An exclusive excursion over the Serengeti plains, offering unparalleled
panoramic views of the awe-inspiring landscape. A very popular excursion
for those of our clients willing to spend that little bit extra, and can
be added on to any safari that includes a night in the Serengeti, at any
of the lodges. Only two balloons fly each day, each with a capacity of
only 12 people.
Commencing with a pre-dawn pick up from your lodge, and a drive of 45
minutes to the launch site (80 minutes from Sopa lodge), you then enter
your hot-air balloon at dawn for a breathtaking one hour flight. As you
float over the plains in the increasing light, the pilot will take you
up to at least 1,000 foot altitude for a breathtaking panoramic view of
the plains. Much of the remainder of the flight will be at a tree-top or
even grass-top level for some close up views of the wildlife, flora and
On landing, you are met by the ground support team with a bottle of
champagne. Then its off to the breakfast table, which will have been set
up under a fine umbrella tree close to the landing spot. You are served
a full cooked English breakfast with some tropical additions - a fine
spread served on bone china with silver cutlery and crystal glasses. The
balloon safari is complete at around 9.30 a.m., and you are returned to
the Seronera lodge to be met by our driver-guide. As this is an early
morning excursion, you can add this on even if you are in a group where
not all members would like to participate.
In case of cancellation by the operating company due to climatic
conditions or any other reason, you will have the option of a flight the
following morning if this fits into your itinerary, or a full refund.
Available only Serengeti National Park and Tarangire National Park.