Enjoy an iconic African experience: a hot-air balloon safari over the Maasai Mara. See the Mara from a different perspective, spot wildlife from above and enjoy the beautiful sunrise all from the basket of a balloon in the sky.
What to Expect
Gently wake before dawn with freshly-brewed tea or coffee delivered to your tented suite
Enjoy the fresh, early morning air on a drive through the Mara to the launch site
Watch the awe-inspiring sight of the enormous balloons filling with fired air
A quick pre-flight briefing, and before you know it, you’re in the basket, floating effortlessly above the Mara
Once you’ve settled back to earth, toast with a celebratory champagne breakfast under a tree, somewhere in the middle of nowhere
Everything you need to know about hot-air ballooning: pricing, balloon operators and safety information
For Angama Mara and Angama Safari Camp guests, we work with Governors’ Balloon Safaris — a respected company with impeccable safety records.
Hot-air ballooning is available to Angama Mara and Angama Safari Camp guests. The early morning drive to the launch site at Little Governors’ Camp is about 45 minutes from Angama Mara. Angama Safari Camp can take less time to reach the launch site, but this is dependant on the campsite location.
A hot breakfast complete with bubbles is 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 a picnic breakfast to be enjoyed without a soul in sight.
Shared baskets are priced at US$470 per adult in Standard Season and US$540 per adult in Peak Season. For children aged 8 – 15 years, the price is US$300 per child for both Standard and Peak Season. Pricing is valid for 2023 and is subject to change.
Shared baskets accommodate between 12 and 16 guests. Private baskets can be arranged with the following pricing. Standard Season: US$ 5,040 per basket for up to 12 guests and US$ 6,720 for up to 16 guests. Peak Season: US$ 5,880 per basket for up to 12 guests and US$ 7,840 for up to 16 guests. Pricing is valid for 2023 and is subject to change.
All of the hot-air ballooning operators we work with have impeccable safety records. A minimum height requirement of 1.2 metres applies, along with no children under the age of 8 and regrettably, no expectant mothers. The landing can be bumpy, so elderly guests or those with injuries should factor in this unpredictable possibility.
Flight time may vary depending on the weather conditions, but 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 04h30 am, with a cup of tea or coffee delivered to their tent.
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