- Probably the most beautiful balloon flight in the world and the ultimate African safari experience. This can be arrange in Kenya (Masai Mara) and Tanzania in ( Tarangire).
- 5:00 am: Collection from your Tarangire and Masai Mara lodge or camp, and transfer you by Land rover to the launch site. Here you will meet your pilot, receive a briefing and watch the inflation of your balloon.
At dawn we take off, rising as the sun rises and float in whichever direction the winds of the morning take us. Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon: sometimes flying at treetop height, sometimes lower, offering a unique perspective and great photographic opportunities of the wildlife below.
At other times he will ascend to 1000' or more to see the enormity and wonderful panorama of the Tarangire. From time to time the pilot must put more heat into the balloon with the powerful whisper burners. In between these burns, there is silence apart from the natural sounds below.
The flight is for about one hour depending on conditions, on landing you celebrate in the traditional manner with champagne (well, an excellent sparkling wine), before sitting down to a full English breakfast prepared and served in the bush in 'Out of Africa' style.
After breakfast you receive your Balloon certificate and we drive you back to the Lodge or camp with game viewing enroute. 9:30 am Arrive at the lodge/camp ready to continue your day's activities.
- for more info: www.adventuresaloftafrica.com
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Royal wedding set for today! Dont miss out on watching it in full royalty at Hotel Lamada and Oakwood Hotel.
The official announcement of the royal engagement came today, the couple plan to marry next summer. The British press are of course all over it, and the Kenyan press too.
Prince William has traveled to Kenya many times, he spent part of his gap year before going to university in Kenya and Tanzania. In 2003, he told the BBC he was studying kiSwahili. One of the first holidays the young couple took together was a safari in Lewa Downs. And just this past May, William traveled to Kenya to celebrate a friend's birthday.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
here is no better way to see the Masai Mara, Kenya’s most precious jewel, or Tarangire National Park, than from the air in one of our fleet of Hot Air Balloons, a unique, unforgettable flight of fancy, a true Adventure Aloft.
Adventures Aloft fly daily from Fig Tree Camp and Siana Springs in the Masai Mara game reserve and from Sopa Lodge in Tarangire. Flights take off at 6.30 each morning, in time with the sunrise, and allow one to experience an eagle’s view of the African landscape and all it’s beauty.
To complete your adventure, a celebration champagne breakfast is served on the plains after the flight, complete with butler service and an open bar.
Adventures Aloft organizes pick up services from most Mara and Tarangire camps and lodges.