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Hot Air Safaris

Talek Road, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
+254 726 145503
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So expensive but so glad we booked

Our family of 4 had an experience of our lifetime. We had to wake up super early about 4am, rode... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mei T
A birthday that cannot be beaten

A Balloon ride over the Masai Mara was my birthday present and I have to say it's unlikely I will... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jodie E
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Talek Road, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family of 4 had an experience of our lifetime. We had to wake up super early about 4am, rode about 30 mins to the site. There we were split into groups of 8 as the balloon basket takes 8 persons. It was interesting to...More

Thank Mei T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Balloon ride over the Masai Mara was my birthday present and I have to say it's unlikely I will ever have a better one. This was an awesome experience! The Pilot eas knowledgeable and fun and we had a fantastically smooth ride (and Landing)....More

Thank Jodie E
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

It was our first balloon ride and it was great! The trip is a bit expensive but we think it is worth it because of the unique experience. We saw a beautiful sunrise, hundreds of animals, amazing views and we had a nice breakfast after...More

Thank Jelle K
Reviewed 22 October 2017

A 04.20 am start...early but well worth it, a truly breathtaking experience, The crew were all very professional and the trip from start to finish was just amazing, So peaceful up in the air, sunrise, spectacular views, wildlife...trip of a lifetime! Then down for champagne...More

Thank minster17
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Was on the Masi and our guide recommended it. Does mean an early start but it is worth it. seeing the Masi from a different perspective, watching the migration. If you can go with Captain Riz, he gives a great commentary. The champagne breakfast is...More

Thank Graham I
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The balloon ride was one of the highlights of the trip, You leave your hotel before dawn and are shuttled into the Maasi Mara Game Reserve arriving at the launce site at dawn. You climb into the balloon baskets using foot holds and off you...More

1  Thank SteveBressi
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Reading the reviews before, I questioned if it was worth the money - it DEFINITELY was! We had such a fab trip, with a hilarious Canadian Captain who made us feel very safe. We flew through elephants and giraffes, with a very smooth landing. At...More

Thank keentraveller2013928
Reviewed 27 August 2017

It is expensive but well worth every cent of it. I went with a group of 10+ members for a 4WD safari of the Maasai Mara National Reserve and only me and another American young lady decided to take up the challenge. We left our...More

Thank Ricky Y
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I can't rate this experience highly enough!! From take off to landing it was smooth flying!! Our pilot David was excellent with a great sense of humour. The view was fantastic & it certainly gave a great overview of the Mara. The champagne breakfast was...More

Thank AliGay
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Yes, the price was fairly steep, but we decided this was probably our only time in the Masai Mara, so why not splurge. I am so glad we did! It was the most surreal experience and one that we will never forget. We had a...More

Thank Sharon M
RizJ, Chief Pilot at Hot Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Thank you Sharon M! Glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Best wishes!

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14 September 2016|
Response from mcw81689 | Reviewed this property |
I know it cost our family $385/pp. We traveled as a group of 6 people and negotiated the price with our safari company.