How much is a hot air balloon ride in Africa?

Hot Air Balloon Masai Mara Costs It starts at $450 but if you are going on a safari to Africa, it is a once in a lifetime experience. The landscape of the Masai Mara is beautiful. It’s a vast open space filled with wildlife.

Are there hot air balloons in Kenya?

A wonderful way to see Kenya’s premier game reserve, the Masai Mara, is on a hot air balloon safari. Floating in a balloon above the plains gives you a totally different perspective on the park.

How much is a hot air balloon ride in Masai Mara?

Masai Mara hot-air balloon flight price Hot air balloon ride prices start at US$ 450 per person. One of the reasons for this is the fact that balloons can only be used for a limited number of hours before they need replacing.

How much is a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti?

US$ 599 per person
A Serengeti balloon flight costs US$ 599 per person (this includes the Tanapa ballooning fee of US$ 40). This rate includes a transfer from your lodge or camp to the departure balloon site, the balloon flight itself, and a champagne breakfast (after landing). The flight will last anything in between 50 and 70 minutes.

Are there hot air balloons in Africa?

Kafue National Park, Zambia. This may be one of the most popular destinations for hot air ballooning in Africa. Kafue National Park is remote and expansive, which makes it ideal for ballooning.

Why do you see the color blue on a hot air balloon?

Shorter wavelengths of light, such as violet and blue, are more easily absorbed by air molecules than light from longer wavelengths (that is, from red, orange, and yellow bands in the spectrum). Air molecules then radiate violet and blue light in different directions, saturating the sky.

Is a balloon safari worth it?

So yes, it’s 100% worth it. The balloons are huge and the compartmented comfy baskets can accommodate from around 8 to 16 people for each voyage depending on the size. At this time, only children over seven years old are allowed on the trip and they must be accompanied by an adult.

Is the Safari hot?

Temperatures will vary between 20º to 40º Celsius in summer and 10 to 25º in winter (with close to freezing at times, especially in higher-lying areas). October and November can be especially hot and humid, with relief when the rains arrive.

How long is flight from Nairobi to Maasai Mara?

00h 01m
Information of Nairobi Masai Mara Flight

Aerial distance 218 KM
Popular Airlines from Nairobi to Masai Mara Airkenya Express and Safarilink Aviation
Shortest Time of flights from Nairobi to Masai Mara 00h 01m
Airport codes flights from Nairobi to Masai Mara Nairobi-WIL,Masai Mara-ANA
Time of Nairobi to Masai Mara flights 00h 01m

Why go on a hot air balloon Safari in Kenya?

Contact Gamewatchers to find out more about our luxurious hot air balloon safaris in Kenya, over the Maasai Mara. There is nothing quite like it. The absolute peace of immense vistas, muted colours and crisp fresh air… and the ever present promise of something wild…. as the balloons float you silently above it all “like a dream come true”.

How long do Safari hot air balloons last?

The balloons used for Gamewatchers Safari tours stand 10 stories tall and are made by Cameron Balloons of Bristol, England. The safari hot air balloons last about 400 flying hours in the fierce African sun, which means they must be replaced every 2 years.

What is the biggest balloon in the world?

The A315 is among the largest operational balloons in the world. At sea level it has a lift capability of over two tons (2000 kgs), although in Africa they carry only a maximum of 12 passengers and the pilot. The safari balloon ‘envelope’ is made of a nylon based fabric, superior to that of a spinnaker sail.

How do hot air balloons fly so high?

The balloon’s lift comes from hot air which is slightly lighter than the surrounding cold atmosphere. The hotter the balloon the faster it rises. As the balloon cools it slowly descends. The pilot can control the balloon to brush the grass or the tops of trees, yet could if he wished, go as high as 15,000 feet.