Balloon flight over the Mara

Reviews of Balloon flight over the Mara

Good(89%) From 7 travellers
Excellent
4
Good
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Average
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Below are independent comments from 7 of our travellers who have done this activity and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Sandra from Ottawa
Date: 9-Nov-2019 Based at: Kicheche Bush Camp
Overall:
Average
Average

Balloon flight over the Mara review

More information about the physical requirements (getting in and out of the basket for example) would have been helpful to some.

Breakfast was okay.

For the price paid, we were a little underwhelmed.

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Mr I. from Strafford
Date: 30-Aug-2019 Based at: Kicheche Bush Camp
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Amazing experience.Great views safe landing

A memorable experience. Even my wife who was very apprehensive before hand thoroughly enjoyed it. Very competent pilot, excellent views of thousands of wildebeests and other wildlife and a stunning sunrise. It was all we hoped for.

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Mr & Mrs L from Herts
Date: 24-Sep-2018 Based at: Rekero
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Balloon flight over the Maasi Mara

Our first balloon flight and what a wonderful experience.

Didn't like getting up so early (!!) and I though the b'fast was a bit ordinary, but would highly recommend this experience - the pilot was very skilled in the way she moved the balloon up and down (almost to ground level).

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Ms K from Chester Springs
Date: 28-Aug-2018 Based at: Salas Camp
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Fun Morning

Loved our balloon ride!

We wished our pilot would have flown a bit lower as it was hard to see any wildlife because we were up so high but we still enjoyed the ride and the view of the sunrise!

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Mr & Mrs P from Wiltshire
Date: 27-Sep-2017 Based at: Rekero
Overall:
Good
Good

A once in a lifetime experience.

Very long early morning trip to Little Governor's Camp, which necessitated crossinng river by boat in the dark, for balloon flight. Very professionally managed flight which was over an hour at low level with a very smooth landing topped off by a superb bush breakfast.

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Ms B from Grapevine
Date: 2-Feb-2017 Based at: Kicheche Bush Camp
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Balloon flight a must experience

The balloon company picked us up at our camp and drove us the the launch site. The balloon basket held 16 people. We rose up into the sky before sunrise and watched the sun rise over the mountains. We floated high above the trees, sometimes almost brushing against the tree tops and at other times about 15 feet off the ground. It was an amazing experience. Not the best for animal photography but the scenery was breathtaking. Afterwards a short drive to a champagne (sparkling wine) breakfast under an acacia tree. The balloon ride should be on everyone's itinerary.

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Family of 4 from New York
Date: 22-Aug-2016 Based at: Karen Blixen Camp
Overall:
Good
Good

Once in a lifetime experience

The balloon flight is extraordinary, but I'm not convinced it's worth the cost.

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