Maasai Mara Organised Trips

Governors' Hot-Air Balloon Safari

Governors’ balloon safari over the Mara plains could just be the most beautiful balloon flight in the world. After watching the crew inflate their craft at the launch site, take flight and drift upwards as the sun rises for an entirely different perspective of the Mara; the bright pink-orange haze visible for miles across the vast savannah; a group of grazing zebra becoming distinguishable from their silhouette forms below; a family of elephants wandering just below you. The photo opportunities are incredible. And wherever you land, a Champagne breakfast will be laid out for you to enjoy. It’s one of our most highly recommended safari experiences.

Guests in select camps nearby can also book the Governors' balloon safari. For guests staying at camps in other areas of the Mara, similar hot-air balloon safaris are available - please ask your Personal Travel Expert for details.

Duration:

Around an hour for the balloon ride, drifting wherever the air currents take you

Start time: Before dawn, departing from behind Little Governors' Camp
What to take:

We recommend bringing a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and a light jacket or jumper.