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Adventures Aloft Balloon Safari

Fig Tree Camp | C14, Keekorok, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
+254 722 202564
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Can’t recommend highly enough.. fantastic!!!

This was one of our highlights on our Maasai Mara safari trip. Delighted to have the balloon to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
OreoKQ
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Spectacular view

Unfortunately it was raining the morning of our balloon ride so we were not able to go up for the... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
BardAdmirer
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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The Masai Mara Kenya's most precious jewel and there is no better way to enjoy the magic of the park than from the air ! Adventures Aloft flies daily from Fig Tree Camp and Siana Springs in the Masai Mara game reserve. Flights take off at 6.30 Each morning in time with the sunrise and allow one to experience an eagle's view of the Masai Mara and all it's beauty. To complete the celebration a champagne breakfast is served on the Mara plains after the flight , complete with butler service and an open bar. Adventures Aloft organizes pick up services from most Mara camps and lodges.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Fig Tree Camp | C14, Keekorok, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of our highlights on our Maasai Mara safari trip. Delighted to have the balloon to ourselves, with Captain Barnabas and his crew. Amazing views.. good game sightings including elephant and lion. Very gentle landing. Enjoyable champagne breakfast. So pleased we had this...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Unfortunately it was raining the morning of our balloon ride so we were not able to go up for the sunrise. However, the staff at the hotel did their best to keep people happy and informed. Luckily the rain cleared and we were able to...More

Thank BardAdmirer
Madahotels_11, Guest Relations Manager at Adventures Aloft Balloon Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Hello, We are glad you enjoyed flying with Adventures Aloft Balloon Safaris over the Masai Mara. You never get over the experience however much you fly. Its always magical. We always strive to bring out the best from every balloon ride. Hope you will choose...More

Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

The whole adventure was magical from getting up and on the road to the launch site at 3:30 am to the brunch along the Mara River after the flight. It began early while dark looking for and finding numerous animals as dawn broke while we...More

Thank MT54traveler
Madahotels_11, Guest Relations Manager at Adventures Aloft Balloon Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Hi, Thank you for the candid review and for choosing to stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your balloon flight with us. We take great pride in knowing that our guest enjoyed their balloon flight with Adventures Aloft. We promise an even better...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Today was our long-anticipated balloon ride over the Maasai Mara - a "must-do" but very overpriced. We had to be up at 4.30a.m., away at 5.00 and lifting into the sky at 6.30. It really is the most pleasant way to fly and ideal for...More

Thank NZMDProf
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We were picked up 4.30am for what was suppose to be a 3/4 ride to Fix Tree Balloon ride. The driver got lost a couple of times. He said he was new and did not know the terrain. It was dirt tracks and it was...More

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Madahotels_11, Guest Relations Manager at Adventures Aloft Balloon Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Hello Ray, Thank you for your comment on your Balloon Safari experience. We are disappointed that you did not fully enjoy your balloon safari as the flight is often the highlight of a Kenyan safari. I hope the few points below will help clarify the...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017

This has always been something I wanted to do and I might say it is not my first balloon ride so do have some perspective. The balloon was handled well and the people were nice and the breakfast afterwards was quite nice. BUT. There are...More

Thank rivermom1
Madahotels_11, Guest Relations Manager at Adventures Aloft Balloon Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Hello Rivermom1, Thank you for choosing to fly Adventures Aloft Balloon Safaris during your recent trip. We are glad you enjoyed most of the experience we offer. Adventures Aloft fleet consists of British Cameron 415 balloons which are designed and in most countries carry 20...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

I read the reviews before I left. I have been on several balloon excursions over the years & I was not prepared to miss out on this one. You have to go with an open mind, yes it is expensive US$450, yes, like all ballooning...More

Thank travella2016
Madahotels_11, Public Relations Manager at Adventures Aloft Balloon Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Hello Travella2016, Thank you for choosing to fly Adventures Aloft Balloon Safaris during your recent trip. We are glad you got to enjoy the amazing balloon experience which is most often the highlight of any Kenyan safari. We hope you come again to fly with...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

While the view from a balloon can never be disappointing,the ride itself can be and this one was. They apparently regularly overbook and this was no exception. We were crammed like sardines into the basket. Not only did that make it tight, but the fact...More

Thank BriggsFancy
Madahotels_11, Guest Relations Manager at Adventures Aloft Balloon Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Hello Briggs Fancy, Thank you for your kind reviews. We highly regret the experience you had on your flight with us. We believe in offering the best experience on your flight. We apologize for not being able to view wildlife from other angles on the...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

11 years ago we did a hot air balloon ride with our children over Masai Mara in Kenya and this was by far our best hot air balloon ride ever. It is not always a good idea to try to repeat outstanding and memorable experiences,...More

Thank Olle O
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Adventures Aloft Balloon Safaris, as a side trip from game lodges, Maasai Mara, Kenya. Sept, 2017. DO NOT RECOMMEND. Warning: The balloon ride is not as described, it is way overpriced and a very poor value for the money and the company, Adventures Aloft Balloon...More

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mmlake
11 October 2017|
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Response from JuliaTheItinerant | Reviewed this property |
They did not have a weight distribution procedure. Make sure you are together when preparing to get in the basket. If you have any concerns let your balloon pilot know that you want to stay together.
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swg321
17 October 2016|
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Response from swg321 | Reviewed this property |
Adventures Aloft responded by email same day and sent a download to me the next day.very happy!
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Shirley H
29 September 2015|
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Response from Ramses II P | Reviewed this property |
As I said, the USB stick we purchased as a video didn't show any wildlife from above. For 7 minutes we could only watch the pilot and his 16 paying passengers. Very disappointing!
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