Flight duration and place
The balloon safaris will fit in to any Serengeti safari itineraries from 1 night safari to several nights depending on your adventures preferred duration. The balloon flight take place at central Serengeti (Serena Lodge, Seronera Lodge, Sopa Lodge, Mbuzimawe Camp or any central Serengeti camp site) or at the Western Corridor Camps ( Grumeti River Camp, Kirawira Camp, Mbalageti Camp).
The flight normally last for an hour over some of the most amazing wildlife and landscapes of Serenegti plains.
Balloons Flight and Weather Conditions
While we keenly schedule the flight on good weather conditions which are conducive for the flight but sometime unforeseen bad weather affect the one hour flight. That means when the weather condition is bad you may be forced to land down before one hour or your flight may be postponed for some hours.
After the flight
After the flight you will celebrate in the traditional style with champagne (well, an excellent sparkling wine) before sitting down to a full English breakfast.
About Serengeti Plains
The Serengeti plains and woodlands are world famous for the variety and sheer number of its animal population. A Serengeti Balloon Safari however, is not merely a game viewing experience, but rather an opportunity for an adventure and unique perspective over outstanding African landscapes.
What you can see in the air
As a natural phenomenon, there is no warranty that you will see specific animals from the balloon flight but, however, from past balloon flight experiences, some amazing wildlife from the balloon have been seen plus many events such as lion killings, cheetah stalking and killings, leopard hunting and THE GREAT MIGRATION.
Serengeti Balloon Safaris are deeply aware of their environmental responsibilities and are proud of their ecological credentials. Serengeti Balloon Safaris (SBS) pay a substantial royalty to Tanzania National Parks for each passenger. These funds are used for conservation purposes in the Serengeti.
Day 1 at 5.00am: Balloon Safari Start Time
The most beautiful wildlife watching balloon flight in the world and the ultimate Safari Experience.
The balloon safari will start on 5:00am, at central Serengeti lodge or camp, by collecting you and transfer by Landrover to the launch site near Masai Kopjes. Here you will meet your pilot, receive a flight briefing and watch the inflation of your balloon.
We will take off at sunset and get rising at sunrise and float to whichever direction the morning will take us. 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.
He may ascend to 1000′ or more to see the enormity and wonderful panorama of the Serengeti plain. 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.
Day 2: Breakfast and Day Activities
7.00am: Taking Africa Breakfast
Just visualize that you are sitting beside the table under the shade of a classic umbrella tree on the Serengeti Plain. The table is laid with bone China and king’s silver cutlery.
9:30am: Day’s Activities at Seronera
At 9:30 am you will arrive at Seronera ready to continue with your day’s activities.
Fresh tropical fruits, warm freshly baked bread and English traditional breakfast of bacon, sausage, eggs, mushroom and tomato are all served by stewards in customary Swahili dress.
Note: We can customize this program to carter your budget and safari expectations
Price Includes the Following:
- Airport Arrival and Departure transfers
- Lunch at the Hotel, Arusha
- Park entrance fees
- Crater tour services
- Full board accommodation on safari
- Professional driver guide English speaking or any other language
- Transport based on a 4WD Vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing
- Game drives/wildlife viewing tours everyday
- Mineral bottled water during game drives
Price Excludes the Following:
- Extras at the lodges like drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- International flight
- Visa entry into Tanzania
- Departure tax
- Tips to and drivers
Please contact us for package pricing and other necessary details