migration” and the ‘big five’, Buffalo, Lion, Cheetah, Elephant, Rhino and so many other African wildlife species and birds. Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly the ultimate ballooning destination. The landscape is stunning and from a hot air balloon you can see for miles and miles.
Five Male Cheetah
On the Burangat and Posse Plains in the South of the reserve five male Cheetah can often be seen (season 2019) hunting Thompson Gazelle and Impala. Cheetah cover enormous distances and this group of 5 can also be seen in the Ongata Ronkai depression area.
Lions of Mara
This lion cub was photographed crossing the Talek river. There are many prides in the Masai Mara but our flights frequently take us over the Ol Keju Ronkai river, the Mara near Lookout Hill and towards Olikiombo where prides or lone lion or lioness are regularly seen on our morning flights after a kill.
Wildebeest - Great Migration
Large crossings of Wildebeest can be seen on the Mara River, west of the Mara Bridge. During the migration herds of Wildebeest can be seen cross daily in large numbers below Look Out Hill – moving from the Trans Mara and into the southern Reserve converging into the Posse and Burangat plains.
“Every dawn is a different adventure”
“Under the shade of a single balanite tree”
“Big ideas, big moments”
“Serene silence travelling with the wind”
“The circle of life”
TALK TO OUR BALLOON SAFARI ADVENTURE EXPERTSAny Other questions? Please contact our office who will be sure to help.
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