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Hot air ballooning in the Masai Mara

An amazing experience you'll never forget. A birds eye view of a safari!



Africa Specialist
Published on

14 May 2018

Updated on

20 Jul 2023

Governors Camp Hot Air Balloon

A Masai Mara safari experience in Kenya is one of our favourite holidays, but to make it truly unforgetable, you might want to add a hot air balloon safari.

It's just before dawn and your hot air ballooning adventure is about to begin. Bleary eyed, your senses are awoken by the sound of roaring flames and the sight of a the balloon being inflated before your very eyes.

Whilst your craft is being prepared you'll have a briefing from the crew. Dawn breaks and your flight is ready to takeoff.

Governors Balloon Getting Ready To Launch
Time to get the balloons ready
Governors Ballon Ready For Takeoff
Ready for takeoff at Governors

As you rise slowly above the Masai Mara you'll appreciate the vastness of the landscape and the great vantage point you now hold. Enjoying this totally new perspective wildlife viewing and photo opportunities become priority.

Governors  Balloon  Guests
Governors balloon selfie!!
Girl Hot Air Ballooning In The Masai Mara
Memories to last a lifetime

Then relax! enjoy the view as you float effortlessly through the air suspended underneath your beautiful craft. Take in all the views and sights during your 45 - 60 minute flight. Moments to cherish for a lifetime.

Take in the view on a Governors balloon
Taking in the view
View Of Governors Balloon
Floating over some wildebeest
Governors Balloon Guests
Silently gliding over the Masai Mara

As your balloon comes in to land and you think your adventure is over, don't fret, it's not!

Whilst you've been up in the air the ground crew have been keeping tracks on you. Once they've worked out your landing location they create the traditional end of flight meal, a beautiful champagne breakfast. Take in the experience over a nice chilled glass of champagne.

Governors Champagne Breakfast
Getting ready for arrival of the guests
Governors Balloon Breakfast
Preparing breakfast

It's still not over. You need to get back to camp, and the best way to do that is on a game drive! The rest of the morning is spent slowly heading back to your accommodation taking in all available wildlife viewing.

Governors Balloon Spectator
View of a Governors Balloon
The View From A Governors Ballon
Birds eye view

Hot air ballooning the in the Masai Mara can be arranged from any camp in the Masai Mara. Governors Camp, Little Governors Camp, and Il Moran Governors Camp are three of the best to start your adventure.

The Details...

  • How much does it cost... £380 - £480 per person
  • Age restrictions... Must be 6 years +
  • Timings... Depart between 06:00 - 06:30. Arrive back in time for lunch

Whats Included...

  • 45-60 minute balloon flight
  • Champagne breakfast
  • Game drive
  • Park Fees
  • Unforgettable memories

*Please note that if you're in a remote camp there may be some additional transfer costs.

To arrange your hot air balloon flight in the Masai Mara call us on 01768 603 715

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