Balloon & Wildlife Safari

Balloon & Wildlife Safari

You take off at dawn, rising as the sun rises and float in whichever direction the winds of the morning take us. Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon and will sometimes fly lower-down, at treetop height and sometimes lower, offering a unique perspective over the majestic Serengeti and many great photo opportunities of the wildlife below. At other times he will ascend to 300 meters (1000 feet) or more so you can take in the wonderful panorama of the Serengeti and get an appreciation for its profound size.

Once you are back on the ground, you will be escorted to a table that has been laid out to the highest of standards. The table is laid with bone china and silver cutlery. Fresh tropical fruits, warm freshly baked bread and English traditional breakfast of bacon, sausage, eggs, mushrooms and tomatoes are served by stewards in customary Swahili dress. You will also be given a glass of sparkling wine to help celebrate this amazing adventure. For those who do not wish to drink, there are alternate non-alcoholic drinks available. At around 9:30am, you will be driven back to central Serengeti lodges or to the organized drop off point in westerns Serengeti to continue your safari adventure!

Do I need to book in advance?
We strongly advise you to book in advance to secure your place. There are only three balloons in the entire Serengeti and this exclusive adventure is frequently fully booked.

When is the best time of year for ballooning in Serengeti?
The balloon rides go over central Serengeti (Seronera Valley), where there is year-round animal activity. For those who are especially keen on seeing the wildebeest migration from above, big herds of migratory herbivores can be seen in Seronera from late April through the end of June and again in October through December.

Are there any restrictions?
Children under the age of 7 are not allowed. There is no upper limit, however passengers must be reasonably mobile, fit to fly and prepared for an adventure.

Balloon passenger weights are calculated at an average of 80kg (175lbs). Passengers weighing 50% + more than this (i.e. 120kgs / 265lbs /19 stone) may be charged for two places.

    Safari Highlights

  • ● Duration: 8 Days
  • ● Activities: Hot air balloon ride & champagne breakfast, game viewing
  • ● 1 hour activities
  • ● Destinations: Serengeti National Park

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DAY 1

ARRIVAL DAY

You will be met at the International Airport of Kilimanjaro by our representative. We will take you to the Gold Crest Hotel. Our safari manager will come to meet you and to provide you with a safari briefing.

  • ● Accommodation: Lush Garden Hotel
  • ● Meals: { HB }

DAY 2

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After leisurely breakfast you travel towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area home of the world famous Ngorongoro Crater. There are various options to spend the reminder of the day (at additional cost): • Visit of a Masai Village (extra cost of 40 USD per vehicle) • Ranger guided Nature Walk along the Crater Rim (30 USD per person)

  • ● Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • ● Meals: {1B, 1L, 1D}
  • ● Soft drinks included during game drive

DAY 3-4

Ndutu Plains, Southern Serengeti

The Ndutu plains is a seasonal location tucked between the NCAA and Serengeti which allows off-road game drives, perfect for migration viewing. The Great Migration is a perpetual movement of over 1.5 million of wildebeest, zebra, antelope and other migratory wildlife in search of fresh food and water.

  • ● Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • ● Meals: {1B, 1L, 1D}
  • ● Soft drinks included during game drive

DAY 5 - 6

Central Serengeti

Travel to Serengeti National Park, and begin your journey in the famous Serengeti endless plains, home of one of the largest wildlife population in the world. Your adventure around the Serengeti kopjes may reveal all sorts of wildlife ranging from insects, snakes, lizards to large predators such as lion, leopards and cheetahs.

  • ● Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • ● Meals: {1B, 1L, 1D}
  • ● Soft drinks included during game drive

DAY 7

Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safari.

Serengeti Balloon Safari is probably the most beautiful balloon flight in the world and the ultimate Safari Experience which makes you enjoy the most beautiful migration of wildebeests through the endless plain of Serengeti.

5:00 am, Serengeti Balloon Safaris will collect you from your central Serengeti lodge or camp, and transfer you by Land rover to our launch site near Masai Kopjes. Here you will meet your pilot, receive a briefing and watch the inflation of your balloon.At dawn we take off, rising as the sun rises and float in whichever direction the winds of the morning take us.

  • ● Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • ● Meals: {1B, 1L, 1D}
  • ● Soft drinks included during game drive

DAY 8

Departure
  • ● Main destination: Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • ● Meals: {1B, 1L,}

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