Yes, a Masai Mara hot air balloon safari is truly a unique and unforgettable experience, and many of our guests consider it to be worth the cost. If you are in the Mara or planning on coming to the Mara, just do it and get it off your bucket list.
- Layered clothing: Wear layered clothing that you can easily add or remove as needed. In the early morning it can be quite cool, so a light jacket or sweater is recommended.
- Comfortable shoes: Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes with good traction, such as sneakers or hiking boots.
- Hat or cap: Wear a hat or cap to protect your head and face from the morming sun.
- Avoid loose clothing: Avoid wearing loose clothing that could get caught in the balloon’s equipment, such as scarves or loose jewelry.
- Dress for the weather: Check the weather forecast before your flight and dress appropriately for the temperature and conditions.
The primary factor influencing pick-up times is the location of your hotel relative to the hot air balloon launching site. We strategically plan pick-up routes to minimize travel time and maximize the time spent aloft. Hotels located closer to the launching site will have later pick-up times since they require less travel to reach the starting point. See more details here
Flight Cancellations: Safety is the top priority for hot air balloon operators. If the weather conditions pose a significant risk to the safety of passengers and the crew, the flight will be canceled. Common adverse weather conditions that can lead to cancellations include high winds, thunderstorms, low cloud cover, and poor visibility.
Refunds and Rebooking: In the event of a flight cancellation due to poor weather, most operators will offer passengers the option to receive a refund or reschedule their flight for another date. The specific refund and rebooking policies can vary between operators, so it’s essential to check with them for their terms and conditions.