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Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Safari

10 Minutes Drive from the Kichwa Tembo Camp, Kenya

(Masai Mara Hot Air Balloons are launched at Skyship Site not far from the Great Mara River; about Ten Minutes Drive from the Kichwa Tembo Camp and a 15 Minute Drive from Oloololo Gate (the North West Gate of the Masai Mara Reserve)


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Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon From Kichwa Tembo Camp

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Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon is launched at the Skyship site not far from the Great Mara River; about ten minutes drive from the Kichwa Tembo Camp. The balloon flight is launched between 6:00 and 6:30am (sunrise).


The balloon travels 15 to 25 kilometers depending on wind conditions. The gentle and silent nature of the Masai Mara Hot Air 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.


The scenery from a hot air balloon is unforgettable due to its spectacular and breathtaking nature; the ultimate safari experience. The balloon flight takes you over the diverse habitats of the Masai Mara Reserve; the great Mara River, swamps, forests, wildlife and the African Savannah. The diversity of our flight trail enables passengers to experience a unique opportunity to be a part of the Masai Mara from the air.


Upon landing, a champagne breakfast is served in the open plains of the Masai Mara. Once breakfast is over the passengers are taken back to their lodges and camps en route a game drive.


Often referred to as the 8th wonder of the world, the Masai Mara is a place that has to be visited. Viewing it from above ground level is an experience of a lifetime that will truly be with you forever. It is a rare and precious adventure never to be forgotten.




Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Rates

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Price Per Person

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Child (4 - 12 years)

1st Jan 2014
17th Feb 2014
470 US Dollars
235 US Dollars
18th Feb 2014
15th Jul 2014
450 US Dollars
225 US Dollars
16th Jul 2014
31st Oct 2014
470 US Dollars
235 US Dollars
1st Nov 2014
19th Dec 2014
450 US Dollars
225 US Dollars



* Confirmation of any booking for a hot Air Balloon is by payment


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Skyship Balloon Operation in Masai Mara

Skyship has 2 balloons: Lindstrand 180 (6 passengers) and Lindstrand 400 (16 passengers). Skyship Masai Mara balloons are ordered directly from the Lindstrand factory and are also fitted with seats.


Our hot air balloons are made specially for operation in the Masai Mara. Masai Mara Balloon flight by Skyship are launched from a campsite near Kichwa Tembo Camp at sun rise.


Large electric fans cold-inflate the balloon; the electric fans are operating silently so that the guests can hear animals in the serene atmosphere of the Mara.


When the balloon is inflated the pilot lights the gas burners and heats the balloon. The heat launches the balloon in to the air. As soon as the balloon is launched, the passengers step inside the basket and the pilot takes off.


The average flight duration is 1 Hour; traveling approximately 15 to 25 Kilometers depending the wind condition. On 95% of the days the wind goes south deep into the Masai Mara Reserve where the balloon lands.


Up on landing a luxurious Champagne breakfast is served followed by a game drive en route your journey back to you hotel, camp, or lodge.


Masai Mara Balloon Pilots
pilots are highly experienced balloon operators and have accumulated numerous hours in the profession. They have also spent a lot of time in the Masai Mara and this has provided them with excellent knowledge of the Masai Mara and made them good tour guides.


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Masai Mara Balloon Frequently Asked Questions

1. What should you bring with you?
Something warm to wear on top (fleece or a sweater), A hat, camera and binoculars – nothing too heavy.


2. What’s the duration of the flight?
The average flight duration is 1 hour traveling approximately 15 to 25 km depending on wind conditions.


3. What is the launch time and drive to the launch site?
Launch time is between 6:00 and 6:30am (sun rise), it is a 10 minute drive from Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp to our launch site.


4. How high do we fly?
We can fly from a few centimeters above the ground up to 12,500 ft above sea level, legally above 12500 feet A.G.L oxygen needed.


5. How do we get to the launch site and back to the hotel?
We provide transport to and from your hotel/lodge/camp. Upon your request we may take you on a game drive after the Champagne Breakfast.


6. Where do we land?
It all depends on the wind on any given day - 95% of days the wind takes us south, deep into the Masai Mara Reserve where we land.


7. How does the pilot control the balloon?
The pilot controls the vertical access by heating or cooling the balloon (envelope). If the pilot adds heat to the envelope the balloon goes up and if he lets the envelope cool, the balloon will go down. If the pilot wants to stay buoyant in equilibrium, he will keep the envelope at the same temperature.


The balloons fly by the wind. If there are winds of different direction in different heights the pilot can go up or down and steer the balloon according to the direction of the wind.


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Booking & Reservations for Masai Mara National Reserve Hot Air Balloon from Kichwa Tembo Camp - Kenya

Booking Office Tel: + 254 (0) 20 2437871

Mobile : 0721242711 (Safaricom) - Kenya

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