Air Balloon Safaris | Adventures Aloft Balloon Safaris
Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
Air Balloon Safaris by Adventures Aloft Balloon Safaris
flies over the spectacular Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Adventures Aloft in the Masai Mara flies from Fig Tree
Camp and Siana Springs. Siana Springs is 14 kilometers
before the Masai Mara Sekenani Gate and Fig Tree Camp
is 2 kilometers West of Masai Mara Talek Gate)
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Hot Air Balloon Rides in Masai
Mara (Balloon flights) typically take off at
0600 Hours. Passengers arrive in time to watch the balloon
inflation as the pilots torch the colored fabric to
The Balloon flight is
for one hour, each one different path and following
the days prevailing winds. A Balloon flight allows passengers
to float over the world’s most spectacular Masai
Mara Game Reserve, and offers a magical bird’s
eye view of the annual wildebeest migration and the
other wildlife the Mara is famous for.
On landing, the balloon
crew set up a full champagne breakfast complete with
“Bloody Marys” on the Mara plains. Each
passenger then receives a certificate from their pilot
as a special memoir of their flight. A game drive en
route to the lodge or camp ends a special morning.
Adventures Aloft Balloon is able to provide
transfers from most of the camps and lodges in the Masai
Mara. (e.g. Mara Intrepids, Mara Simba, Keekorok Lodge,
Mara Sopa, Sekenani Camp, Explorer, and from the surrounding
Information on pick
up times for passengers not staying at Fig Tree Camp
or Siana Springs can be received from the reception
desk at Fig Tree Camp and Siana Springs or from African
Spice Safaris office.
Adventures Aloft Balloon has
a fleet of Cameron balloons, consisting of two A415
balloons with a flying capacity of 16 passengers each
and one A315 balloon with a flying capacity of 12 passengers.
Adventures Aloft Balloon is able
to fly 44 passengers a
All pilots with Adventures Aloft Balloon
have over 1000 hours of flying experience and are all
commercially rated on the large size balloons. In the
fifteen years of operation in Balloon Safaris over the
Masai Mara, Adventures Aloft has a perfect safety record.
1st January 2014 to 31st December 2014
Air Balloon Ride in
Mara National Reserve
Ride is inclusive of a Champagne Breakfast and
a Game Drive thereafter
Mara Hot Air
(All Questions Answered!)
Is ballooning dangerous?
Adventures Aloft balloon Safaris use
a large modern passenger balloon which gives passengers
added stability, security and comfort. Despite being
high in the air, you will be surprised how smooth the
flight is, and how secure you feel as safety is our
priority and Adventures Aloft ballooning Safaris only
fly in perfect weather conditions.
also feel reassured in the knowledge that ballooning
is one of the safest of all the adventure activities.
Add to that Our perfect safety record, and you are assured
of peace of mind when you fly with Adventures Aloft
What weather conditions do you fly in?
In order to fly Adventures Aloft balloon
light winds and good visibility with no rain. The launch
site is chosen with regard to the wind speed and direction.
the weather does not cooperate the flight will be postpone
and reschedule at the guests convenience, based on availability.
How high do we fly?
Adventures Aloft ballooning Safaris flights
generally fly from treetop to 3000 feet above ground
What do we wear?
Dress comfortably based on the temperatures
on the ground; remember that temperatures in the air
are similar to those on the ground. It is advisable
that passengers should wear clothing suitable for the
time of year with flat-soled shoes not high heels.
Aloft balloon Safaris suggest
hats, sun glasses and long trousers and sleeves, preferably
made of natural fibres.
How long does it take and where do we land?
The entire safari takes 3 and a half
hours. You will be picked up from your lodge in Masai
Mara at around 5.30am and taken to the launch site,
where you will begin your ascent a few minutes before
hot air balloon safari will take about an hour depending
on conditions and the pilot will land the balloon in
a safe place free from animals and trees.
What happens after we have landed?
Our crew who has been following the balloon
will meet the balloon at the landing site. After a photo
session to record your unique flight, we depart for
Breakfast, where you will share in the 200 year-old
tradition of a complimentary champagne toast.
How does the chase crew know where the balloon is going?
The chase crew is in contact with the
pilot at all times and follows the balloon while you
are in flight. The chase crew is well briefed and experienced.
The previous evening, the pilot will
give you the exact time you will be collected at your
lodge and all the information that you need to be ready.
Keep in mind that ballooning is weather permitting and
if the pilot feels it not safe, he will cancel the flight.
Where and when do we meet?
We meet approximately one hour before
sunrise at your hotel. From there Adventures Aloft balloon
Safaris transport balloon guests to one of the launch
sites. The launch site is chosen by the pilot, based
on wind direction. As passengers, the pilot will give
you two briefings.
first will be just after you have got into the basket
prior to taking off. The second will be shortly before
Can we bring cameras?
Guest are welcome to bring cameras and
binoculars are especially recommended on the flight,
however Adventures Aloft
flights do not accept responsibility
for personal belongings.
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Aloft Balloon Safaris in Masai Mara National Reserve
Office Tel: + 254 (0) 20 2437871
: 0721242711 (Safaricom) - Kenya