Luxurious Flying Safaris
This is extremely very unique adventurous and extremely impressive Tanzania Safari that we serve in a year. It involves floating in a hot air balloon over the famous Serengeti National Park with its captivating background and panoramas.
We run operations from Seronera (Central Serengeti) all year round and operates seasonally with migration of the wildebeest at Kogatende (Northern Serengeti) from July to October, Ndutu (Southern Serengeti) from December to March and Kirawira ( Western Serengeti) from July to October: enjoy an incredible balloon safari flying over the Serengeti Ecosystem,
With an hour flight at sunrise over the beautiful plains of the Serengeti, you will be able to view the animals and migration from up high as you float across the savannah. The best thing about this is, you get to dine in the bush while a lot of game happens in your background! With a setting that’s nothing short of exceptional, this experience is virtually unmanageable to miss.
We offer balloons of 12 and 16 pax capacity and one heart shaped balloon capacity for 2 pax + butler, specially designed for honeymooners and or anniversaries.
We begin by picking you up from your camp/lodge. This will be handled by our consultant guides at a pre-specified time so as to ensure arrival at our launch area by approximately 6am. This gives you ample time to enjoy some hot Tanzania coffee and tea with homemade cookies. A mobile toilet/sink and free Wi-Fi are available for you to use at your disposal. During this time, the pilot will brief you on essential safety measures and the launch and landing procedures. This will be followed by a briefing on what to expect during the balloon inflation process. Hint: the view may leave you mesmerized.
Boarding will commence at around 6:30am. There are two types of boarding procedures. The basket will either be laid sideways or stand up-right.*
After you elevate from the ground, it is probable that you will witness a magnificent African sunrise.*
During the flight, you will have an uninterrupted birds eye view of the vast plain of the Serengeti (it will become apparent why the local Maasai refer to it as Siringet- endless plains). The pilot will make valiant attempts to spot the game for you and even lower the balloon to allow you the opportunity for a better viewing. He may raise the balloon for improved speeds/direction as well as breathtaking views.
Enjoy the tranquility as the balloon glides; every little sound is amplified. Hot coffee/tea and cookies continue to be served during the flight, which usually lasts around 1 hour, give or take 15 minutes.*
Landing is contingent on the landscape of the area as well as the weather conditions. The basket could tip over, and/or have a few bumps before coming to a halt. However, most of the time, it is as smooth and soft as the flight itself. Once you disembark, you will experience the joys of a champagne celebration followed by a little history guide on how this tradition came to fruition.
After, you will be driven to our carefully selected bush breakfast area. Our butlers will warmly welcome you to enjoy a scrumptious plated breakfast. Please ensure that you have provided us with any specific dietary requirements in advance so as to help us cater to your specific needs.
Post breakfast, you will be presented with exclusive certificates after which our drivers will take you to an agreed upon meeting point (here, you meet up with your guide and continue with your itinerary). Should you require any further arrangements, please let us know beforehand to ensure that we plan accordingly.
The Airstrips are a 10 to 15 minute drive from our breakfast area. For clients with a flight to catch at around 9:30am, this is very manageable. Remember that check-in at the airstrip is quick and simple. Please notify us if this case applies to you and we will prepare your breakfast preferentially.
**Contingent on weather conditions**