Hot air ballooning over the Masai Mara
Balloon flights over the Masai Mara plains are a famous highlight. The adventure begins just before dawn. The first pink tinges of sunlight flicker across the skies as the hot air balloon fills, then rises. Then the creak of the wicker basket and the rush of the burner are the only sounds to disturb the cool stillness of the dawn as you gaze down over the animals starting to stir on the plains, the forest and the rivers of the Masai Mara. The flight lasts an hour or so, drifting wherever the air currents take you, and with ample opportunity for photography and video filming. In the time-honoured tradition of balloon flights all over the world, you toast your return to earth with a champagne breakfast, cooked wherever you land followed by some leisurely game viewing on the way back to camp.