Game viewing with Hot Air Ballon Masai Mara Safaris
On most of our Masai Mara Safaris, Hot Air ballon is one exciting experience not to miss. Our safaris starts with an early awake to the beginning point of this exciting hot air ride. The balloons lift off just before sunrise when the breeze on the plains is still cold. Once airborne, the balloons are blown by the prevailing winds across the broad landscape. Apart from the hiss of the burners, the flight above the Masai Mara plains is magically silent
The pilot controls the height of the craft by regulating the flow of hot air into the balloon. Sometimes the balloon will descend over the plains for a close up view of the wildlife the lions, herds of elephants, zebras and many more; on other occasions, it rises to clear a tree canopy and rise over the reverine forest.
At the end of the flight, the passengers are treated to a champagne breakfast, complete with flowers. China and crystal are set out on the table that is placed under a convenient acacia tree. The finishing touch to the flight on our Masai Mara Safaris is a game drive back to camp or lodge and the possibility of seeing the same pride of lions, or herd of elephants that had been viewed while ballooning.Google+