Take off at Dawn

Launching at dawn, rising as the sun rises, you gently float over the plains of the magnificent Serengeti.

 

Your Balloon Safari adventure starts early morning when you depart your lodge or camp. It is still dark and you may be fortunate to see nocturnal animals on the way to the
launch site.

When you arrive, you will meet your pilot and witness your balloon being inflated and prepared for launch.

After a thorough safety briefing and demonstration of boarding and landing position you board your balloon and lift off! Rising as the sun rises your balloon floats in whatever direction the winds of the day are heading over this wonderful area.

It is an adventure – even for us. Whereas we know where we have started, we genuinely do not know where we will land as we float in the direction of and speed of the wind.

Your pilot will use varying altitudes and layers of air to navigate the balloon over this amazing area. Each day is different, some of the flight may be low, offering a different perspective and at other times your balloon may climb to 1000’ or more.

Nobody can predict, no two flights are ever the same and your balloon safari will be unique. While impossible to guarantee particular animals, you are likely to see various species from above.

Your pilot knows the area well and is also a committed conservationist and will point out animals, birds and features of interest.

Out of Africa Breakfast

We aim to fly for about an hour, depending on conditions.

After landing, you celebrate in the traditional way with a champagne toast (well, an excellent sparkling wine) before heading off to a special ‘Out of Africa’ breakfast.

Breakfast is prepared in the bush and served under a convenient acacia tree. Linen, bone china, Sheffield cutlery and freshly prepared fare in the company of your fellow passengers makes a memorable finale to your adventure.

Serengeti Breakfast Out of Africa

After breakfast, you are taken to the rendezvous point to meet with your driver guide and continue your day’s activities.

Testimonials

  • Asante sana! This is amazing, incredible experience in the Serengeti. Memories of goo...

    Nikki & Helen
    UK

  • Amazing! A perfect start to the day. Champagne breakfast – delicious!

    Simon & Charlie
    UK

  • Absolutely surreal floating over the Serengeti! Asante!

    Paul & Cath
    Australia

  • Beautiful views! Nothing is more exciting than flying with a balloon through Serenget...

    Carla & Eva
    Spain

  • Incredible balloon ride. A bucket list dream in the Serengeti!

    Keith
    USA

  • This was a dream trip, thank you so much!

    Pat
    USA

  • Awesome!!! Asante Sana

    Joan
    USA

  • A dream come true!

    Ellie, Peter & Margarite
    Poland

  • Just the best day ever! I want to do it again

    Jack
    USA

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A balloon offers an opportunity to see the Serengeti from a unique perspective. You will notice wildlife trails made by generations of animals impossible to see from the ground.

You will fly over areas out of bounds to vehicles as off road driving is not permitted in much of the Serengeti. What animals will you see?