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BALLOON TOURS IN KENYA

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AfricanMecca offers one of the most thrilling and breathtaking ways to see the Kenyan wilderness — Ballooning Safaris! From high above the landscape, you look out across the plains to see the flora and fauna while drifting gently with the wind! What an exciting addition to your adventure-seeking holiday in East Africa! A balloon ride over the Kenyan plains, rivers, forests and rift valley ecosystem in Masai Mara allows you to see a macroscopic view of the animals, much better than what is possible during a land-based game drive or bush walk. Seeing far into the distance, you recognize the familiar shapes of elephants, giraffes and other larger creatures, and gazelles, impalas, zebras and other mid and smaller denizens appear only as small movements below you. You may observe a lion or other predator kill from beginning to end, as well as the wildebeest herd movements along migratory paths! A scheduled balloon trip on your AfricanMecca itinerary starts at daybreak, so you watch all the preparations against a glorious sunrise backdrop. Next to a wicker basket lays the colorful, ripstop nylon material of the balloon. The ground crew scurries about to ensure that the balloon is prepared for inflation. Slowly the balloon fills with air warmed by the burner, and soon you safely climb aboard with assistance from the crew. You settle in and await the moment when the balloon leaves the ground. The crew skillfully positions the balloon until the pilot signals that all is good, and you feel a sensation of leaving the ground.
Your immediate surroundings slowly evolve into a vast landscape, and your heart pounds with anticipation. And this is only the beginning! The balloon wafts across the sky, casting a shadow on the ground below, and you are mesmerized by all there is to see! After about an hour, your pilot skillfully lands the balloon, and you find a lovely champagne breakfast awaiting your arrival. An airborne excursion such as this is sure to be a true delight for any outback traveler in Kenya! Our balloon safaris in Kenya are available for adults and children up to 16 passengers, although there are some limitations. The age restriction is four years old, and youngsters must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Guests must also weight 265 lbs (120 kg) or less and be in good overall health. If you weigh more than the allocated load, you may need to purchase an additional seat to ensure your weight is balanced with other passengers for the safety of the flight. You should speak with your AfricanMecca travel representative to ensure that your group meets the requirements. We recommend that you bring some essentials with you, including binoculars, hat, jacket and camera. Wear long pants and long-sleeved shirt, as the temperatures aloft vary significantly from the ground temperature. AfricanMecca Safaris teams with the best and most professional hot air balloon pilot operators in Kenya, so your safety and enjoyment on vacation are an utmost priority. Approximately 20 to 25 ground crew stand ready during launch and landing, and a chase crew follows the balloon. Balloon flight tours in Kenya are currently only available in Masai Mara National Reserve once a day from selected camps and lodges. The balloon flights in Amboseli-Kilimanjaro and Great Rift Valley Lakes near Nakuru have stopped operating until further notice. Alternatively, you could also do a hot air balloon safari over the Serengeti and Tarangire in northern Tanzania.

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WILDLIFE SAFARIS IN KENYA
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WILDLIFE SAFARIS IN KENYA

Kenya is the pioneer safari destination. In almost every designated wilderness location within the country, you see plains herbivores and carnivores engaging amidst rare and endangered species.

CUSTOM & PRIVATE KENYA SAFARIS
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CUSTOM & PRIVATE KENYA SAFARIS

Flexibility is important during your exploratory trip to Kenya so as to ensure an intimate experience. A customized Kenya safari can be arranged for any guest regardless of preferred safari tier.

HONEYMOON SAFARIS IN KENYA
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HONEYMOON SAFARIS IN KENYA

Seeing Kenya with your beloved by your side is a dreamlike way to begin your life together but planning an exotic getaway for two can be a massive undertaking. AfricanMecca makes it worry-free!

FAMILY SAFARIS IN KENYA
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FAMILY SAFARIS IN KENYA

Seeing Kenya through your child's eyes is an incredibly heartwarming and joyous experience. Kenya offers almost endless natural, cultural and historic resources that open every child's imagination.

LUXURY SAFARIS IN KENYA
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LUXURY SAFARIS IN KENYA

From boutique camps and chic lodges, nowhere on Earth will you find a better luxury destination than Kenya's varied and high wildlife density experiences combined an authentic culture and history.

PHOTO SAFARIS IN KENYA
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PHOTO SAFARIS IN KENYA

We offer photography safaris in Kenya that include the professional instruction and location selection, from the plains to the lakes, that you need to create images beyond your highest expectations.

CULTURAL SAFARIS IN KENYA
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CULTURAL SAFARIS IN KENYA

Our Kenya cultural tours give personal insight into some of the 42 different native tribes beliefs and traditions. It helps raise awareness about their challenges but also an appreciation of life.

PRIMATE SAFARIS IN KENYA
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PRIMATE SAFARIS IN KENYA

The playful antics and heartwarming social behaviors of primates capture people's minds. AfricanMecca is proud to offer an insightful and enchanting trip into Kenya's primate habitats.

WALKING SAFARIS IN KENYA
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WALKING SAFARIS IN KENYA

Your Kenya safari walks not only helps you find and identify tiny creatures from antlions to dung beetles, but also teaches you tracking via scat and footprint, and shares ancient uses of plants.

