When a flock of birds take flight over you, when the sound of an airplane lures your eyes upward, when the butterflies hover in cheerful colors, haven't you at least once wanted to taste freedom of flight? To see the world through new eyes, to feels the rush of wind in your hair, or to fly alongside the birds. Here your chance to experience this joy, in Masai Mara, Narok.
Air Safari brought a great adventure activity for the adventure seekers who wish to fly in the sky. Experienced pilots with the sport plane take you to the heights of the sky and you will experience the flying over amazing sights of Masai Mara and surroundings and experience your safari in totally different manner.
With our rides you will fly with a light sport aircraft and Hot balloon and can see the scenic backdrops unveil the different ways of living life and panoramic views of Masai Mara. The pilots are commercially certified and specialized in flying in adverse weather conditions into remote areas with international safety standards. Air safari is a way of exploring the natural beauty of a Masai Mara from the sky.
What is Hot Air Ballooning?
Hot air ballooning entails the pilot riding inside a wicker basket attached to a huge balloon made of rip-stop nylon. The balloon has a burner which is positioned between he wicker basket and the balloon. The flame of the burner heats the air inside the balloon and makes it rise. The degree to which the balloon air is heated depends on the atmospheric conditions, also on how high the pilot wants the balloon to go, and, of course, the fuel. To descend, the pilot allows the air to cool, and with the balloon becoming heavier than air, it loses height. Thus, by controlling the heat in the balloon, the pilot has complete control of the up-and-down movement of the balloon. Once the hot air balloon has taken off, the wind conditions decide its direction. But this does not mean that the pilot does not have control over its course. The different layers of air are usually moving in different directions and the pilot has to move up and down to find a layer that would take him or her in the desired direction. This is where the skill of the pilot comes into play, where, without physically steering the balloon, the pilot controls the direction of the balloon.