Hot Balloon Safari
Wild Peak Adventures offers balloon safari package in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. The Masai Mara is the northernmost part of the spectacular Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, home to the “Great Migration” and scores of other wildlife, including lions, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos, hippos, and crocodiles.
Your trip begins when you get your wake up call at your safari lodge or tented camp in the early hours of the morning, drive to the hot air balloon site. As you approach the site, the balloon seems bigger than you expected, the experience is one that has never been visited, and you are about to have a trip of a lifetime. Just as the sun is rising the hot air balloon safari starts. As you begin to get a grip on the elevation over the game filled plains and riverine forest of the Masai Mara Game Reserve you notice the wildebeest moving in large numbers across the Masai Mara plains, the beauty of the landscape when the rising sun’s bright orange colors are displayed, the elephants at the water pool, and the gazelles and zebras scampering away, just if it was their first time to witness an alien object in the sky.
The Balloon flight lasts approximately one hour, at touch down time there is a celebration, champagne is served, as hot breakfast in the bush is being prepared before your eyes on the burners that minutes before, kept you suspended in the air. You issued with a certificate of completion to display in your home country, to family, friends, coworkers. Clapping and participation by everyone present makes you proud to have achieved a wonderful safari.
Afterwards you drive back the way you came back to your lodge, enjoying game viewing,