Many people consider a dawn flight over the Serengeti one of the "must have" safari experiences. And, truth be told, the romance of this adventure is unparalleled. You rise up over the African plains just as the dawn breaks, your backdrop skies awash with pink and gold. As you soar, you will have ample opportunity to view the winding rivers and herds of animals below. An hour later, your balloon sets down on the savanna, where you are served champagne and a full English breakfast. Around mid-morning, you return by road, game-viewing all the way to join your group and continue the day's exploration of the Serengeti.
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 drive 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.