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Nothing is quite as exhillaratigng as taking to the skies in an African Ballon safari! 
A bird’s-eye view over the Serengeti plains is indisputably the best way to see the true magnitude of the park.  The higher you are the greater the view of these magnificent plains.  Drifting through the skies as you gaze over the edge of the basket you will feast your eyes on the spectacular landscape below.

You will be collected and transferred from your lodge or camp by a driver from the balloon safari company between 04:30 and 05:00.  It is still dark, allowing for a quick night game drive ont he way to the launch site.  At the launch site you will meet your pilot, receive a briefing and witness your balloon being inflated and prepared for launch.  The hot air balloons lift off just before sunrise when the breeze on the plains is still cold.  Once airborne, the balloons are blown by the prevailing winds across the broad landscape.  Apart from the hiss of the burners, the flight above the Serengeti plains is mysteriously silent.  The pilot controls the height by regulating the flow of hot air into the balloon.  Sometimes the balloon will descend over the plains for a close up view of the wildlife; on other occasions, it rises to clear a tree canopy, offering a unique perspective over the majestic Serengeti presenting many great photo opportunities.  The duration of the flight is roughly one hour, depending on the wind conditions.

Once back on the ground, you will be escorted to a table set with the finest tableware.  Stewards in traditional Swahili attire will serve fresh tropical fruits, warm freshly baked bread and a traditional English breakfast of bacon, sausage, eggs, mushrooms and tomatoes.  You will also be given a complimentary glass of sparkling wine to celebrate this incredible adventure.  Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.

At approximately 09:30 you will be taken to the pre-organised drop off point to continue your safari adventure!

Balloon safaris are offered in the following areas:
Central Serengeti - (all year round operation) with a maximum daily capacity of 64 people.
Southern Serengeti - (seasonal operation:  20 Dec - 31 Mar) with a maximum daily capacity of 16 people.
Western Serengeti, Grumeti area
- (seasonal operation:  1 Jun - 30 Sept) with a maximum daily capacity of 24 people.

* No children under the age of 7.



Tanzania Packages

T1: Central Serengeti Migration

Highlights:  Serengeti / Ngorongoro Crater / Lake Manyara
Duration:  8 Days / 7 Nights
Date:  April & May 2020

T2: Serengeti North Migration

Highlights Serengeti(Central & Northern) / Ngorongoro Crater / Lake Manyara
Duration:  8 Days / 7 Nights
Date:  Aug & Sept 2020

T3: Calving and Predator Safari

Highlights:  Lake Manyara / Ngorongoro Crater / Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Duration:  8 Days / 7 Nights
Date:  08 - 15 Mar 2020

T4: Selous Safari for Birders

Highlights:   Selous Game Reserve
Duration:  5 Days / 4 Nights
Date:  15 - 19 Nov 2019 / 02 - 06 Nov 2020

T5: Tanzania Luxury Safari

Highlights:  Tarangire / Lake Manyara / Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti
Duration:  8 Days / 7 Nights
Date:  Private Safari

T6: Best Of East Africa

Highlights:  KENYA:  Lake Nakuru / Masai Mara / Amboseli.
TANZANIA:  Serengeti NP / Ngorongoro Crater / Lake Manyara NP
Duration:  12 Days / 11 Nights
Date:  2019 & 2020  (Set departure dates)

T7: Tanzania Deluxe Safari

Highlights:  Serengeti / Ngorongoro Crater / Lake Manyara
Duration:  7 Days / 6 Nights
Dates:  2019 / 2020 (Set departure dates) 

T8: Ultimate Tanzania Safari

Highlights:  Tarangire / Ngorongoro / Serengeti / Zanzibar
Duration:  12 Days / 11 Nights
Date:  Private Safari

T9 - Off the Beaten Track

Highlights:  Selous & Ruaha
Duration:  8 Days / 7 Nights
Date:  Private Safari


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