BIRDING SAFARIS IN KENYA
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BIRDING SAFARIS IN KENYA

The winged, feathered inhabitants and migratory visitors of Kenya will delight and engage you in a world of entertaining antics, melodious songs and spell-binding aerial acrobatics in varied parks.

HORSEBACK SAFARIS IN KENYA
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HORSEBACK SAFARIS IN KENYA

The gentle character and free spirit of horses capture the essence of the Kenyan outback, and riding one of these majestic animals in varied wildernesses evokes a connection with the natural world.

BALLOON SAFARI IN KENYA
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BALLOON SAFARI IN KENYA

A balloon ride over the Kenyan plains, rivers, forests and rift valley ecosystem allows you to see a macroscopic view of the animals, affording a fantastic once in a lifetime experience.

WEDDING SAFARIS IN KENYA
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WEDDING SAFARIS IN KENYA

The people, wildlife and landscapes of Kenya are the perfect place to share your commitment, devotion and everlasting love. The wilderness of Kenya give you exactly the type of wedding that you desire!

KENYA BUSH & BEACH SAFARIS
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KENYA BUSH & BEACH SAFARIS

With so many safari parks and beaches from which to craft your ideal Kenya dream holiday, you may be torn between the high-pace action of a bush safari and the romantic setting of the Indian Ocean beaches.

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SAFARI PRICES FOR KENYA
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SAFARI PRICES FOR KENYA

Review individual itineraries and prices of our suggested Kenya safaris with the option of customizing your Africa tour based on your needs and preferences.

AFRICA TRIP IDEAS FOR KENYA
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AFRICA TRIP IDEAS FOR KENYA

Review experiences available in Kenya from photo wildlife safari, horse and camel riding, walking, family to honeymoon beach vacation, dive, snorkel & fish etc.

PARKS & RESERVES IN KENYA
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PARKS & RESERVES IN KENYA

Review information on wildlife parks and reserves in Kenya i.e. Masai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu, Laikipia, Lewa, Tsavo, Chyulu, Nakuru, Meru and more.

ACCOMMODATIONS IN KENYA
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ACCOMMODATIONS IN KENYA

Review information on safari lodges, camps, city hotels, coastal resorts in Kenya's pristine wilderness, cities, Swahili beach shores and idyllic islands.

BEST TIME TO VISIT KENYA
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BEST TIME TO VISIT KENYA

Review details on the best time to go to Kenya to visit its various wildlife outback, forests, rivers, islands, lakes, beaches, mountains and other wildernesses.

BEACHES & ISLANDS OF KENYA
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BEACHES & ISLANDS OF KENYA

Review Kenya's stunning Indian Ocean coast where the deep cobalt blue and turquoise waters gently wash up white sand beaches that create a tranquil setting.

KENYA COUNTRY PROFILE
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KENYA COUNTRY PROFILE

Review country information and travel tips on Kenya i.e. geography, culture, history, climate, tipping guide, what to pack and wear, entry requirements and more.

CITY DAY TOURS FOR KENYA
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CITY DAY TOURS FOR KENYA

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KENYA SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS
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KENYA SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS

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AFRICANMECCA REVIEWS

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  • On behalf of myself, my wife and my two adult daughters, I want to sincerely thank you and AfricanMecca Safaris for our fabulous recent safari to Amboseli National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.
    Robert Schenkein - prVision Photography Studio - Colorado, United States
  • Dear Raza, The accommodations you recommended were superb. We loved them all -- Giraffe Manor, Wilderness Trails, Governor's Il Moran, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and Mnemba Island Lodge.
    Pat Bernard, Vice President, Global Channel Sales, Novell Corp - New Hampshire United States
  • Jambo Altaf and Raza! We are back on earth now after our fabulous honeymoon. This is to say THANK YOU so much for organising a week in Kenya that we will never forget.....!
    Dr Krina Zondervan, Oxford University - United Kingdom
  • Jambo Raza!!! The safari trip was spectacular! Everything went off without a hitch. We loved the Masai Mara. The migration was awesome. You listened to what I wanted and delivered it perfectly.
    Judi & Chaim Platt - Toronto, Canada
  • I cannot say enough about the quality of AfricanMecca. Their teams in Kenya and Tanzania were top notch. Raza, again thanks to you and your entire organization! We will be repeat customers.
    Dan Kobick - Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers - New York, United States
  • Jambo Raza, The Lake Nakuru outing was great! We saw lots of pelicans, some flamingos, both black and white rhino... We've already recommended a Kenya safari to friends and relatives. Thanks again
    Scott Aaronson - Associate Professor, M.I.T - Boston, United States
  • This is to let you know my guests, The Bryant's, had a wonderful time on the trip Samburu, Masai Mara/Kenya, Chobe/Botswana & Victoria Falls/Zambia. Everything was perfect! Thank you..
    Christine Milan - MT Carmel Travel - Connecticut, United States

EAST AFRICA SAFARI & TOUR HOLIDAY IDEA FOR KENYA

When visiting Kenya, we recommend combining your safari with a visit to Amboseli, Masai Mara, Samburu or Laikipia, Nakuru and Naivasha Rift Lakes. You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Meru or Tsavo ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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