The baskets used on safari balloons are usually designed to take 16 or 24 people, occasionally you may encounter a 12 seater. Generally speaking the experience is better with a smaller basket and fewer people.
Maasai Mara Ballon Safaris
Balloon safaris were first popularised in the Maasai Mara area of Kenya. These flights have now become very popular and in some areas it is possible to see a dozen or more balloons in the air at the same time
This pioneering balloon safaris in the Maasai Mara were soon mimicked in the adjoining Serengeti across the border in Tanzania, where they continue to be a major feature in many safaris.