Where We Fly
Our Balloon flights begin from a natural launch site just behind Little Governors Camp in the Masai Mara. The prevailing winds in our area normally carry us from Little Governors Camp over the riverine forest that surrounds and follows the Mara River and then out and across the Eluai Plains towards the Olololoo Escarpment on the Western boundary of the Masai Mara. Landing normally takes place on the Eluai Plain having flown down some of the most spectacular bends in the Mara river, from where we whisk you away to your freshly prepared bush breakfast.
The Masai Mara
Set in the heart of Africa’s Great Plains in Kenya, the Masai Mara boasts 1,672 sq. kilometres of unspoilt wilderness. It offers the best game and bird-viewing not only in Kenya, but anywhere in Africa. The views across the rolling golden grasslands studded with acacia trees, rivers and forests are dazzling, the sense of space overwhelming. Throughout the year the Masai Mara is a place of natural drama, a kaleidoscope of colour and life. Most stunning of all are the months between July and October, when the savannah teems with animals during the Great Wildebeest Migration. Millions of wildebeest gather in the Masai Mara in one of the natural wonders of the world. A hot air balloon safari with Governors Balloon Safaris gives you a unique vantage point over the Masai Mara. As you fly over the forest, secret animal tracts are revealed, families of elephant move through the forests, you can peer down into eagles nests, pods of hippo wallow in the shallows of the Mara River, crocodiles snake silently through the water and across the open plains you may see a pride of lion, zebra out grazing or millions of wildebeest if you fly during the migration season. Whatever the time of year ballooning in the Masai Mara has something different to offer and the view the balloon offers over this spectacular landscape is second to none.