Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safari

A -day safari from $599

Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safari

Experience a fantastic Serengeti Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti, Tarangire National Park, and the private Grumeti Singita Reserve. Enjoy breathtaking scenery and uninterrupted views as you embark on a magical journey.

For a lifetime experience like this, we want to ensure you fly with the best and pioneers of ballooning in Tanzania. Experience every aspect of your balloon safari to craft the most memorable day possible.

We are sure that you will know about safaris on the ground. The mainstay of a ‘safari’ is journeying across the (usually) African bush, enjoying the travel and glorious scenery, and looking out for the abundant wildlife, birds, and plant life that Africa is rightly famed for. ‘Safari’ is, after all, the Swahili word for ‘journey.’ Conventionally, you would think this ‘journey’ would be by 4×4 truck or perhaps on foot.
But what about a safari from the air? Yes, visitors often travel to far-flung wildlife areas in a light plane, and that’s an exhilarating experience. It’s so much more immersive than sitting in an airliner with no idea about what’s going on outside.
I want to talk about a safari from the air in a hot air balloon. That’s as raw and real as possible without trying to emulate Icarus. Imagine standing in the open air of a wicker and leather basket, feeling the fresh air on your cheeks as you gaze across the wild lands of Africa in the magical light of sunrise. You may be looking down at the endless plains of Serengeti, hearing the calls of the black-bellied bustard in the grass below, or floating over a pod of hippos in the Seronera river, replete after a night of grazing in the adjacent grasslands. You might drift over a pair of honeymooning lions wholly hidden from the ground or spot a herd of elephants from afar, making their way across the plains. The wildebeest migration may be in reach, and you could be lucky to see the ‘hard edge of the migration’ as the leading animals all bunch up; it’s an extraordinary sight and almost impossible to see from the ground.
A safari from the air is also about the views. What a privilege it is to see these incredible lands from high in the sky. You can pick out the Ngorongoro highlands to the east, the waters of Africa’s largest lake, Victoria, far in the west, look deep into the Maasai Mara in Kenya or gaze at the rolling, acacia-clad hills of Serengeti.
As almost every one of our guests tells us, a balloon safari is the absolute highlight of their entire safari, so if you are coming all this way, don’t miss the opportunity to see it from the air.

FAQS- Do I need to book in advance?

We strongly recommend that you book in advance. There’s limited capacity, and this exclusive adventure is often fully booked. For peace of mind, it is always best to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

 

 

Safari Itinerary

Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safari

The Serengeti Balloon Safari starts at 06:30 a.m. When you arrive, you will meet your pilot and witness your balloon inflated and prepared for launch. After a thorough safety briefing and demonstration of the boarding and landing positions, you will board your balloon and take off. The schedule has been designed to fit in with all standard safari itineraries visiting the Serengeti National Park, hence the return at 10:00 a.m. allows clients to continue with other planned activities for the rest day.

  • Transfer from your accommodation to the launching site.
  • Balloon flight (approx. one hour).
  • Champagne toast on landing.
  • Full English breakfast in the bush.
  • Commemorative Certificate.
  • International Flights
  • Personal Items (souvenirs, visa fees, etc)

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