Hot air ballooning safari: the sun rises over the Maasai Mara, Kenya - the GoPro view! Thanks Captain Riz, what a wonderful morning!
One of the best things I have ever done. The day started very early, with a bumpy drive through the bush in the darkness.
When we arrived at the ballooning site, we watched the guys inflate the balloon with hot air. It was fascinating to see the balloon come to life!
As the inflated balloon tilted the basket upright, Riz indicated for us all to hop in, and we gently took off. As it started to get light, we ascended over the Mara. I've been on many safaris but this was truly unforgettable. We coasted above the savannah for an hour or so, having an aerial guided tour of the game park below us. We watched zebra drinking at a small pond. I even spotted a hyena chasing after a family of warthogs. We saw numerous antelope and Wildebeest.
It's really impossible to describe the experience, if you get a chance - make it happen!
Being up in the air is just part of the experience. We had a very gentle landing, followed by champagne breakfast on the plains. The attention to detail was second to none.
I'll be writing more about it on http://www.diaryofamuzungu.com Uganda & East Africa travel blog.
Special thanks to Captain Riz Jiwa and http://www.facebook.com/hotairsafaris Hot Air Safaris, Maasai Mara, Kenya.
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