1 hour Hot air balloon safari with highlights including....

  • A bonus night game drive on your early morning drive to the launch site and views of the Serengeti sunrise on launch.
  • Central Serengeti plains or migration views depending on your location.
  • Floating above the worlds most famous safari park; Serengeti.
  • Flying high and low to offer a variety of landscape scenery and wildlife encounters.
  • A 'Champagne breakfast' in the bush to end your magical adventure.

Add-on- Add on to a safari in Serengeti National Park

Some things are worth getting up early for and this is one of them. You’ll be collected from your camp or lodge before the birds rise and night-drive to the launch site. Your pilot will give you a thorough safety briefing as the crew prepares the balloon for launch. As you rise into the lightening sky, the full scale of the Serengeti unfolds beneath you and the peace of the early morning descends. Untethered by roads, we’re able to float high over the plains, or descend to gently brush across the grassland seeking the herds of wildebeest or the lion out on a hunt. Just as magical is the chance to enjoy a full breakfast laid out under an acacia tree in the tradition of ‘Out of Africa’ as you relive the memory of a unique flight.

04:30 - 05:30 Pick-up from your camp/lodge & night drive to the launch site
06:15 Safety briefing
06:30 - 06.45 Take-off. The flight lasts approximately an hour
07:30 - 08:00 Landing and traditional champagne toast
08:30 Out of Africa style ‘full-english’ champagne breakfast
09:45 Meet up with your safari guide and continue with your day’s activities

  • Accommodation options
    This item is an add-on and your accommodation is as per your package itinerary.
  • Location: Serengeti National Park (central Serengeti, western Serengeti, northern Serengeti, Southern Serengeti)
  • Physical demand: Low fitness
  • Time of day: Morning (1 hour flight)
  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Commonly seen: Elephant, giraffe, hippo, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, lion, cheetah, hyena, warthog, kudu, leopard, ostrich, mongoose, hyrax, dik-dik.
  • Occasionally seen: Crocodile, caracal, serval, klipspringer.
  • Rarely seen: Black rhino, wild dog.

1 hour hot air balloon safari

Add-on to your itinerary

  • Parks and reserves:
    Serengeti National Park
  • Activities included:
    Ballon safari, bush breakfast
  • Optional extras:
    None, speak to your consultant.
  • Accommodation:
    Not included, usually already a part of your full itinerary
  • Best months for this tour:
    December to February or June to October
  • Commonly seen animals:
    Elephant, giraffe, hippo, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, lion, cheetah, hyena, warthog, kudu, leopard, ostrich, mongoose, hyrax, dik-dik.
  • Occasionally seen animals:
    Crocodile, caracal, serval, klipspringer.
  • Rarely seen animals:
    Black rhino, wild dog

Standard packages usually include...

  • National park, Conservation area or Wildlife Management Area fees as applicable to your itinerary
  • Game drives as indicated in the itinerary with a dedicated (private) 4x4 Land Cruiser operated by our English speaking safari-guides and sanitized between uses.
  • Meals as indicated in your itinerary
  • Activity fees as applicable to your itinerary
  • Local guides if necessary for the activity
  • Bush breakfast

Optional extras you can add...

  • Transfers outside of your itinerary
  • Accommodation if not already included
  • Extra activities not indicated in the add on itinerary

Standard packages usually exclude...

  • Tips / gratuities
  • Beverages such as soft drinks, alcohol etc.
  • Items of a personal nature
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When to visit

These recommendations are based on weather predictions and trends.

Excellent time

January, February, July to October, December

Good time

March, June, November

Mixed time

April, May

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