Safaris Masai Mara
Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
Safaris Masai Mara fly Hot Air Balloon Rides daily from
the Eastern Maasai Mara Game Reserve near Mara Simba
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fly hot air balloon rides daily from the Eastern Mara
near Mara Simba Lodge. Balloon
fleet of balloons is as follows:
5Y Z425 : 16 Passenger Balloon
5Y BVA- Z350 : 12 Passenger Balloon
5Y BZE - Z425 : 16 Passenger Balloon
5Y BXY – Z 250 : 8 Passenger Balloon
5Y BXX – Z350 : 12 Passenger Balloon
5Y BXR – Z425 : 16 Passenger Balloon
5Y BWF – Z425 : 16 Passenger Balloon
4 - 11.99 Years
The least experienced
Pilot has over 1000 hours with our most experienced
Pilot having flown balloons over 6000 hours.
Is located on the Eastern Mara near
Safaris Fleet of Vehicles/ Drivers
of over 15 land rovers with experienced drivers provide
a pick up and drop off service from all the Eastern
Mara lodges and camps. On returning after the bush breakfast
our drivers provide a game drive en route to the lodge
Mara Balloon Frequently
What should you bring with you?
Something warm to wear on top (fleece
or a sweater), A hat, camera and binoculars –
nothing too heavy.
What’s the duration of the flight?
The average flight duration is 1 hour
traveling approximately 15 to 25 km depending on wind
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 Mara Simba
Lodge to our launch site.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
& Reservations for Balloon
Safaris from the Eastern Mara near Mara Simba Lodge
Office Tel: + 254 (0) 20 2437871
: 0721242711 (Safaricom) - Kenya