Serengeti balloon safari is a lifetime experience that will make you experience he breathtaking beauty of the Serengeti National Park from above, the balloon safari is also excellent for birds viewing as it allows skimming treetops in complete silence while looking at the wildlife on the ground.
In Serengeti the balloon Safari rides from three sites:
- In central Serengeti balloon rides throughout the year close to Seronera where there is abundant of wildlife.
- In the Ndutu area from December to March, where during this time the wildebeest and other antelopes are concentrated in this area for pasture and it’s the calving season for the wildebeest with a lot of predators around.
- In the Western Corridor (from June to October), and in northern Serengeti (from July to October), this is the great time to see the great wildebeest migration and balloon safari will make your experience better.
The Idea of balloon safari.
On the day of balloon Safari you will be picked up very early around 05:00AM from your lodge/camp and the balloon ride start at 06:00AM (On your way to the launch site, you may spot nocturnal animals that you could not have encountered at any other time of day), you are advised to take your warm clothing because of the cold weather also bring your binoculars and DSLR camera, so that you can capture moments and beautiful view below.
Before the ride there is pre-launch safety briefing from the pilot while the balloon is being inflated. The flight time is approximately 1 hour and the balloon can ascend up to 1000 ft exposing the vast magnificent and spectacular panorama view of the Serengeti below.
On landing you will be welcomed with champagne to celebrate successful flight followed by a heavy breakfast, the experience is fantastic and Serengeti balloon safari is absolutely worth it.
NOTE: Ballooning is subject to suitable weather. If your flight is cancelled because of poor weather, you will be re-booked on a later flight If possible.