A Symphony in the Sky
The thrill of being in the hot air balloon will sink in when you, board the carriage (when it is tipped over), watch as the team fills up the balloon and you begin your accession with your pilot. It’s like a symphony in the sky as you see the beautiful wildlife pass you by below. But before you get there, you will have a call time that will be pretty early in the morning, so you will want to ensure that you get to bed early the previous night if you are to make it.
After a quick safety introduction and overview with your assigned pilot, you will be introduced to the hot air balloon where you can watch as it is put together for the journey ahead. The carriage of the balloon is big enough to fit close to twelve people comfortably, so not to worry if you are travelling with friends or family.
Once you are in the air chasing the sunrise, you will find that the ride is smooth and it will not hit you how high you are until you look down because of this. It is a peaceful introspective journey that would leave you feeling one with nature and appreciating the beauty that is Mother Nature.
From watching wildlife go about their day to seeing the intricate small mountains that line the Tanzanian border, a hot air balloon ride, be it around the Mara or around Africa, will always leave you with memories that cannot be matched.
The Unexpected Surprise
After that soothing trip, you will be treated to a scrumptious breakfast in the bush as you land on location. The food and attention to detail will leave your eyes and tummy wishing you could stay at the Mara forever.
So as you enjoy your eggs benedict, you can let your eyes feast on the vast fields of the Mara.
From a champagne toast at the beginning of your journey to a surprise bush breakfast you can expect all that and more. You can never go wrong when you choose to go on a hot air balloon safari, and yes while it may be a tad bit costly, it is an experience that shall be worth it.
But don’t take my word for it, the best teacher is the experience. Try it out for yourself and be prepared to have the time of your life.