Balloon Safari

The Newely view over the Selous Game Reserved from a hot air balloon started from February 2007 is like no other and the sense of freedom as you float across the African plain has to be experienced to be believed.

The Serengeti Balloon sweeping plains of the Serengeti project nature in its wildest, most exotic form. Perhaps the most dramatic way to enjoy a panoramic view of the Serengeti is the early morning balloon safari that enables one to fly across the plains. Top of the range are the Cameron A 315 balloons, equipped with state of the art ‘whisper bummers” manoeuved by experienced and highly qualified commercial balloon pilots.

Flights by balloon in the Serengeti begin with a drive through the dark of the early morning from the lodge/ campsite. Then as dawn breaks over at about 6.00 a.m, the flight starts in a perfect silence of the early morning plains broken by the soft roar of the balloon. The flight usually takes one hour and culminates in a celebration with champagne and a full English breakfast prepared in the bush and served in style under the shade of umbrella shaped Acacia trees. A truly memorable experience! Bookings for balloon flights can be made through us.

Important Note: Pre-arrangements must be done before taking this adventure. The Safari will fit in safari itineraries including a night in central Serengeti (Serena Lodge, Sopa Lodge or Seronera Lodge or any of the central Serengeti camp sites).