The amazing balloon safari will give you a view of the beautiful African landscape from above which will be a very memorable experience. The balloon safari of Tanzania safari tours gives you an extensive view and you will love to capture the memories which your heart will never forget. You can even get a clear sight of animals like cheetah, lions, leopard elephants, buffalo, hippo, vultures, eagles, wildebeest, zebra, baboon, warthog, monkey, giraffe and different species of other animals. You can enjoy your balloon safari in Serengeti as well as in the Tarangire National Park and Ruah national park.
Pick up from your camp or lodge to balloon launch-site.
0400 – 0515hrs
Wake up from your lodge with a cap of tea or coffee before the balloon drive guides comes to pick you, and transfer you to the balloon launching point, the times differ from one camp and lodge depending to the distance. The drive to the launch-site is worth and maybe one of the time to look for nocturnal animals returning to the barrows, the silent of the African bush and big predators lion, leopard and hyena on the move.
Balloon briefing and safety.
0615 – 0645hrs
Your pilot takes you through the important safety briefing ahead of your flight as the sky begins to lighten and the crew inflates the balloon – an envelope of savannah gold and acacia green billowing into the cool morning, lit by the flames of the burners. You climb into the basket and prepare to lift into the dawn.
Glide above the golden plains.
0645 – 0815hrs
Each flight is a different journey dictated by the direction of the wind, where the sights and sounds rise from the ground to meet you. We know where we’ve started but we don’t know where we will return to earth. This is part of the adventure. Sometimes the basket will be gently brushing the tips of the grass and then climbing, climbing through the layers of air until you’re high enough to see the curve of the horizon, painted gold and pink by the early sun. Our pilots not only have years of experience in harnessing the African wind, but are also interpreters of the wild lives in the ebb and flow of the landscape below. Around an hour or so after you lift into the sky, the basket will return to the plains of the Serengeti. But it’s not over yet.
Rejoice and champagne time
0815 – 0830hrs
“The Winds have welcomed you with softness. The Sun has blessed you with its warm hands….” The balloonist’s tradition is to toast the flight with bubbly. A short walk or drive from your landing spot will find you raising a glass to your time in the skies. We then seek to take care of earthly concerns and whisk you off by safari car to our special Serengeti breakfast spot.
Breakfast on the open plains.
0830 – 0930hrs
There is truly nothing to compare with breakfast served under the sweeping canopy of an acacia in the middle of the Serengeti plains. Tropical fruit, bread baked this morning and eggs cooked in the bush, all made more delicious by the location, and served on linen, bone china and Sheffield cutlery in an ‘Out of Africa’ style. Shoulder to shoulder with your fellow passengers, this is a time to soak in the exceptional flight you’ve just been a part of and absorb the moment. Followed by a drive to meet your guide and proceed with your day program.