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Hot Air Balloons in Kenya

Hot Air Balloons in Kenya

Old Oct 27th 2002, 3:03 pm
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Sherry Hall
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I've read, posted, received e-mails, and e-mailed some people back and
I've always found the answers to my questions. This group is great!
funny too sometimes, especially when the disagreements happen.

I'm posing another question to the group.
Anyone been up in a Hot Air Balloon in Kenya?

I've found the tour company, and the itinerary, now I'm deciding if I've
got the guts to board the little basket and soar through the skies of
Kenya (Maisa Mara).

Are they safe?


Kwa heri,
Sherry
 
Old Oct 27th 2002, 7:32 pm
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Sherry, they are totally totally safe. Mostly these balloons are operated by British or American pilots. I have done a balloon trip twice, and both times in the Masai Mara. Although it is quite costly, it is well worth it. I wouldn't have missed this experience for the world!
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Old Oct 27th 2002, 10:27 pm
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Hans-Georg Michna
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[email protected] (Sherry Hall) wrote:

    >I've found the tour company, and the itinerary, now I'm deciding if I've
    >got the guts to board the little basket and soar through the skies of
    >Kenya (Maisa Mara).

Sherry,

and the hay, of course. You can easily pay $400 for a half hour
trip (that may have to be cut short after 10 minutes because the
balloon is blown out of the park).

Given the noise of the burner and the inability to steer near
the ground or to stop, the adventure isn't perfect.
Occasionally, of course, it can be wonderful.

    >Are they safe?

As far as I know, they are safe. Haven't heard of any accidents
recently, and in Maasai Mara half a dozen go up every morning at
around 6 am.

Hans-Georg

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