Admire Mount Kilimanjaro at eye-level and the Amboseli ecosytem from above on a hot-air balloon safari. From up here, you can see wildlife traversing the plains below and gain a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness between Amboseli National Park and its surrounding communities.
What to Expect
Your Butler will gently awaken you before sunrise with hot coffee, fresh orange juice and warm pastries, delivered to your Suite
Enjoy the crisp morning air as you drive to the balloon launch site, located in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro just outside the Kimana Gate into Amboseli National Park
A quick pre-flight briefing and then your adventure begins — you’re in the basket, effortlessly gliding through the air
Everything glows in the morning light as you descend back to earth to enjoy a champagne breakfast
For Angama Amboseli guests, we work with Kilimanjaro Balloon Safaris — a respected company with impeccable safety records.
Hot-air ballooning is available to guests staying at Angama Amboseli. The early morning drive to the launch site, at Kimana Gate, is one hour from the lodge.
Breakfast and bubbles are served wherever you land. This is a shared, festive affair with platters of breakfast favourites such as bacon, eggs and pancakes. For guests who would prefer a more private experience, we can arrange for an exclusive private picnic breakfast to be set up.
Shared baskets are priced at US$450 per adult and US$350 per child aged 4-11 years. With a valid Kenyan ID, prices are US$375 per adult and US$275 per child. Pricing is subject to change.
Each balloon carries 12-16 passengers, making it easy to accommodate families and groups. The large baskets make for more space per person and the balloons have turning vents so the pilot can rotate the balloon during flight, giving everyone a 360-degree view of the game and topography.
All of the hot-air ballooning operators we work with have impeccable safety records. All passengers should be sure they do not have any pre-existing medical conditions, which could be affected by the ballooning experience or could prevent them from safely taking part — please seek professional medical advice if unsure. The landing can be bumpy, so elderly guests or those with injuries should consider this unpredictable possibility. Children must be age four or older and accompanied by a responsible adult. Regrettably, no expectant mothers may participate on a flight.
Flight time may vary depending on the weather conditions, but it usually lasts approximately one hour.
In order to complete the quick paperwork, watch the inflating of the balloons and take to the air at sunrise, guests will be awoken at 04h00, with a cup of tea or coffee delivered to their tent.
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