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Balloon rides

BALLOON SAFARIS

Balloon ride in Tanzania is an extraordinary adventure experience, imagine floating in hot air balloon over Serengeti national park, offers a unique perspective, great viewing and photographic opportunities of the amazing scenery and wildlife below.

 

Balloon safaris are a romantic and evocative way of experiencing the wilderness of East Africa, as you gracefully and silently fly over the plains teeming with herds of wild life in the early morning. Typically, a balloon safari begins between 6 am and lasts for around 1-2 hours, during which you will likely see the magnificent wildlife below over several square kilometers of the game park.

 

Balloon safaris are held regularly in the Serengeti and take off from designated sites where the disturbance to animals is kept to a minimum. Your safari vehicle drops you off at the take off site and picks you up from your landing site. The safari is followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush, a fitting end to your memorable flight in the wild.

BALLOONS are top of the range Cameron & Ultra Magic A315 & A415. Colours: acacia green & Savannah gold to blend with those of the Serengeti. Burners: state of the art ‘whisper & stealth”.

 

Maximum in a balloon: 16 adults

Balloon Take Off

5:00 am, Serengeti Balloon Safaris will collect you from your camp being (Gnu Mara, Gnu Ndutu or Mawe Camp) , and transfer you by Land cruiser to their launch site. Here you will meet your pilot, receive a briefing and watch the inflation of your balloon.

 

At dawn we take off, rising as the sun rises and float in whichever direction the winds of the morning take us. Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon: sometimes flying at treetop height, sometimes lower, offering a unique perspective and great photographic opportunities of the wildlife below.

 

At other times he will ascend to 1000 ft. (300m) or more to see the enormity and wonderful panorama of the Serengeti. From time to time the pilot increases more heat into the balloon with the powerful whisper burners. In between these burns, there is silence apart from the natural sounds below.

 

The flight is for about one hour depending on conditions, on landing you celebrate in the traditional manner with champagne (well, an excellent sparkling wine), before sitting down to a full English breakfast prepared and served in the bush in ‘Out of Africa’ style with bone china, linen table cloths, King’s silver etc.

 

After breakfast you receive your Serengeti Balloon Safari certificate and we drive you back to the camp or continue with the day’s activities.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

RESTRICTIONS: children under the age of 7 are not allowed on the balloons.

NOTE: When making and inquiry ask us to include a hot air balloon experience

PRICE: 580USD per person

GAME DRIVES

All our camps offers game drives using our open and pop up roof safari game vehicles through the park with our professional game spotter guides

Morning and evening game drives are best either following the great migration, the big cats or the big 5

Game drives to watch the annual’s great migration as it crosses the Mara river is from July 1st till 5th November each year. The famous Calving season is from 20th DEC till 31st March each year in Ndutu South Serengeti