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A hot air balloon safari In Tanzania

What to expect?

Go on an incredible Tanzanian safari with a bird’s-eye view of the Serengeti. Experience an adventure of a lifetime as you travel through the Serengeti plains on a hot air balloon. A sunrise hot air balloon flight over the Serengeti is truly one of the best highlights for any safari trip and is considered the ultimate safari experience.

Not only takes you on an unforgettable hot air balloon ride through Serengeti National Park, but is one of the best ways to view African wildlife freely.


What Is so Special about the Air Ballon Safari?  
  1. Unusual aspect angle and impressive photographs.
  2. See a Sunrise You’ll Never Forget.
  3. Greater Views of the Great Migration.
  4. Possibility to get stealthily close to animals while the gas burner has not yet started making noise.
  5. An opportunity to see thing you have missed while on the ground.
  6. Unrestrained movement: you won’t have to follow the routes approved for the off-road vehicles.
  7. Thrilling experience of soaring in the height.

When is the best moment during the day dor a a hot air ballon safari?

The best time for rising above the savannah is early morning, and evening before sunset. During these periods of the day, the wind is usually the calmest and the animals are most active as they hide from the scorching sun in the shade during the day and simply sleep at night. Morning is considered the ideal time, because it is at dawn when herds of herbivores are bravely walking around, welcoming the new day, and predators are on the hunt for them. During these periods you can actually observe a lot of interesting things. And seeing the sun rise over the vast savannah is something you can only dream of!

A takeoff will happen early, at 4 a.m. in the morning. All flights  begin at about 6 a.m. An hour or an hour and a half is the time of pre-flight preparation: all the travellers are picked up from their hotels and brought to the launching site, and in the meanwhile the crew will prepare the balloon.


Preparing for the flight

In fact, you won’t need anything special to take with you to the balloon basket. It is enough to choose appropriate clothing and bring binoculars to have the best possible view and to see the details. Flying at a height  familiar to birds, you can see those soaring, and lionesses lying lazily on tree branches, families of elephants straying to the water, crocodiles out on the river banks and huge hippos hiding in the rivers with their backs and heads sticking out like smooth rocks.


You should dress warmer than usual, as the preparations for the flight begin in the early hours of the morning, around 5 a.m., when the savannah is still cool. You are unlikely to feel cold on the balloon, as the burner that heats the air is close by. And you won’t feel much wind at altitude, because the basket flies in the air flow, moving at the same speed.


Where the Flights Take Place

Serengeti National Park is considered the most attractive place for a hot air balloon safari. Here, the Great Migration takes place almost all year round: huge herds of wildebeests and zebras, along with Thomson’s gazelle and Grant’s gazelle and other antelopes, migrate long distances in search of food and water.

Lions, leopards, and cheetahs hunt the stray antelopes and zebras. Sometimes wild cats fight each other for territory. Serengeti is believed to be home to the most predators. Just imagine the sighting opportunities for those who fly into places inaccessible to safari vehicles!


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