Elementaita Balloon is No Longer in Operation Since
29th November 2011
Air Balloon at Lake Elementaita
Elementaita is 25 Minutes after Naivasha & 30 Minutes
Elementaita Balloon flight
Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha & Lake Nakuru
Air balloon ride at Lake Elementaita in Kenya
is operated by GoBallooning Kenya - the only
company operating the balloon in Lake Nakuru,
Lake Naivasha and Elementaita area.
ride starts in the cool crisp air before sunrise,
so that you can catch the rays when already
air-borne- fantastic! It takes off from Soysambu
ranch, and is cheaper than the Masai Mara
cost may seem prohibitive until you discover
just what is included in the package, plus
once you're done with the experience you'll
be convinced it was worth every penny.
an hour's ride, it takes you up to 4,000metres
above sea level, to heights, from which you
may easily view lakes Nakuru, Naivasha and
Elementaita- all at once, plus Mt. Kenya,
Hell's Gate National Park, and the 'Sleeping
Masai Warrior' hill!
afraid of heights- forget your phobia because
the ride is so smooth you won't believe how
much you would have missed out on!
Air balloon ride at Lake Elementaita gives you a chance
to see Lake Elementaita from an entirely different angle,
with its flamingos taking off en masse in pink streaks,
the only sound being the ruffle of their wings.
lake is bordered on one side by a wildlife sanctuary,
so go on an 'airy' game drive and watch the giraffes,
buffaloes and other animals running away from this strange
object floating high above them.
back on the ground, a bush breakfast awaits- from sparkling
wine to hot and cold courses, eaten at leisure- after
all, you paid for it! And to top it all, GoBallooning
give you a giveaway package to remember your 'voyage
through diversity and time'.
Sleeping Warrior or Delamere Nose
Air Balloon from Lake Elementaita, Kenya
Elementaita Balloon over Soysambu
Elementaita Balloon Flight Prices
Per Person Adult
Longer in Operation
Departure: Flights take place daily,
depending on the weather conditions.
From your Hotel between 0500 Hours - 0530 Hours
Take Off: At
sunrise (around 0630 Hours)
Altitude: Depending on the prevailing
weather conditions the altitude may be close to the
ground or up to 4000 M.S.L.
After a safe landing and photo shooting
session, you will be served a unique champagne style
bush breakfast in the in the Soysambu Conservancy.
to lodge: 0900 Hours - 0930 Hours
Elementaita Balloon Flight Description
Air Balloon from Elementaita; The Great
Rift Valley (Lake Naivasha-Lake Nakuru) Balloon
Safari operation is based in Soysambu, on the
historic Delamere Estate.
in colonial history, this 200 square kilometer
farm combines a working cattle ranch with a
game sanctuary that is home to large herds of
zebra, giraffe, buffalo, eland, gazelle and
launch site is within easy reach of safari lodges
and hotels in the Naivasha and Nakuru region,
making this an ideal morning excursion for anyone
spending the night in this area.
8-man balloon, captained by experienced pilot
Othmar, launches at dawn, rising with the sun
over the sprawling plains of Delamere before
skimming low across the shores of Lake Elmenteita.
shallow soda lake, Elementaita is one of the
main ports of call for the Rift's famed flamingo
flocks, drawn to the nutrient rich waters.
flamingos create an expansive carpet of pink across
the surface of the lake, and a silent gliding balloon
is the perfect way to see them up close. As the flocks
take wing beneath the basket, it feels as though the
balloon has joined the birds in flight as they cross
the broad waters of the lake.
familiar with the 1985 film version of Out of Africa
will be immediately reminded of the classic shot of
a biplane soaring across flocks of flying flamingo.
a plane however, the Great Rift Valley (Lake Naivasha-Lake
Nakuru) Balloon Safari provides an unobtrusive opportunity
to see these birds at close quarters and the steady
smooth progress across the lakeshore is ideal for
the lake, the Great Rift Valley (Lake Naivasha
- Lake Nakuru) Balloon Safari makes a low level traverse
of the riparian forests around Elementaita, giving
passengers a treetop view of giraffes nibbling leaves,
gazelles grazing grass and elands and impala following
well established game trails through the undergrowth.
this airborne game drive, the Great Rift Valley (Lake
Naivasha-Lake Nakuru) Balloon Safari makes a breathtaking
ascent skyward, up to 3,500 metres. From this altitude,
the true magnitude of the Rift is revealed in its
long winding lava flows, deep volcanic craters and
allowing, there may well also be views of both Mount
Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's two highest
peaks in a single, awe inspiring view.
again, the hour-long safari ends with a landing on
the plains between Elementaita and Nakuru. The exact
position and pace of the landing is determined by
the wind, and a sometimes bouncy return to earth is
often made under the curious gaze of herds of plains
the time you have landed, a full champagne breakfast
is waiting, laid out in the shade of yellow acacia
trees. For anyone on safari in the Naivasha or Nakuru
area, Great Rift Valley (Lake Naivasha-Lake Nakuru)
Balloon Safari is an excellent excursion, with an
easy pick up available from your safari lodge.
& Reservations for Hot
Air Balloon at Lake Elementaita Kenya
Office Tel: + 254 (0) 20 2437871
: 0721242711 (Safaricom) - Kenya