Going up in a hot-air balloon has been on my bucket list all of my life. So when the opportunity presented itself on our trip to Kenya, I jumped at the chance. What better place to fly then over the Masai Mara?
We had a 3:45 a.m. wakeup call and were driven to the field where the balloons would launch just before sunrise. Hot coffee and some snacks were waiting for us when we arrived.
After checking in we were given our balloon assignments and our pilot went through all of the procedures. These were big balloons that carried 12 passengers and the pilot.
It was a wonderful experience.