Balloon Safari

Posted By : Bush and Game IT/ 431 0

About Hot Air Balloon Safari -The African Dawn. There is nothing quite like it. The absolute peace of immense vistas, muted colors 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”

The Balloons lift off at dawn (0615) after coffee and a flight briefing. The one hour flight will give you a birds eye view, of the best East Africa has to offer, in the magnificent setting of the Great Rift Valley. A champagne breakfast in the bush after you land, adds to the buzz you will get from the early morning air and the sights and sounds that only an eagle ever sees. Early morning is the ideal time to see wild animals on the plains.

In the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya it is an experience you will never forget.

About the Balloons They stand 10 storeys tall and last about 400 flying hours in the fierce African which means they must be replaced every 2 years. They are twice the size of Double Eagle II, the balloon the Americans used to successfully cross the Atlantic in August 1978.

The Pilot To pilot a balloon, it is necessary to gain a pilots licence exactly as with other forms of aircraft. There is a set number of hours of instruction and the same theoretical exams to pass as any fixed wing pilot. Also like their fixed wing counterparts, balloon pilots keep logs books, carry out pre- light checks and monitor the weather conditions for safe flying. In addition, all Balloon Safaris pilots have undergone extensive professional training and worked as commercial balloon pilots around the world.

Eric Chege

Director; Operations, Sales and Marketing

  • +254 721 390 848
  • ericchege@bushandgame.co.ke

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