Hot Air Balloon Safari in Serengeti National Park : Hot air balloon safari is a best option to tour different perspective of the vast Serengeti National Park and highly recommend it to visitors planning to enjoy a great adventure of wildlife viewing in the Tanzanian famous –Serengeti National Park .This is because hot air balloon experience offers a great chance of an aerial view of thousands of animals species roaming around the park’s largest landscape .If it comes to the time of the wildebeest migration event which usually happens in the month of April it can beyond expected . Hot air balloon safaris start early in the morning and end with bush breakfast while in the amidst of African wilderness.
Hot air balloon can be done in between 12 to 16 people, however, you need to book your tour in advance. The activity goes at USD500.
This activity is an excellent for honeymooners and those planning to celebrate an anniversary or bird day party. Hot air balloon offers a get life experience of getting a bird-eye view of the Serengeti plain and African’s rewardable wildlife.
During most flights the pilot flies it at a higher altitude allowing you to soak up and be able to have aerial view of the Serengeti. The pilots usually include in different sections that involves low-level flying during which gives high chances to watch wildlife. Only expert pilots can follow rivers and streams and will glide just meters above grunting hippos and giraffes.
Flying low allows tourists to take some gainful aerial view wildlife photos.
Hot air ballooning and the great migration
One to be able to enjoy Serengeti’s beautiful landscape with memorable attractions. Visit the park during time for great migration events of millions of wildebeests and thousands of zebras would be to book a flight in the Ndutu areas as large herds of congregate species occur between December and March. Other location allows you to see the great migration from above but remember the herd is mobile and may only happen in a particular area for a brief period. Or can be done in a couple of days.
Serengeti hot air balloon price;
The hot air balloon prices in Serengeti National Park costs USD599 per person includes the Tanapa ballooning fee of USD40.
The rate includes a transfer from your lodge or camp to the departure balloon site. The experience can be done between 50 and 70 minutes and depending on the landing site. Along hot air balloon you can enjoy breakfast at the site which is set up at a different location daily. The balloon baskets can carry up to 16 passengers in total.
Planning a balloon safari
Hot air balloon safari; Starts early in the morning with transfer from the Seronera areas at 05:30 and from the other lodges in the area at around 04 hours.
What to carry with; On your visit to Serengeti National Park endeavor to carry useful items such as; camera, binoculars, comfortable shoes. So we strongly recommend booking your balloon safari in advance, most especially during peak season.
What happens if the weather is poor?
This is an activity which can be done in suitable weather. If on that particular day experience poor weather, you will be rebooked on a later flight if possible. Or elsewhere the money will be refunded to you.
Why is a balloon safari so expensive
The reason why balloon safari sounds expensive especially on visit to Serengeti, it’s because of high costs of fuel and crew to operate the balloon flight.
Each crew consists six people plus a licensed pilot.
Apart from hot air balloon, Serengeti National Park has got a bucket of attractions and things to do during your safari here including; Game drive, Visit Olduvai Gorge, Observing the wildebeest migration, Visiting the Masai, Bird watching, Swimming, Visit the hippo pool, Visit the Ngorongoro crater, Bush meals among others.