Searching on the best cost for a Masai Mara hot air balloon ride? The Masai Mara is an award winning wildlife reserve, and one of Kenya’s leading safari destinations. It has been the setting for many international films and documentaries such as the Big Cat Diary and Out of Africa.
Thousands of local and foreign visitors explore Maasai Mara every month to see lions, wildebeests, gazelles, zebras, giraffes, jackals, hyenas and birds. In rivers that pass through the Mara, visitors come across crocodiles and hippos.
A wildlife safari in Maasai Mara offers more than just game viewing opportunities. It is a great honeymoon location as well as a venue for weddings and marriage blessing ceremonies. Interesting activities include hot air balloon safaris and fly camping in the middle of the bush. Maasai Mara welcomes solo travellers, families, groups of friends, business partners etc. You can host any kind of party here. There are numerous lodges, camps and resorts too. Enjoy luxury accommodation as you explore this wonder world.
Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Ride Prices
Hot air balloons at the Masai Mara offered by different companies are designed to hold specific number of passengers. We have the option of
- 16 passengers
- 12 passengers
- 8 passengers
- 4 passengers (This option would be idea for couples who want privacy like honeymooners or photography/film crews
The balloon rides at the Masai Mara cost about $410 for an adult. For children under the age of 12 years its $300 per person (this price is not inclusive of the transportation and accommodation to the Masai Mara, something that a tour operator like us can advise you on)..
Questions Concerning Hot Air Balloon Rides in Masai Mara
1. Is there a minimum age or maximum weight allowed?
Typically children under the age of three are not allowed to fly on hot air balloons. Even though there doesn’t seem to be a weight limit for individual passengers, some balloon companies do request that you let them know in advance if you weigh over 250 pounds
2. Are take-off and landing of the balloon ride rough?
Most take-offs are normally gentle, though in windy conditions the take off might be a bit faster. If the wind is above 15 knots at the take-off site, the pilot will not fly due to safety concerns.
About half of the landings are termed as “tip over” landing, which means that the balloon basket drags along the ground for about 20 meters before coming to a stop lying on its side.
3. What to carry?
3. Closed shoes should you be required to walk though a grassy area after landing
4. Dressing in layers to enable you transition from the cool, dark early morning over the Masai Mara to the relatively hot late morning sun.
4. Duration Of Flight?
Flight lasts about one hour. You will fly approximately 15 to 25 kilometers depending on the wind conditions. Trip starts at about 5:00AM (transfer to the launch site and take off) and finishes at about 10:30AM (after having bush breakfast and being transferred to your lodge or camp).
Masai Mara Safari Trip Quote
If you are planning a safari to Masai Mara that may include a hot air balloon ride and are interested in a competitive quote, do fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.