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5

"Fabulous view of the Serengeti"


Service was top notch. They picked us up at 5:30, right on time and drove us to the balloon. The pilot was relaxed, friendly and professional. Takeoff and landing were quite smooth and we rode for over an hour over the migrating wildebeests and zebras as we watched the sun come up. It was fabulous. After we landed we had champagne and a full breakfast. Don’t miss this experience! It’s pricey but worth every penny.

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5

"Highly recommend"


As part of our stay in the Serengeti, my friends and I did the balloon ride. It was a new experience for all of us and we loved it. It requires getting up very early, but seeing these majestic balloons rise along with the sun against the backdrop of the Serengeti was an experience I'll never forget. It was so fascinating to see the animals from the air, and the ride itself was so peaceful. Afterwards there was an amazing breakfast. Highly recommend.

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5

"Well organized"


This company was extremely organized and focused on safety. We were hugely impressed! The ride was smooth, the pilot Zumo was hilarious and excelled at steering us directly over the hippo ponds and all the other fab places in the Serengeti. And at the end, the breakfast and champagne was a perfect ending to a lovely morning!

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5

"Thrilling Flight Over The Serengeti"


JillClardy Redwood City, California 27897 Reviewed 1 March 2019 via mobile Thrilling Flight Over The Serengeti We were picked up at the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge at 4:45 a.m. and driven for over an hour to the launch site. The driver was friendly and entertaining and pointed out a few nocturnal animals along the way. We sat in the vehicle for a while and watched as the crew prepared the 3 balloons. The wind was shifting, and they deflated and repositioned the balloons, so it seemed that maybe they were going to cancel. But they quickly organized us into groups of 4, demonstrated how to hook our safety belts to the carabiners inside the baskets, and in a flurry of activity just before dawn, we were off! The ride lasted just over an hour, and the captain varied the elevation from just over the treetops to >1,000 feet. We had a great view of the hippos in the river, but didn’t see many other animals other than one elephant who moved quickly away from us. But the view of the savannah in the golden morning light was gorgeous, and it was interesting to see all the animal trails from above. We had a smooth landing, and the basket remained vertical. Climbing out is awkward but there are plenty of workers standing by to help. We celebrated with a champagne toast, and a delicious English breakfast served on bone china on cloth draped tables under the shade of acacia trees. There were even 2 tented toilets - “loo with a view” ! It was a great experience, and I highly recommend it. I usually experience vertigo but had no issues whatsoever floating peacefully with over the plains of The Serengeti.

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5

"Balloon Ride over the Serengeti"


I strongly suggest anyone interested in taking a balloon ride to use this opportunity in the Serengeti to check that bucket list item. Being my first experience I was amazed how easy and how peaceful it was. For those who may suffer from a fear of heights, I went with 3 other people, 2 of which were so nervous about that and afterwards they said they never should have been so nervous because it was not a problem. The basket has 8 compartments and holds 16 people plus the pilot. You are loaded into the basket as the basket sits sideways and then once everyone is in, the pilot fully inflates the balloon and the basket tips upright and slowly launches into the sky. It was so smooth. The trip was about an hour long and we cruised at various altitudes to adjust our flight path, ranging from 1 ft off the ground to approximately 800 ft in the air. The landing was easy and afterwards the staff provided us with a celebratory glass of champagne and a certificate that we attended the flight. This was followed up with a great English breakfast in the Serengeti. Please note the only drawback is it took us about 45 minutes to get to the location where the balloon was launching and another 30+ minutes once we got there to be loaded into the basket. There are no bathrooms and a number of people were scrambling trying to find a place to go behind different vehicles.

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5

"Great experience"


We had a great time doing the balloon trip regardless of the very early start it’s a great way to view the animals and see the vastness of the park. The champagne celebration on touching down and the bush breakfast was very good.

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5

"Beautiful"


It’s an early wakeup call to get to the takeoff spot for a sunrise balloon ride over the trees, savannah and animals of the Serengeti. We flew in the south and saw so many different animals including a pair of mating lions. The staff was very professional and reassuring. The flight was followed by a delicious champagne breakfast. What a memorable experience!

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5

"Incredible"


Our first balloon ride was incredible. We saw so many different kinds of animals it was amazing. Champagne toast was perfect. I wish the Serengeti brunch would have been closer to our landing site but unfortunately you can’t control wind direction. Food was great. Great once in a life time experience!

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