1 Day
Tour Type
Wildlife Safaris
Group Size
10 Person
Tour Guide
2 Mentor
Amboseli, Masai Mara

Hot Air Balloon Experience in Masai Mara

Embark on an extraordinary adventure that transcends the ordinary—an exhilarating hot air balloon experience over the breathtaking landscapes of Masai Mara National Reserve. Rise with the dawn and witness the savannah come alive beneath you as you soar above one of Africa’s most iconic wilderness areas. Our adventure begins with a pre-dawn departure from your accommodation, where you’ll be greeted by the friendly faces of your experienced balloon pilots and guides. As you journey to the launch site, anticipation builds, and excitement fills the air—a sense of wonderment at the journey that lies ahead.

Upon arrival at the launch site, witness the spectacle of hot air balloons being inflated, their vibrant colors glowing against the backdrop of the awakening sky. With a gentle whoosh of hot air, the balloons begin to rise, suspended by the ethereal beauty of flight, ready to carry you on an unforgettable journey above the Masai Mara. As the sun peeks over the horizon, casting its golden rays across the landscape, board your balloon and ascend into the heavens, leaving behind the cares of the world below. Drifting effortlessly with the wind, soar above the savannah, a silent witness to nature’s grandeur unfolding beneath you.

From your lofty vantage point, behold a panorama of breathtaking beauty—the meandering curves of the Mara River, the vast herds of wildebeest and zebra on their annual migration, and the iconic silhouettes of acacia trees dotting the landscape like sentinels of the wild.

As you glide gracefully through the sky, your experienced pilot will guide you on a journey of discovery, pointing out landmarks, wildlife sightings, and hidden gems that define the Masai Mara. Listen to the whispers of the wind as it carries you across the landscape, a gentle reminder of the awe-inspiring power of nature.

As the morning sun reaches its zenith, casting long shadows across the plains, your balloon gently descends to earth, touching down amidst the tall grasses of the Masai Mara. With hearts full of wonder and spirits uplifted by the beauty of the journey, disembark from your balloon and celebrate with a traditional champagne toast—a time-honored tradition that marks the end of an extraordinary adventure.

But the memories you’ve made will last a lifetime—the exhilaration of flight, the beauty of the Masai Mara from above, and the sense of wonder that comes from experiencing nature in its purest form. Bid farewell to the wilderness and return to the world below, carrying with you the spirit of adventure and the knowledge that true beauty lies not only in the places we explore but in the experiences that shape us along the way.


Destination Masai Mara/ Amboseli
Depature Yes Required
Departure Time 6.00AM
Return Time 8.00 AM
  • 1 hour hot air ballon ride
  • Breakfast in the bush
  • Services of a professional guide
  • Tops


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  • 4:30 AM: Departure from your accommodation in Masai Mara to the hot air balloon launch site.
  • 5:00 AM: Arrival at the launch site. Receive a warm welcome from the balloon pilots and guides.
  • 5:15 AM: Briefing session and safety instructions provided by experienced balloon crew.
  • 5:30 AM: Watch the inflation of the hot air balloons as the first light of dawn breaks over the horizon.
Sunrise Balloon Flight
  • 6:00 AM: Board the hot air balloon and prepare for takeoff as the sun begins to rise.
  • 6:30 AM: Experience the exhilaration of flight as you soar above the Masai Mara savannah.
  • 7:00 AM: Drift effortlessly with the wind, witnessing the beauty of the landscape from a bird's-eye view.
  • 7:30 AM: Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Mara River, herds of wildlife, and the iconic scenery of Masai Mara.
  • 8:00 AM: Capture unforgettable moments and wildlife sightings from the comfort of the hot air balloon basket.
  • 8:30 AM: Begin descent as the morning sun illuminates the savannah below.
Champagne Breakfast and Celebration
  • 9:00 AM: Touchdown amidst the tall grasses of Masai Mara. Celebrate your unforgettable experience with a traditional champagne toast.
  • 9:30 AM: Enjoy a sumptuous bush breakfast served in the midst of the wilderness.
  • 10:30 AM: Receive a personalized flight certificate commemorating your hot air balloon adventure.
  • 11:00 AM: Departure from the landing site. Transfer back to your accommodation in Masai Mara.

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Base Price $450