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Hot Air Balloon SafarisMaggie Holidays invites you to join us in an extraordinary hot air balloon safari adventure in our bush game parks and reserves both in Kenya and Tanzania.

Each and every balloon flight is different and therefore an enchanting experience as nothing compares to gazing down upon the beauty of Africa’s forests, rivers and savannahs from above.

In Maasai Mara during the annual migration between July-September, the spectacular view of the 7th wonder of the world, herds of wildebeests moving across the plains, a family of elephants in motion movement to quench their thirst in a lake or a lion in the grass waiting for a prey to swiftly lurk on.

We aim to provide the high point of your safari and an experience that you will remember always.

The Hot air balloon safari lasts one hour in the air.


Overview of Itinerary

 Balloon safari briefing

On the eve of the Hot air balloon safari, one our representatives will come to the lodge and brief you on what to expect during the balloon safari and the pick-up time depending on your location. Any questions you have will also be addressed.

Pick up point

You will be picked from the Lodge between 04.30hrs – 05.00hrs by our driver in 4×4 WD safari jeep vehicles.


Security Check

Upon arrival at the Balloon site, there will be a pre-flight security check in accordance with all aircraft operators. Smoking is not permitted on the balloon flight so best to leave at the lodge.

Safety briefing and landing procedures will be given by the flight pilot either outside or inside the basket once you have climbed. Visual diagrams of the landing position are also carried to ensure clear understanding of the requirements.


Hot Air Balloon Flight Take off

The Pilot will inflate the balloon after you are seated in the basket.

When the balloon is standing upright and it is safe to take off, you will be asked to stand up for the thrilling adventure to begin.

You will often be seated in the basket prior to Take-off. The pilot will inflate the balloon and when it is safe to do so and the balloon is standing upright, he will tell you to stand-up, your adventure has really begun. The sharp-eyed will spot animals quickly; what never fails to amaze is the natural camouflage African wildlife has. Gently gliding with the wind over the plains of the Masai Mara, the silence, beauty and magnitude is breathtaking!

Sweep your eyes across the panoramic plains and discover the fantastic features unfolding before you, with an abundance of gentle undulating hills, sparkling rivers and verdant grasslands.

The flight takes off in the direction the wind will blow and the altitude may vary from the top or lower height, offering great photography angles.

A toast of Champagne and Breakfast

The balloon safari ends with exciting traditional celebration in the bush close to where you safely land.

Bush breakfast with a glass of sparkling wine will be served and guests, pilot, crew and our tour guide drivers will toast to a wonderful Masai mara Hot air Balloon safari memorable experience.

Return to the lodge with game drive enroute game drive and in anticipation of the nest adventure!


  • This balloon safari is available to guests doing a bush safari be it in Kenya or Tanzania East Africa!
  • As always, Maggie Holidays ‘’we will take you there’’

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