It is not surprising that this elegant form of aerial travel has become a part of so many travelers’ safaris. Dramatic and exhilarating, it offers a spectacular vantage point from which to view Tanzania’s magnificence.
You ascend in the early morning when the air is crisp and clear and conditions are ideal for ballooning. As dawn breaks over the horizon, throwing light and shadow across the land, the drama of life in the wild unfolds below you. You drift serenely over the great herds. Birds of prey swoop past. Elephants and giraffe cast a curious glance your way.
As you float above the splendor of Kenya, you will see it anew from your lofty perspective. The beauty of the wilderness as seen from the early morning African sky is an unparalleled experience we strongly recommend. Upon your descent, you will celebrate with a sumptuous Champagne Breakfast, served on the plains which you just so recently overlooked from your scenic perch high above.
This soaring journey is available as an option in the Serengeti and Because of limited space, advance reservations are required.
The Balloon Safari excursion begins very early in the morning. We will pick you up at the lodge/ camp and get transferred to the point where you will meet the pilot and witness the balloon being inflated and prepared for soaring.
After detailed safety instructions and demonstration of boarding and landing position, you will board the balloon and lift off! Rising as the sun rises your balloon floats in whatever direction the winds of the day are heading over this wonderful area.
It is an awesome adventure – even for us! We clearly understand where we have started our journey but we genuinely do not know exactly where we will land as we float in the direction of and speed of the prevailing wind in the Serengeti.