Trusted Provider of Masai Mara Balloon Safaris since 2006
Located on the western bank of the Mara River, our camp is only a 10-minute drive from Kichwa Tembo, Bateleur, and Olonana Tented Camps, and a 15-minute drive from Oloololo Gate (the North West Gate of the Masai Mara Reserve).
We currently have 4 balloons – a Lindstrand 210 that hold an exclusive 8 passengers, a Lindstrand 360A which holds up to 12 passengers, and two (2) Lindstrand 400’s, which hold up to 16 passengers each.
Our balloons come to us directly from the Lindstrand factory, fitted with comfortable seats for our passengers. They are also specifically manufactured for use in the Masai Mara.
Lindstrand Balloons – One of the Best Balloon Manufacturers in the World
How they operate:
We launch our Lindstrand balloons from our camp at sunrise. Large electric fans cold-inflate the balloon; the electric fans are operating silently so that the guests can hear animals in the serene atmosphere of the Mara. When the balloon is inflated the pilot lights the gas burners and heats the balloon. The heat launches the balloon into the air. As soon as the balloon is launched, the passengers step inside the basket and the pilot takes off.
The average flight duration is 1 hour; travelling approximately 15 to 25 Km depending on the wind condition. On 95% of the days, the wind takes us south, deep into the Masai Mara Reserve where we land.
Upon landing a luxurious Champagne breakfast is served, followed by a game drive en-route your journey back to your hotel, camp, or lodge.
Experienced, Knowledgeable Pilots
Our pilots are highly-experienced balloon operators and have accumulated numerous hours in the profession. They have also spent a lot of time in the Masai Mara and this has provided them with excellent knowledge of the Masai Mara and made them good tour guides.