A hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti plains in Tanzania is a truly magnificent experience. Serengeti Balloon Safaris is the only balloon safari operator in the Serengeti and they have three balloons which they launch from various locations in the park, often depending on where the migration is likely to be. A Serengeti balloon ride has to be booked months in advance, US based safari company African Portfolio organized my flight.
Unforgettable and a most beautiful experience, a Tanzania Balloon Safari over the Serengeti is truly the ultimate once in a lifetime experience. At dawn you will take off, rising as the sun rises and float in the direction of the morning winds.
As you drift across this magical landscape towards an unknown destination, your pilot will precisely control the altitude of your balloon: sometimes flying at treetop height, other times lower, offering a unique perspective and great photographic opportunities of the wildlife below.
He will also ascend to 1000′ or more so you can see the enormity and wonderful panorama of the Serengeti.
The flight is for about one hour depending on weather conditions. On landing, you will celebrate in with the traditional champagne toast and enjoy a full English breakfast of fresh tropical fruits, warm freshly baked bread, bacon, sausage, eggs, mushroom and tomato prepared and served in the bush in ‘Out of Africa’ style served by stewards in customary Swahili dress.
After breakfast you will receive your Serengeti Balloon certificate and be driven back to your camp or lodge via a game viewing route.
At 9:30 am you will arrive at camp or lodge ready to continue with your day’s activities. Hence, this Ballon Safaris in Tanzania fits in with any itinerary even when some members of a group do not want to take the option. This adventure is available to visitors staying at any central Serengeti lodge or camp.