Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Safari, 2022-2023 Updated Prices and Review

A hot air balloon drifts over a herd of wildebeest at the Masai Mara National Reserve in July 2021

Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Safari, 2022-2023 Updated Prices and Reviews

Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Ride, Overview

A hot air balloon safari over the Masai Mara National Reserve roughly takes 1 hour from launch and is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It is one of the most unforgettable and exciting things to do in Kenya. We highly recommend you book your Masai Mara safari for at least three days to allow time for this activity along with other activities you might want to do while at the Masai Mara.

Against a backdrop of stunning sunrises, hot-air balloon flights in the Masai Mara give you the desired vantage point of the diverse wildlife across the vast Masai Mara National Reserve.

Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Ride, 2022-2023 Prices

So what is the price of a hot air balloon ride in Masai Mara you ask? Expeditions Maasai Safaris has the best prices for a hot air balloon ride in Maasai Mara.

Masai Mara High/Peak Season Balloon Ride Charges/Rates

  • Each adult - $400
  • Each child - $280

Masai Mara Low Season Balloon Ride Charges/Rates

  • Each adult - $380
  • Each child - $275

Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Child Policy

A child between 3 and 11 years is called a child. 12 years and above is considered and charged as an adult

What is included in the Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Ride Package?

  • Pick up from your Masai Mara camp/lodge using a 4x4 safari land cruiser
  • Balloon ride (takes approximately 1hr )
  • Full bush breakfast with champagne/wine
  • Brief game drive en route back to the camp/lodge
  • Balloon certificate duly signed by the Pilot.

What is not included:

  • Payment processing fee - $25 per person
  • Hotel accommodation and Transport from Nairobi
  • Park entry fees

Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Ride Itinerary.

  • 4 am to 5:30 am - Pick up from your Masai Mara hotel to the Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Ride launch site

On the day of your balloon flight, one of our custom safari vehicles will collect you from your lodge between 0400-0530AM and drive you to the launch site.

  • 5:30 am to 6:30 am - Hot Coffee and Safety Briefing

You will arrive at the launch site by 6 AM, and depending on weather conditions, you can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while you watch the balloons being prepared for take-off. You will then meet your pilot, who will give you a safety briefing as well as explain what you can expect during your flight.

  • 6:30 am to 7:45 am - Take off

You will then be loaded into your balloon basket for take-off just before sunrise, at about 6:30 AM. The flight will last approximately one hour, depending on wind conditions, and the balloon will land between 7:30 and 7:45 AM.

  • 8:00 am - Landing

Upon landing, you can observe the complete deflation of the balloon envelope. Our vehicles will then transport you a short distance to breakfast.

  • 8:30 am - Bush Breakfast

Our breakfast is set up on the picturesque savannah plains of the Mara, typically under the shade of a single balanite tree. You will sit down to a full bush breakfast in the Kenyan style, complete with eggs-to-order, fresh juices, fruits, cereals & of course sparkling wine.

During breakfast, you can also peruse the photos your pilot has taken during the flight, and decide whether you would like to purchase the photos

  • 9:00 am - Departure from the Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon ride launch site, en-route game drive

After breakfast, at about 9 AM, you will have a brief game drive back to your camp /lodge or meet up with your driver guide for an onward itinerary.

Depending on what you find along the way, the game drive usually takes about one and a half hours. Our drivers are all experienced safari guides who have attained their “bronze” level guiding certificate from the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association. Our drivers have also undertaken strict in-house training to ensure the safety and enjoyment of your game drive.

  • 11:30 am - Arrival at your Masai Mara camp/lodge

By 10:30/11:30 AM you should be back at your camp or lodge, already reliving the memories of the morning’s flight.

Which Masai Mara Lodge/Camp should I book to do the Hot Air Balloon Ride?

We cover entire camps/lodges within & bordering Sekenani, Olalaimutiak & Talek entry Gates of the Masai Mara National Reserve. We also do the hot air balloon rides within the Mara Triangle. Some of the popular Masai Mara hotels from where we do the hot Air Balloon ride pick-up are:

  1. AA Lodge
  2. Castle Mara Camp
  3. Crocodile Camp
  4. Duma Camp
  5. Enaidura Camp
  6. Enkorok camp
  7. Fisi Camp
  8. Hammerkop Camp
  9. Kandili Camp
  10. Kicheche Bush
  11. Legends Mara Camp
  12. Lenchada Camp/La Maison Camp
  13. Lerai Safari Camp/Leopard Hill
  14. Lorian Camp
  15. Lalashe Camp
  16. Mara SAFARI CLUB
  17. Mahali Mzuri
  18. Mara Cheetah Camp
  19. Manyatta Camp
  20. Mara Eden Camp
  21. Maisha Mara Camp
  22. Mara Ngenche
  23. Mara Plains
  24. Mara Sarova Camp
  25. Mara Simba Lodge
  26. Mara Expeditions
  27. Naibor Camp
  28. Nalepo/ Sweet Acacia
  29. Olare Mara Kempinski
  30. Olseki Hemmngways Camp
  31. OlMoran Camp
  32. Oloshaiki
  33. Olumara /Oltome Camps
  34. Oluwaru
  35. Olengoti Camp/Olive Bush Camp
  36. Osero Camp
  37. Porini Cheetah/Olkinyei
  38. Porini Mara
  39. Rekero Camp
  40. Rhino Tourist Camp
  41. Riverside Camp
  42. Sala’s Camp
  43. Sand River Elewana
  44. Siana Springs Camp
  45. Sekenani Camp
  46. Sentrim Camp
  47. Spekes Lodge
  48. Spirit of Mara Lodge
  49. Tipilkwani Camp
  50. Talek Bush Camp
  51. Tangulia Camp
  52. Zebra Plains Camp
  53. Acacia/ Amani Mara
  54. Aruba Camp
  55. Azure Mara {PRIDE INN MARA}
  56. Ashnil Mara
  57. Asilia Africa Naibosho
  58. Base Camp /Big Five Camp
  59. Cottars 1920s/Concorde Camp**
  60. Elephant Pepper Camp
  61. Eagle view Camp
  62. Encounter Mara Camp
  63. Emayian Camp
  64. Explore Mara Nature Lodge
  65. Entumoto Camp
  66. Enchoro Camp
  67. Enkewa Camp {3Pax}
  68. Entim Camp
  69. Emboo Camp
  70. Ilkeliani Camp
  71. Ishara Camp
  72. Jambo Mara {Fmr. Domino}
  73. Julius River Camp/Kananga
  74. Keekorok /Loyk Mara
  75. Ker and Downey
  76. Kicheche Naboisho/Valley
  77. Losokwan Camp
  78. Malaika camp/Mama Safi G/Hse
  79. Mara Bush /Matira Camp
  80. Malaika Camp
  81. Mara Nyika Camp
  82. Mara Bushtops
  83. Mara Leisure Lodge
  84. Mara Eden bush
  85. Mara Explorer
  86. Mara Springs/Mt. Rock
  87. Mara Chui Camp
  88. Mara Intrepids Camp
  89. Mara River Lodge / Camp
  90. Mara Sopa Lodge
  91. Mara Toto Camp
  92. Miti Mingi
  93. Olerai Camp /Mara Crossing
  94. Olkuperia Camp/Olapa Camp
  95. Olonana /Neptune Mara Rianta
  96. Olkeri Mara
  97. Oltome Camp
  98. Oldarpoi /Olgatuni Camp
  99. Oryx Camp
  100. Porini Lion Camp
  101. Richards Camp
  102. Sidai Camp
  103. Serian Camp
  104. Wildebeest Eco Camp

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