This is a balloon ride you don't want to miss! A favourite of most travellers, experiencing the wildlife and scenery from above makes this a truly unforgettable experience. The beautiful landscape along with wildebeest, giraffe and elephants is breathtaking. If you're lucky, you may see the big cats hunting prey from above!
Summary: Sunrise balloon safari followed by a champagne toast and a bush breakfast
Price: $495 USD per person
Duration: 5 hours (5:00am to 10:00am)
Locations: Central Serengeti / South Serengeti / West Serengeti
Logistics: Easily incorporated into any safari itinerary
Seasons: Balloon safaris can be incorporated into your itinerary during any month of travel. The Central Serengeti launching site is a great option any month with abundant resident animal sightings and spectacular scenery. The South Serengeti launching site offers the opportunity for an aerial view of the Great Migration on the open plains from mid December to early April and similarly at the West Serengeti launching site from roughly mid May to early July.
Itinerary: You will be picked up at 5.00am from your lodge/camp and will be driven to your awaiting balloon at the specific launching site. Watch for nocturnal predators which you may encounter on your game drive to the launching site. Upon arrival at the balloon-launching you will have a quick briefing from your pilot. As the blush of dawn glows to the east, you will take off and float above the vast Serengeti. Your balloon safari ends with a champagne toast and an elegant breakfast at the landing site. A lavish breakfast is served in the bush with silver, china, and fine linen tablecloths. Breakfast consists of tropical fruits, freshly baked bread, eggs, sausage, bacon, mushroom and tomato.