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Hot Air Safaris

Talek Road, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Once in a lifetime adventure

My son and I took the early morning ( left our camp in the rain at 4:30 AM) flight. We had an hour... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2017
dvick_or
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Portland, Oregon
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Oh My Word !! Spectacular!

I mean, you have to do this in your life. You just have to. Day starts with a pick up from your... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2016
Philip N
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Talek Road, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

My son and I took the early morning ( left our camp in the rain at 4:30 AM) flight. We had an hour + delay because we had to wait for the sky's to clear of a storm. Our captain had been flying balloons for...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I mean, you have to do this in your life. You just have to. Day starts with a pick up from your hotel; the drive will depend on how far your lodge/camp is from the place. Upon arrival at the site you register then offered...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

If you haven't done a balloon ride, it's difficult to convey the magic in words. From the minute we arrived at the "take off" zone, regardless of the different nationalities & cultures, the sense of excitement was palpable from children to Grandparents. This is an...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2016

This was our first hot-air balloon experience, and a late add-on to our itinerary in the Maasai Mara. It is an early day; we were told to be ready for pickup from our camp at 4:20AM, but the driver arrived just before 4:00AM. Fortunately we...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2016

The balloon safari was a breathtaking experience! To float across the Mara plains over a spectacular sunrise and to see the wildlife from a different vantage point was stunning. It was a smooth ride with our humorous pilot Ray! This special experience was captured in...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We booked with Hot Air Safaris our balloon ride in advance. But on the day of the ride noone picked us up from our hotel. They postponed the ride to the next day.

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RizJ, Chief Pilot at Hot Air Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Thank you for your feedback and our sincere apologies for the inconvenience. Sometimes mix ups happen with bookings, and we apologise for your unfortunate experience. Regards,

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Reviewed 14 October 2016

This was an amazing way to spend the morning! You're picked up at your hotel at about 5 in the morning, depending on where you're based and taken to the start point in the park. At 6 they start filling the balloons and then you're...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2016

I was visited at my camp by rep from Hot Air Balloons to explain the next day's plans etc. We were collected at 5am and taken to the departure point. This meant lying down flat inside the basket and it gradually stood up before we...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2016

I am so glad we spent the money for a hot air balloon ride with this company. Though we did not see the migration as we had hoped, and did not see anything new in the way of animals, it was still a SUPER ENJOYABLE...More

Thank Carol T
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Hot Air Safaris runs a first-class operation resulting in an amazing experience. Pick up at our hotel was prompt, and our driver Sammy was fantastic. He pulled over a couple of times to view animals as we returned from our flight. The ride was smooth...More

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Addis69
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I know it cost our family $385/pp. We traveled as a group of 6 people and negotiated the price with our safari company.
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