Maasai Mara covers about 1500 km²/580 mi² and consists of gently rolling hills, acacia and woodland trees, watered by the Mara and Talek rivers. Landscape at the Mara is stunningly free and abundantly rich in wildlife allowing for magnificent viewing from above while cruising on the hot-air balloon.
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Hot Air Ballooning in Queenstown, South Island, Otago New Zealand
The town is surrounded by Lake Wakatipu and the awe-inspiring Southern Alps, with spectacular mountains such as the Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Ben Lomond. Queenstown and the surrounding area was the setting for the legendary films Lord of the Rings and X-Men Origins. Despite the mountainous landscape, the climate is considered to be oceanic, with warm summers and temperatures that can reach up to 30°C/86°F, and cold winters with frequent snowfalls.
Grasp the opportunity to explore the wild beauty of the area around Queenstown in an organized ballooning adventure. Enjoy for approximately four hours panoramic views up in the air of the beautiful but fierce Kawarau and Shotover Rivers underneath the Ramarkables range, the legendary Wakatipu and Hayes Lakes, Coronet Peak, part of the magnificent Southern Alps and the wild beauty of gorges and forests!
Note: All-year round flights. Closed-toes sport shoes required.
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January – NEW ZEALAND
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.