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Hot Air Safaris

Talek Road, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
254726145503
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A Highlight of the Trip - Expensive, but well Worth It!

The balloon ride was one of the highlights of the trip, You leave your hotel before dawn and are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
SteveBressi
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The Villages, Florida
Amazing flight with great breakfast and a 'loo with a view'!!

Reading the reviews before, I questioned if it was worth the money - it DEFINITELY was! We had such... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
keentraveller2013928
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Talek Road, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The balloon ride was one of the highlights of the trip, You leave your hotel before dawn and are shuttled into the Maasi Mara Game Reserve arriving at the launce site at dawn. You climb into the balloon baskets using foot holds and off you...More

Thank SteveBressi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reading the reviews before, I questioned if it was worth the money - it DEFINITELY was! We had such a fab trip, with a hilarious Canadian Captain who made us feel very safe. We flew through elephants and giraffes, with a very smooth landing. At...More

Thank keentraveller2013928
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is expensive but well worth every cent of it. I went with a group of 10+ members for a 4WD safari of the Maasai Mara National Reserve and only me and another American young lady decided to take up the challenge. We left our...More

Thank Ricky Y
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I can't rate this experience highly enough!! From take off to landing it was smooth flying!! Our pilot David was excellent with a great sense of humour. The view was fantastic & it certainly gave a great overview of the Mara. The champagne breakfast was...More

Thank AliGay
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Yes, the price was fairly steep, but we decided this was probably our only time in the Masai Mara, so why not splurge. I am so glad we did! It was the most surreal experience and one that we will never forget. We had a...More

Thank Sharon M
RizJ, Chief Pilot at Hot Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Thank you Sharon M! Glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Best wishes!

Reviewed 28 July 2017

A balloon ride during the great migration is a trip of a lifetime. The number and variety of animals is remarkable. Seeing the animals from above is a perspective to remember. The champagne breakfast was wonderful and the game drive back to camp was full...More

Thank Mark T
RizJ, Chief Pilot at Hot Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Thank you Mark T! We appreciate your feedback and glad you enjoyed! Best wishes!

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Had booked our whole trip from Game viewers adventure limited but had not taken this hot air Safari as it was very expensive $400 per person compared to other countries Dubai and turkey.Had done our Safari in Land cruiser .

1  Thank Varun0909
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We were staying at Mara Crossings Camp and had very good two days doing safaris, having a bush breakfast and sun downers. With the kids with other members of the family, I decided to try the Balloon Safari. I had never been in a hot...More

Thank aliwahab79
Reviewed 17 July 2017

What a great way to start a day - watching the sunrise over the Maasai Mara. A wonderful experience to fly over the park. Great pictures of the animals and the landscape. You start with a hour ride with a unique takeoff and landing. While...More

Thank Bprof
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Before beginning my review let me explain that I had a previous experience of doing a ballon ride at Capadoccia in Goreme's park, Turkey, which was one of my best experience. Having said that and after 6 days of safaris in different places including the...More

Thank Laura G
RizJ, Chief Pilot at Hot Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Thank you for your good feedback! We are very careful not to compare ourselves with other Balloon operators in the Mara let alone in the world. Our product is completely different from that offered in Turkey. We try and advise everyone booing a flight that...More

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Addis69
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Response from mcw81689 | Reviewed this property |
I know it cost our family $385/pp. We traveled as a group of 6 people and negotiated the price with our safari company.
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