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5

"IMMACULATE!!!! no words are fit to describe what you feel on the ride. Its a MUST DO!"


My family gifted me with a voucher from Serengeti Balloon for my big 30! I was super excited and couldn't wait to do it. We were in the North Serengeti to see the famous Migration of the Serengeti, we arranged with Serengeti to do the balloon ride during one of the days we were there. They were very patient and professional and finally the good news came that we will fly on the morning of the 22nd August 2020. Both my husband and myself were looking forward. Finally came the lucky morning, we were taken to the launch site en route we got to experience a night game drive, Modest who was our driver guide showed us hippos and lions on the way, which was an adventure on its own. One we will cherish forever! Finally arrived at the launch site, amazed to realize the famous Mara river was just there. Modest introduced us to our pilot Abeid. After the briefing we took off, our pilot gradually moving with the wind and directing us over the river so we could also watch the migration from high up there, I cant even describe that feeling, you got to do it to realize what we felt. It was beyond words can describe!!! Our pilot then spotted a lioness sitting on top of a rock and thereafter came several hyenas who chased her away. That was a sight too. Spotting on the balloon was one of a kind. Abeid was very experienced and knowledgeable. At the end of our ride, we landed and were welcomed with champagne to celebrate. Then we were taken for bush breakfast, OMG this was spectacular, I mean everything is there to make you feel as comfortable as possible, even a toilet with a view, so much detail, hot water to wash your hands. Of course most important the English breakfast which was much needed by this point as we were starving from starting early. After breakfast we just did not feel like leaving as this site had become so cozy and comfortable. We had to remind ourselves we were heading towards to Lamai sides and we needed to make a move as this is quite a distance. We promised ourselves we shall return to experience this again. I would highly recommend to all travelers visiting Tanzania to do the balloon ride with SERENGETI BALLOON, it is a must do while you are on safari. Then only is your experience complete! My husband and myself would personally like to thank John, Modest, Abeid and the entire cooking and serving team without whom this would not have been amazing. They were all very professional, humble and hospitable. ASANTE SANA and we shall be back soon!!!!

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5

"Serenity at its best"


We did the Balloon Safari last Sunday and the ride was simply magnificent. Watching the sunrise with its rays creating magical colours in the water of the Mara River was an awesome experience. The pleasant chirping of birds in the Serengeti sky made the ride even more tranquil. We sailed over tree-tops and saw many animals from the balloon. The highlight was flying over the Mara River which houses many crocodiles and hippos. Due to the sound of the balloon many hippos ran away from the path of the balloon giving us a spectacle to watch (normally hippos are lazy and barely move). We also saw many swimming crocodiles. Our Captain, Abeid Soka steered the balloon so well that we never wanted the ride to end. Abeid is a Tanzanian who qualified to steer hot air balloons in California, USA. The English breakfast after the ride under an Acacia tree was a perfect way to end the morning experience. The Serengeti Balloon Safaris team was professional, friendly and helpful. I do recommend this ride to one and all. Children under 7 Years are not allowed on this ride. Munir D.

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5

"beautiful!"


The baloon was really a magical expereince. We sailed over the tops of the trees, and just above the river and saw hippo, elpehant, and lion. The team were so safe and lovely, really going the extra mile to help us. We saw a mother lion and cubs from the air and they took the time to drive us to see them in the car afterwards.

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5

"Must Experience!"


Seeing the animals and the sunrise from up there was the highlight of our trip. Absolutely amazing !

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5

"Unique Views, Peace"


In an hour of quiet drifting with a unique view of the Serengeti plains, rivers, animals... we couldn't have hoped for more beauty and sightings while the sun rose over Africa. We felt reassured when we found Zumo, our pilot, inspecting every flap and rope before take-off. Instructions were clear and simple. The ride was amazing, the landing a lot smoother than expected (thanks to Zumo's safety briefing we expected a lot worse from a basket gently tipping over! 😊) English breakfast under an African Acacia tree with the story of why Champagne is a must, was just a perfect rounding off to this magnificent experience. Thank you Team Serengeti Balloon Safari

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5

"Amazing Experience"


This experience is really stunning and life time. I kindly advice you to do this activity whenever visiting Serengeti Park.

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5

"Amazing experience at sunrise"


This experience is really something to do once in your life! The ride was incredible! Our pilot amazing! Seeing the nature from up there was really different from the rest of our safari and we had the chance to see a hippo out of water, many girafes, a few lions and a leopard!!!!

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5

"Glorious ride over the vast Serengeti"


Our American pilot, Bob Swanson certainly made our hot air balloon ride entertaining at all times, especially his delight when he thought that his camera was working and we kept posing for photo! I hope they came out. Although we did not see a great many animals, we covered a great distance and it was a fantastic experience, made all the more special by being the only group of 16 at our sumptuous champagne breakfast under the trees. Well worth getting up in the dark for. Thank you 'Soul of Tanzania' for organising this for us.

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