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Hot Air Balloon Flight

Before dawn, guests are taken from camp to the hot air ballooning starting point which is behind Little Governors' Camp. You will be able to see the balloons being inflated whilst enjoying a hot drink and a biscuit.

When the balloons are ready the guide will show you to your balloon. After a short briefing, the balloon rises up over the Mara. The direction of the balloon will depend on the wind and it will sail over the trees, plains and rivers.

The pilot will talk about the scenery and point out animals. Watch out for the giraffe hiding in the trees, antelope on the plains and roosting birds. As the sun comes up the views are superb — one of the most beautiful sights in Africa. After about an hour your pilot will land the balloon.

The chase vehicles will be nearby and whilst you enjoy a glass of champagne, breakfast is set up. Enjoy a cooked breakfast in the middle of the Masai Mara before enjoying a game drive back to camp.

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