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air balloon trip

Katwijk, The...
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air balloon trip

Please could anybody tell me where to go for air balloon trip.

It must be very special to do this. I know it´s expensive but it must be worth it to look at the nature and the animals from above.

We go in February next year to Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara and Amboseli for 9 nights.

Very exciting because it´s the first time for us to come to Kenya.

Thanks for your information, this forum is great!!

It helped me by choosing tented lodges in the camps.

Hope that someone can help me again.

Nairobi, Kenya
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If you will be in the Masai Mara then that is the best place to take a balloon trip. They are also on offer from one location in Amboseli but, from experience, I would recommend the Mara flights. Your balloon departure point will depend on where you are staying, as there are several take-off points scattered around the Mara. It should cost you between $400 and $450 per person, no more. The average is around $435.

Safari njema,


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speak to your booking agent and find out what price they can offer you and then compare it to the price offered directly by the camp by checking their website.

it can be expensive but extremely well worth it!

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We took ours in the Mara. It was amazing, very expensive, but amazing. We went with Balloon Safaris Ltd. We paid $450. May depend on the season. We went in October. Our driver/guide took us directly to this company the day before our flight. Since you are picked up at around 4:30 a.m. you need to do all the paperwork at least a day ahead of time. It may be that certain tour companies work with certain balloon companies, but the above company and Captain Elly were fantastic.

Have a great flight !!

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