Best of Hot Air Balloon Safaris Attractions & Luxury Tours, Kenya
A Bird’s-Eye View of the Great Migration
Lift off for an exhilarating ride in a hot air balloon and float over the vast African plains filled with herds of beasts. Of course, you’ll want to embark on ground safaris as well, but adding a balloon safari to the to-do list on your Kenya adventure will give you an added experience to relive over and over again through the years.
The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is the best destination where most of the safari lodges offer balloon rides. On Kenya balloon rides over the Maasai Mara Reserve, you will behold spectacular scenery and herds of elephants, gazelles, buffalo, giraffes, zebras, as well as the occasional pride of lions and much more.
Vacations taken during June, July, or August will provide the opportunity of witnessing one of the most magnificent marvels in nature: the mighty wildebeest migration. You’ll definitely have the advantage of viewing this stunning event from a hot air balloon which will drop low on occasions for you to see the massive herds of wildebeests and accompanying gazelles, zebras, lions, leopards and hyenas making their way to greener pastures. Check with your Kenya safari travel agents for specific times when this incredible event takes place so you’ll have the best chance of witnessing it.
Your balloon safari begins with an early morning wakeup call when you’ll be whisked away from your lodge before dawn and taken to the launch site. You’ll get to witness the inflation of the balloon and even lend a helping hand if you want. Then climb into your balloon and sail out over the impressive Kenya countryside while dropping low for up close views and then ascending again to pass over trees and hills.
After the approximate hour long trip, you’ll land at the designated site where you’ll receive an official flight certificate which you can proudly display on your office or den wall. You’ll also be treated to a refreshing champagne breakfast where you can reminisce about all the amazing scenes you saw on your adventure.
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