Serengeti Balloon tour
The Serengeti Balloon tour is a way to explore the world’s renowned wildlife or other attractions in Serengeti. This new way of viewing wildlife is gaining popularity due to visual access to areas that cannot be covered in a day by 4WD vehicle in as short a time as the balloon. Amazing photography opportunities abound due to the incredible perspective and early morning departures. No words can explain the beauty of the African nature from a bird’s perspective.
We will wake you up early to drive to the launching points around 5-6am to have an unforgettable sunrise experience. On the way to the balloon in the penumbra, several nocturnal animals can be spotted. Your breakfast is prepared and served in the bush with unbeatable African authenticity.
This tour can be done along with other activities that we suggest but always you can customize it according to your budget and time.
The Serengeti is 325 km/202 miles and an 8 hours drive from Arusha. This distance does not permit a visit on an itinerary of less than four days and we have accordingly designed a five-day tour for the best results. We are however at your disposal to design a tour which fits your specific requirements. The balloon ride lasts for three hours and before or after a normal game drive can be arranged.
One way to cut the long drive is visit other parks along the way such as Tarangire, Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro crater. A client can request or remove components depending on the period of the year. It is advisable to discuss your itinerary with your guide to understand the different seasons, migration patters and optimal choices depending on the time of year.
During the rainy season for example, most of the parks and their roads are muddy, and animals, (grazers), drink from many sources and scatter hiding from predators. A cultural tour to either the Maasai or Datoga tribes afterwards is a treat along the bumpy ride on “African massage roads”.
Another way to get to the Serengeti is by small charter planes from Arusha to one of several airstrips inside the park; this need prior arrangement and bookings.
The pricing covers the national parks’ entrance fees, and double occupancy both in the hotels and tents. Any special arrangement for private or personal room or tent the price will incur an additional fee and needs to be communicated prior to booking. All our packages are using fly camping. If however you would prefer a hotel, lodge or luxury accommodation it can be arranged; please communicate with us via our contact page prior to booking.
Come, we will lead you enjoying this incredible planet we are living in!
Arrival and an overnight in Moshi or Arusha.
Breakfast and drive to Tarangire for a game drive, picnic lunch and overnight.
Breakfast and drive to Lake Manyara or Ngorongoro crater and game drive, picnic lunch and overnight
Breakfast and drive to Serengeti, game drive, picnic lunch and overnight.
Pick up for Balloon ride, bush breakfast, drive to cultural tour and an overnight in Arusha.
Breakfast and transfer to Airport.
Trips from $1540 USD