A Serengeti hot air balloon ride is an adventure that can easily be included in safari itineraries that include at least two nights in central Serengeti or Western Corridor Camps (Grumeti River Camp, Kirawira Camp, Mbalageti Camp, etc).
At 5:00am Serengeti Balloon Safaris will collect you from your central Serengeti lodging, or from an organized collection point for those in western Serengeti, and transfer you by Land Rover to the launch site near Masai Kopjes. Here you will meet your pilot, receive a briefing and watch the inflation of your balloon.
You take off at dawn, rising as the sun rises and float in whichever direction the winds of the morning take us. Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon and will sometimes fly lower-down, at treetop height and sometimes lower, offering a unique perspective over the majestic Serengeti and many great photo opportunities of the wildlife below.At other times he will ascend to 300 meters (1000 feet) or more so you can take in the wonderful panorama of the Serengeti and get an appreciation for its profound size.
Duration of flight is roughly one hour.
Hot air balloon ride breakfast
Once you are back on the ground, you will be escorted to a table that has been laid out to the highest of standards. The table is laid with bone china and silver cutlery. Fresh tropical fruits, warm freshly baked bread and English traditional breakfast of bacon, sausage, eggs, mushrooms and tomatoes are served by stewards in customary Swahili dress.
You will also be given a glass of sparkling wine to help celebrate this amazing adventure. For those who do not wish to drink, there are alternate non-alcoholic drinks available. At around 9:30am,you will be driven back to central Serengeti lodges or to the organized drop off point in westerns Serengeti to continue your safari adventure!
Seronera hot air balloon ride FAQ
Q: Do I need to book in advance?
Q: How much does it cost?
Q: When is the best time of year for ballooning in Serengeti?
Q: Are there any restrictions?