A hot air balloon ride in Masai Mara is a spectacular way to explore the wilderness of The Masai Mara from a breathtaking aerial view. We advise that you have at least 3 days on a safari to Masai Mara in order to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience. The balloons in Masai Mara are managed by a great team of experienced pilots with over 50 years of successful flying and are licensed by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority with Air Operators Certificates. Hot air balloons over Masai Mara vary in size based on the capacity each hot air balloon can take up, these range from 16 passengers, 12 passengers, 8 passengers, 6 passengers to 4 passenger balloons all available for booking. We advise that you book your hot air balloon Safari experience in advance to ensure availability, especially in peak seasons. This can be made possible by contacting a Kenya tour operator, accommodation in Masai Mara our team at Masai Mara Holidays who will ensure your flight session in the park is readily reserved.

Why you should book a Hot Air Balloon ride in Kenya Masai Mara

The hot air balloon safari Masai Mara has been rated by most travelers as one of the most wonderful activities to do on a visit to the park. The balloons in Masai Mara are up to date with improved modifications to ensure safety and maintain the overtime flight success record these flights in Masai Mara have set. The heat used inside the envelope is not like the others in that it is supplied from “shadow and stealth” burners. These improved burners have been developed to make less noise which greatly improves the impact the former burners had on the environment.

The baskets that accommodate travelers are designed to fit your comfort and accommodate all group sizes ranging from 4 to 16 people on a single flight. The interior of each basket is divided into various compartments, each compartment is designed with comfortable well-cushioned seats to accommodate one person or two people. Best of all, a hot air balloon Masai Mara will offer you a chance to fly over the remote parts of Masai Mara that are limited to safari vehicles.

The Hot Air balloon Safari Experience

The Masai Mara is one of the world’s most evocative wildernesses, floating above the river and a plane of sunrise is an experience that feeds the soul. Hanging silent at the mercy of the wind, the extent of this natural wonder sprawls boundless in all directions from the ceaseless twists of the Mara River to the verdant forests on its banks. Then further to the red oak grass Plains that support the abundant herds from the air. The drama the Mara plays out on an epic scale at the bird’s-eye view shows the enduring will of prey, the never ending tenacity of predators, life and death captured from above

Our hot air balloon ride Masai Mara experience at Masai Mara Holidays Ltd, starts with an early rise, you will then be transferred to the launch site by our professional guide at 6:00H. Upon your arrival at the site, there is an optional cup of coffee to warm you up before you embark on the flight over Masai Mara. Enjoy the earlier minutes of watching the hot air balloons being prepared shortly after which you will be briefed about the experience you are about to encounter. After the briefing, you will be assisted by the ballooning crew to get on the basket to kick start the flight at 6:30H. As the flight takes off, the scenic views of Masai Mara in the background of the morning sunrise will open up to you, enjoy aerial views of the gentle plains, various wildlife species, flowing Mara river all under the guidance of a professional pilot well versed with wildlife and Masai Mara as a Park.

Should your safari to Masai Mara be in the months of July- September, there is a high chance you will witness the great migration of wildebeests on your flight. The flight is approximately an hour landing at 7:30H, you will witness the deflation session shortly after which you will be transferred for a short game drive with a luxurious bush breakfast set up on the Savannah plains of Masai Mara. Enjoy a full breakfast under a balanite tree in the open Masai Mara wilderness, the breakfast encompasses fresh juices, wine, eggs, sausages, and cereals among others. You will then transfer back to your accommodation with an en-route game drive after breakfast.


The hot air balloon Masai Mara is open to both adults and children, however, children are limited to age 4 years and above with guidance from a parent or guardian. In the case of an adult weighing more than 120kg, he or she is required to book an extra place on the balloon which is ideally twice the cost. This is a precaution measure taken to ensure limited cases of overweight on the hot air balloon. Adults are expected to be in good health and physically fit before embarking on the adventure.

balloon ride Masai Mara cost

The Masai Mara balloon safari price varies with adults and children, while the ride costs up to $ 410 for an adult, it will cost you $300 per person for a child under the age 12 years,This price is inclusive of a flight, bush breakfast, pick up from accommodation near the Park and transfers back to the accommodation in a 4×4 safari vehicle. The price is exclusive of accommodation and Transportation to Masai Mara.

To get a better deal for a quote for this adventure to Masai Mara that includes a hot air ballooning Experience, contact our experts at Masai Mara Holidays in advance.