What our customers say...
"This wasn’t just a balloon flight – it was a wonderful, memorable experience which we and our children will remember for many years to come.”
“While in Tanzania on safari, my husband and I decided to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary with a balloon flight. This experience was one of the highlights of our visit to Africa.”
“As the balloon fills with air, we are gradually lifted into an upright position, then ever so gently we are lifted off the ground. I look over at Tim and he’s got a huge grin on his face. We saw a pride of 13 lions with 6 babies all running around play fighting and 10 hyenas with 6 babies chasing each other through the long grass. There were so many hippo pools I lost count!”
“OK, the balloon is expensive, but how many times are you gonna do this? People are professionals, the view is WOW and at the end you have a nice breakfast out in the bush and you take your certificate! Highly recommended!”
“We were just above the trees with the sun rising on the horizon, ribbons of wildebeest and zebra stretched out below. Take warm clothing as it is cold early morning, it was not cheap but great value; an experience not to be missed – a totally unique view of the Serengeti.”
“Yes, it's expensive and it's worth every single penny. This was one of the most beautiful things I've ever done. I recommend this balloon safari to everyone.”
About Hot Air Ballooning over the Serengeti Plains
This is an exclusive excursion over the Serengeti Plains, offering unparalleled panoramic views of the wonderful landscape. It’s a very popular excursion which can be added to any safari in the Serengeti. Only two balloons fly each day, each with a capacity of just 12 people. The experience starts with a pre-dawn pick up from your lodge and a drive to the launch site.
You enter your hot-air balloon at dawn for a breathtaking one hour flight. As you float over the plains in the increasing light, the pilot will take you up to at least 300m altitude for a breathtaking panoramic view of the plains. Much of the remainder of the flight will be at tree-top or even grass-top level for close up views of the flora and fauna below.
Upon landing, you are met by the ground support team with a bottle of champagne. Then it’s off to the breakfast table which is set up under an umbrella tree close to the landing spot. You are served a fully cooked English breakfast with tropical additions – a fine spread served on china with silver cutlery and crystal glasses.
The balloon safari finishes around 9.00am when you are returned to the lodge to be met by your driver guide. As this is an early morning excursion, you can add this to your itinerary even if not all members of your group are participating.