Balloon Safari in Maasai Mara Kenya
For a traveler looking for a lifetime experience should opt for the balloon safaris in Kenya’s Maasai Mara national park. The park is full of various amazing things and activities of which they include these balloon safaris which will be done last after the other activities in the park such as game viewing where you will view the annual migration of Wildebeests, Thomson’s gazelles and Zebras together with many other animals of which all this makes the park more attractive and among the most ideal parks in Africa for safaris. Travelers to the park who will wish to get involved in the balloon safaris are emphasized to go with their hats to cover their heads from the heat of the gas burners.
The Eco Tours Kenya is the best tour agency which will organize and plan for your balloon safari in the Park as you will be going for the awesome wildlife tours. You will be hired a 4×4 vehicle of your choice to take you through all the activities in the Park such as game drives and the accessibility of the Park from Nairobi city. The accommodations in the Park will also be booked for you by the same agency and if you are in need of a driver, it also has them in quantity and quality because they are all well trained thus using this agency expect a superb, perfect and an amazing safari tour in Kenya and in the Park as well.
The Maasai Mara Park is the northernmost part of the spectacular Serengeti-Mara ecosystem which also involves the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and it is the home to the “Great Migration” where the Wildebeest and other species migrate from to enter the Maasai Mara in Kenya where before going for the balloon safaris you will first view a large number of wildlife in the Park such as lions, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos, Cape buffaloes, Leopards, hippos and crocodiles plus many more together with views of over 500 bird species.
The balloon safari trip is so magical and you will spend about one or two hours silently floating over the savannah in the hot air balloon where you will be filled with enough memories to last for a lifetime because you will be enjoying the aerial views of all the amazing things in the Park. The balloon safaris begin early in the morning where you float high in the sky drifting with the whim of the wind as you will be overlooking the plains of the Park just in time to experience a breathtaking sunrise and catch a bird’s eye view of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem.
Through the safaris, the brilliant flames from the hot air balloon burners light the darkness as the crews inflate their craft. The first, pink tongues of sunlight flicker across the sky as the hot air balloon fills, then rises. Suspended in a basket beneath the rainbow – coloured canopy, you’re off for a wildlife viewing adventure with an entirely different perspective. The most interesting thing especially to those involving in the balloon safaris for the first time is the absolute stillness, the silence as you float above the plains, the forest and the rivers (Talek River and Mara River) of the Park. The flight lasts an hour or so and it is really a unique experience even though you will have flown elsewhere.
During the balloon safari, you will be drifting wherever the wind takes you through the pilot will also be there to control it and thus travelers will get great opportunities for photography and video filming and after your one hour-balloon safari, you will then descend down for a luxurious bush champagne breakfast cooked wherever you land as you relax and absorb the moment. These balloon safaris are guided by experience experts on the ground and up as you will be floating and also the pilots of the balloons are experienced and possess a valid pilot permit thus giving you a comfortable and enjoyable safari.
The balloon safaris cost US$ 550 per person including the transfers and a luxurious breakfast in the bush. After your safari and having your breakfast in the bush, you will be transferred back to your home of residence in the Park and then continue with your next destinations.