SERENGETI BALLOON SAFARIS

Serengeti Balloon Safaris has various locations for you to experience balloon safaris – Central Serengeti, Western Corridor, Serengeti South and Grumeti Reserves.

Serengeti Balloon Safaris will pick you at 5:00 am, from your  lodge or camp, and transfer you by Landrover to the nearest launch site. Here you will meet your pilot, receive a briefing and watch the inflation of your balloon.

At dawn take off, rising as the sun rises and float in whichever direction the winds of the morning take you. 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′ or more to see the enormity and wonderful panorama of the Serengeti. From time to time the pilot must put 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 takes about one hour depending on conditions, and eventually you must land. 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 certificate and at about 9:30 am continue your day’s activities.

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PRICE PER PERSON IN USD $
2015 $540
>> children under the age of 7 – NOT ALLOWED.
>> Average weight for balloon passenger is 80kgs. Passengers weighing 50% + more than this (i.e. 120kgs / 265lbs /19 stone) may be charged for two places.

TARANGIRE BALLOON SAFARIS

Tarangire Balloon Safaris are provided by Adventures Aloft Balloon Safaris. They have qualified pilots with a perfect safety record. Adventures Aloft can transfer you from and to your lodge or campsite either inside or outside Tarangire National Park.

The take off site is located near Tarangire Sopa Lodge.

Adventures Aloft’s  balloon has a flying capacity of 16 passengers each and is able to fly 16 passengers a day.

Typically balloon flights take off at 6.30am. Passengers arrive in time to watch the balloon inflation as the pilots torch the colored fabric to life. The duration of the flight is one hour, float along different paths following the days prevailing winds. A Balloon flight allows passengers to float over the world’s most spectacular Tarangire National Park, where you will see two African giants: the Elephants and the Baobab Trees.  Other wildlife is also present.

Upon landing, the balloon crew set up a full champagne breakfast complete with “Bloody Marys” next to Tarangire River.

Each passenger then receives a certificate from their pilot as a special memoir of their flight. A game drive en route to the lodge or the main gate which ends a special morning.

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PRICE PER PERSON IN USD $
2015 $450
>> children under the age of 7 – NOT ALLOWED.
>> Average weight for balloon passenger is 80kgs. Passengers weighing 50% + more than this (i.e. 120kgs / 265lbs /19 stone) may be charged for two places.

Please note that space for the balloon is limited due to its high demand. To secure your place we suggest you pre book early as we arrange your safari with Serengeti. Click to email us for reservation