Hot Air Ballooning in Maasai Mara National Reserve, South Rift Valley, Rift Valley Kenya

15-25km/ 9-15mi
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.

Hot-air ballooning at the Mara is THE ultimate experience as you go over the diverse habitats of the Maasai Mara, the Mara River, forests, swamps and the African Savannah!!! Wildlife treats include the “Big Five”, the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and the buffalo among other animals like the hippo, crocodiles just to mention but a few.

Normally the balloon flight starts very early in the morning between 6-6.30 am and would go a distance between 15 and 25 km (9-15 mi) depending on the wind conditions. If you happen to be at the Mara between the months July and October, then you get to experience the phenomenal “Great Migration” of over a million wildebeests together with a number of Zebras and gazelles!!!